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Question on Summer sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by chewmeister, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    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.
  2. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

    I just recently used a starter in my summer sausage in hopes of getting that old world tang......It worked perfectly! I have also made plenty without it and it worked out as well.
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You dont need to... You can add some ECA (encapsulated citric acid) if you want tang.