Breakfast Sausage Time

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by gary s, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. I was out of Breakfast sausage and I had an extra pork butt in the freezer so  Fresh pork sausage.

    I love links but was out of sheep casings So I just stuffed into about plastic tubes.

    Started with about an 8 lb. Butt

    Gor her deboned

    Slicing it up in small cubes

    I had some extra fat that I added

    Ready to do the first grind (I use the big plate first

    You can see I just pulled this out of the freezer

    First Grind.  I mix my seasoning in and back in the fridge till the second grind

    Sorry no pics of the second grind but I'm ready to stuff

    Stuffer and bags ready, waiting on me

    First Bag ready to be sealed with hog ring

    8 lbs. of sausage  5 bags about 1.6 lbs per bag

    Thanks for looking
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The sausage looks really good, Gary!

    Did you use a premixed seasoning or your own blend.

    We like the mix from the sausage maker.

    I like the bag too, makes it easy to slice into patties.

    I sent a point your way!

  3. Thanks Al, it was my own blend. I've been trying for well over a year to duplicate Parnell's Old Folks Sausage. That is the one one My Wife and Grandson prefer.

    I like the Leggs sausage blend.  But my grandson said I nailed it have to wait and see what the Boss says..

    One thing I do (Sometimes) is almost freeze the bags then slice it on my slicer, put about 8 patties per bag and Vac seal.  Man not this time.

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Gary, nice job ,you always need some breakfast sausage on hand !
  5. Thanks CM

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Mighty Tasty, Gary!![​IMG]

    You gonna freeze & slice them into patties??

    Points to you.

    Isn't it getting to Hot & Dry down there?

    Don't you think you ought to move up here to PA with me??

    The closest house to me, across the road (about 1/4 mile away) is for sale. It's not very big, but it has a small pond about 15' from the back door.

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Gary,, I have about 8 butts in the freezer that I need to do,,, We like the larger size links like a brat but in a breakfast blend,, put cure in it and cold smoke it with apple for about 4hrs ,,,, still needs cooked before eating. 

    Yours looks great!!! POINTS

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  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary looks good,I was always under the impression, that when you defrosted meat you had to cook it before refreezing. Points


  9. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic Gary, I see some fabulous breakfasts in your future.

    I need to get me one of those hog ringers, I am still on the butcher twine method.

  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good! I'm waiting for a good deal on pork shoulder and it isn't happening. We used to have buy-one-get-one-free deals. I'm ready to grind.

    This year I have two kinds of sage so it would be interesting to split the batch and see if I can taste the difference.
  11. Thanks Richie, I have always done it that way when I had a stash of Butts. But !!! you got me thinking am I doing it wrong so I looked it up

    and here is what it said

    The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises: Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze  it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze  the cooked foods.  

    And Thank you     Bear, driedstick. redheelerdog and BlueWhisper

  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Gary,,, My mom always told me not to refreeze after thawing,,,some meat has been wasted over the years,,, not no more THANKS

  13. We need to Thank Richie for bringing it up !!    Thank you my friend

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  14. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Looks good enough to eat.
    Points to you.

  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie 
  16. Thanks for the points Ed.
  17. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Gary.  That's good to know.  I'm like the others--I thought once it was thawed, it shouldn't be refrozen because you don't know if it had been frozen and thawed once before..  That will sure make life a lot easier.


  18. Thanks Gary

  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well... As usual I've been traveling and was late for breakfast.  Hate it cause I know you take breakfast sausage seriously! Nice post and awesome chubs! point

  20. Thank you Brian


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