Busy sausage day here. 4 types, 30 pounds!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crankybuzzard, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ground and mixed the following over Friday night and yesterday.

    8 pounds of sweet Italian
    9 pounds of pepperoni (non-fermented)
    6 pounds of chicken basil
    10 pounds of summer sausage

    SS is in the smoker, and half the chicken is poaching, but here's what's hanging, waiting for the smoker or poacher...


    Had a small pepperoni chub, so I poached it earlier to see how it was. I'll do it again!

    More to come later after all smoked/poached.
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You folks are freekin sausage making maniacs..............[​IMG]
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love it. I am waiting on more pics.
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome CB ! Thumbs Up
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most all that I make goes to family members. I also take care of the boys in my maintenance department, they eat well on Mondays!

    The chicken sausage is for my lunches, tastes great, and very low fat.
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wish my boss brought that kinda stuff to work... We're lucky to get a cup of coffee ! :biggrin:
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So what's in the chicken sausage, besides chicken and basil? My converted vegetarian wife ( had one of my smoked burgers) won't eat pork or beef sausages.
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used Len Poli's recipe.  The only item I don't use is the sodium polyphosphate.  This is the 4th or 5th time I've made them and they are great! 

    I poach these sausages at 170° until I get a 160° IT.  The nuke nicely as well for lunch!
     
  9. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm the Environmental, Health and Safety manager for a large corporation, and those boys bust their tails to make sure that we have 100% compliance and up time.  When I first went to work there they were worried that I would be the stereotypical "safety guy", I work with them side by side and get dirty along with them when I can, so they've really come around.

    So, they bust tail for me over a weekend to make things work, I bring in fresh cooked stuff for lunch on Monday.  Tomorrow will be italian sausage and the fixings to make a darn good sammich.  The wife also made a pistachio cake for them since they sent me home early on Saturday...  That usually means they wanted to do something I wouldn't want to witness!  [​IMG]
     
  10. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Cranky. I'm an HSE manager as well. Responsible for 16 plants globally. Good looking sausages!
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That would be awesome to have a boss that got in the trenches... That means a lot to them I'am sure ! Sounds like ya have a great team ! Thumbs Up

    Your sausages look great & I love anything pistachio.... Lucky guys tomorrow ! Thumbs Up

    Take care
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Unfortunately I have to put up with guys like you on a daily basis being a maintenance mechanic in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years....lol         Crap... Where's my lock and tag dang it.. hurry up!  Safety's out and about today so beware....... Ah Sh%t.. there's safety...lol  Our HSE manager has tried to bust me a few times unsuccessfully. Our procedures are extreme and vague. I follow OSHA's standard 29 cfr and I'm good.............. you guys are appreciated. You make sure we go home every day.....
     
  13. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chicken sausage all poached up. Had to have a sample for a snack!


    Summer sausage done as well, we all know what it looks like, but here it is anyway. :biggrin:


    Italian is in the smoker and it'll be late before it's done. Pepperoni is still in the frig. I'll do it tomorrow.
     
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  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. I am interested in the italian and pep.
     
  15. smokepone

    smokepone Newbie

    what summer sausage recipe do you use?  Would love to see what it looks like.
     
  16. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cranky B.  you deserve points for all you do. Great job!!  Reinhard
     
  17. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm having to work over tonight since we've had some issues, but I'll post the recipes tomorrow night.  They are recipes found on the net, but I've tweaked them a bit to meet my taste.  Red wine in place of water, added NFDM, some additional spices...
    Same as above Smokepone, I'll post them tomorrow.
    I love my hobbies!  I like to build things (smokers, controllers, etc.), I love to cook (as you can see), and I love to make people feel appreciated.  I can't always do volunteer work, but I can cook for some folks!

    EDIT: Forgot to add a pic of the finished Italians.  It was too late to sample them.  Chilled, packed, frig...

     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
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  18. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a pic of what my SS looks like when sliced.  This is the standard mixture with the addition of whole pepper corns, whole mustard seed, and hi-temp cheddar cheese.


     
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  19. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks freekin gooooooooood........
     
  20. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    good job...I like the mustard seed in the SS.
     

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