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From Detroit with Attitude!

stitch jones

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Not really(the attitude part)...just wanted to get your attention.

I do however live in the Detroit area.  Grandparents migrated here from Belgium and there was/is a large Belgian population in this area.  With that came bike racing, homing pigeon racing, feather bowling, etc.   AND sausage making!  My grandfather spent some time working in a butcher shop in the old country before becoming a Detroit auto worker so this is likely where the interest in sausage making originated in our family.

I have been making sausage with family (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins) for as long as I can remember...it is honestly one of my earliest memories.  We have a few regular family recipes we have always made including a blood sausage (we haven't made this in years...lost track of grandpa's recipe), a dry cured sausage, and a couple other pork based sausages.  We experiment a bit and have added a good fresh Kielbasa to the regular rotation. 

Personally I am not a hunter but do enjoy eating game and my cousins who are hunters have experimented with game sausages as well with good results. I have interest but little experience with smoking and would like to experiment and come up with a snack stick recipe.  I also have some jerky experience using a dehydrator & have had  good results.

Anyway...I enjoy food and came across your site.  Been lurking for a while and finally created an account so I could start posting.  I am by no means an authority and will likely ask more questions than have answers.  Thanks for the forum.

Stitch
 

gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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seenred

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Hello Stitch...Welcome to the forums!  You've found a great place to share ideas on all things smoked, cured, grilled, etc.  There are plenty of good people here who really know their stuff and genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input around here, and just ask when you need anything...someone will surely have the answer.

Red
 

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