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alelover

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I have made quite a few batches of this recipe and everyone says it is pretty awesome. I have to agree. If I do say so myself. The weight of the meat always changes so instead of guessing all the time I took my recipe and put it in a Excel sheet so all I need to do is put in how many pounds of pork I got and Excel calculates the rest of the ingredients insuring my ratios are always the same. Fairly simple but it does take the thinking part out of it.
https://statich.smokingmeatforums.com/c/ce/ce33cec5_italiansausage.vnd.ms-office
 

chef jimmyj

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Looks good to me...JJ
 

dic1207

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Just got a Vertical Sausage Stuffer for Christmas, a romantic gift from my fiance. I think this might be the first batch going through it.
 
 

sam3

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I've been meaning to try a new recipe, and this looks great. Thanks for posting!!
 

wes w

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Scott,  what would be added to the recipe to make it spicy?   Thanks
 

alelover

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Typically red pepper flakes is what's used to make spicy italian sausage.
 

alelover

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On another note I don't think I stated that the fat percentage is added fat not total fat. Most butts are trimmed pretty good so more fat is needed.
 

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Looks good, and I want to give it a try, but before I do...

for the first few ingredients you use "TSP" and the last couple of ingredients you use "tsp".  Are they both teaspoons are does the capitalized version TSP mean tablespoons?
 

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TSP more commonly TBS, are Tablespoons...Great Question! Looking at the amounts, 1 Tablespoon Fennel per pound would be more common, compared to 1 tsp...JJ
 
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danbono

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Hi I'm a little confused\, so is which is it  right.I agree 1 Tablespoon of Fennel per 1lb, sounds about right? Then again I just love Fennel in my Italian sausage.

TSP more commonly TBS, are Tablespoons...Great Question! Looking at the amounts, 1 Tablespoon Fennel per pound would be more common, compared to 1 tsp...JJ

Thanks Dan
 

s24smoove

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typically, T=tablespoon

               t=teaspoon

make your life easier and your recipes better, buy a scale, train your eyes in ounces, oz., make recipes in batches of 6.25 # to start, why, 6.25---12.5-----25----50---100, do you see a pattern emerging? good luck.
 

alelover

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Upper case is Tablespoons. TBS is thin blue smoke. I didn't want to confuse myself.
 

sauced

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I just joined group as I am very new to sausage making and your conversion sheet is great! Thanks for sharing!!
 

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