Sausage explosion

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by marcus l, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. marcus l

    marcus l Newbie

    I made 25lbs of Mild Italian sausage today using Leggs Seasoning and pork butts. All whent well but when I cooked my first 4 links in oven they exploded or burst open. I did perferate befor cooking. Please help.
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to  your first qview.  [​IMG]
     
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Why  not post some pics of before and after.  You may try cooking them in a saucepan with about half an inch of water or beer and see what happens.  Are there any fillers in the spice mix you used?  How hot an oven, was it 400 degrees or closer to 225?   Did you do your own stuffing?  Did you really pack it in there or was the stuff loose enough that you could come back and make links by twisting the casing?

    Collagen or natural casings?

    Give us a bit more info and maybe we can help.

    Al
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]   Glad to have you with us!

    Sounds like you over stuffed them.
     
  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    X2
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Sounds like they cooked to hot. Fat will build up between the meat and casing causing a burst.
     
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We need more info like Al mentioned.

    Any of these or combination will do it.

    To much free water,

    To much fat.

    Poor bind/ not mixed enough

    Cooked to hot or on one side.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks & Sounds like you're in good hands here.

    Meanwhile, get the flak jacket & helmet out !!!

    Bear
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah how bout it.
     

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