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Hello from Cadillac Michigan.


Joined Feb 25, 2014
Not a beginner but still much to learn about summer sausage.  Have a Camp Chef 24" smoker.  Need opinion or preference on smoking sausage horizontally or vertically.  Have never tried it vertically.  Seems that the ends of the sausage get dried out, or wrinkle.  I'm sure that the heat on the edges, corners of the smoker vary from the center.  Any help out there?  Thanks


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Welcome from Canada.

You will find a ton of information here about sausage, just do a search. As for smoking vertically or horizontally and getting overcooked in spots, I think it depends on your smoker and where the heat source is. If you end up with an end really near the heat, it may overcook before the rest is done. 

You might want to personal message boyjko. He does a lot of sausage and is very knowledgeable.



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dj mishima

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Welcome from Canton, MI!

I don't know anything about sausage making, but I see that a lot of people on here are into it.  I'm sure you can get some help!

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