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Question on Summer sausage


Smoking Fanatic
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Joined Aug 28, 2013
Thinking on making Summer sausage and wondering if I need to ferment it before smoking. I've read recipes that do and some that don't. Going to use a mix of 75% beef and 25% pork.

Thanks in advance.


Sausage maker
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OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Apr 28, 2010
You dont need to... You can add some ECA (encapsulated citric acid) if you want tang.

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