Christmas Sausage & List

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So are any of you planning on making smoked sausage for gifts?

    I have done this the past 4 years with smoked cheese and its a big hit.

    So if your going to do this post some pics and lets see. We are having a Christmas drop in at our home for the new neighbors to come over. I will take some pics of what i made for the meat-n-cheese trays.

    And

    Do you have any Christmas sausage equipment on your want list?

    I think my wife got me a Cabelas 11lb with the motor, or a glass door merchandiser (cooler like they have sodas in at wally) for my dry cure, i also seen where she had my LEM & Sausage Maker book out?
     
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Just finished up our Christmas summer sausages. I have cheese to do this weekend. We send it out every year to our family and friends as presents. My apologies for once again posting crappy cell phone pics. The jalapeno are always the biggest hit so this year I decided to also do a limited batch of chile de arbol as well and those came out incredibly good. It definitely is a little more spicy than the jalapeno.

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    For Christmas I am hoping the wifey will let me buy the parts to build a 70 - 100lbs water powered stuffer. I got my shopping list at McMaster-Carr all put together last weekend. [​IMG]
     
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     All of it!!     [​IMG]
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A new vac pak unit would be nice
     
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I might try to pump out some summer sausage before the holiday season, but it not far off and I don't see finding the time anytime soon. Looking forward to the party pic's Nepas.

    Hey Joel you need less sausage or stronger shelves! I'll take the one third row down and second from the right
     
  6. smokinal

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

    Were going to give out pepperoni & smoked cheese to friends & family.

    I pretty much have all my toys, another freezer would help though.
     
  7.   Solaryellow,I was thinking about trying to make a water stuffer and was wondering about your plans and parts.Sorry to stray from the thread but am curious, Thanks
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Solar

    You still have my address right...

    Very nice.
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You wanting this kind.....This is the one a friend built for me.

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  10. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    The shelves got messed up brining the turkeys a few days before Dan. I need to fix them.


    This is what I am basing my plans off of. I am still trying to figure out a collar so I can use the stuffing tubes I already have.

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    Thanks Rick!
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    No sausage toys for me....... I pretty much have all I need..... Shooterick had a injecting gun at the SELA I would like to have. My spouse said she wanted the Ipad2 so she is going to get that... I want this for christmas......

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    Want to put out some awesome bearveiw..........[​IMG]

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  12. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Joel

    The only problem i see with that stuffer is the top valve. Why would you want the mix going through the valve and getting all clogged. IMHO
     
  13. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    I have some reservations about that as well based on the three piece valves I have been seeing but I am willing to give it a try. I have seen a couple of these in action on Youtube and another forum and they seem to work fine.



     
  14. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can you leave out that valve and put a inline foot valve for the water inlet? That should do the same thing as the top valve.
     
  15. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Is there some kindve bypass valve u could install?

    My Dad had a mobil on at the locker that was water powered with its on pump and it had a valve and a bypass!
     
  16. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    One of the things I was thinking about is just relocating the water inlet and outlet valves closer to the top of the stuffer. There is no reason why they have to be at the base.
     
  17. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Told my wife to get me a grinder stuffer  we will see.[​IMG]
     
  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We have traditionally done sweets for neighbors at Christmas.

    Now, I have them more toward other things.  Lots of sweets in most peoples' houses this time of year.

    Great time of year to cold smoke.  I am thinking more toward cold smoked cheese and Canadian bacon for their appetizer needs?

    Some want sausage, and that can be handled.

    For myself, I am so blessed that I ask for nothing.  Any toys I want, I will choose and purchase for myself.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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