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Beer and Garlic German Venison sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by fourthwind, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got a doe mule deer at camp this year.  Decided to make myself a bunch of sausage.  Yesterday I made 12 pounds of fresh cheddar brats, and today I am making smoked beer and garlic german sausage.   I did 1 part venison to 2 parts pork butt.  I used a Hi Mountain spice kit with natural casings for the most part.  I ran out in the last of the fifteen pound batch and had to use a few links of callogen casing.  I used beer instead of water, and added about 10 large cloves of fresh garlic to the mix. The fry test was very tasty, so off to the smoker they go.  Going for an hour at low temp to dry then bumping it up with some peach and hickory for the smoke up to 152°   Can't wait for the final results!

  2. I'm in Colorado Springs so let me know about 2 hours before they're ready and I'll be there!  Kidding aside - would like to know how they turn out.  Didn't get an elk this year but going to Oklahoma a couple of times this fall/winter hoping to get a couple of whitetails then it's off to the grinder for brats and snack sticks.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the deer and those sausages look and sound awesome!!
  4. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Out of the smoker and cooled off in an ice water bath for a few seconds.  Fried one up with a bit of butter in the pan, and all I can say is wow..   I am in love..   Fantastic results.  The smoke added such a great dimension to this recipe.   I am super happy I have enough to do another 15 pound batch.  I have no doubts the family is going to love this stuff.  My 2 Year old meatatarian already consumed an entire sausage.  Time to split it up and vacuum seal it for the freezer!

    Good luck chasing deer in OK Colorado007!  It was a rough year in the mountains for second season.  I was just REALLY happy I picked up a doe tag this year.  Only two of us brought home meat out of six in our camp and those were both deer.



  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I like the sausage and then congrats on the doe a deer a sack full of sausage deer.
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great to me.
  7. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations on the deer and sausages....I really like the color on the links....[​IMG]