Sausage Making Party (pic HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crankybuzzard, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Several of us got together to make some sausages this weekend, and we had a blast making sausage, eating, having beverages, and telling a LOT of stories.

    We had one individual in charge of Friday night refreshments and snacks, he didn't fail us! The pics below don't show the other beers and Crown that was in the door!

    Friday night we cut up the butts and got them all ground up so we'd have a jump start today.

    We started with 68 pounds of butts and ended up with just under 57 pounds after trimming and deboning. All of the bones and trim were placed into a large pot with some garlic and onion. That simmered all night for stock. This stock will be used for a ham and kale soup that one of our friends makes.

    We made 50/50 beef and pork snack sticks for the kiddos in 19mm collagen casings, and then used the remaining meat mixture for summer sausage in 1 pound chubs. All total, this batch was 24 pounds.

    From that batch, we moved on to a Polish sausage that we've tweaked over the last couple of years. 25 pounds here.

    Then it was time for a little lunch, the snack man came through big time! He made homemade barbacoa and retried beans for street tacos! We also snacked on the Buzzard Balls I posted Thursday night. Almost needed a nap before getting back to work.

    And last, but not least we made breakfast sausage, just over 20 pounds.

    I have the Polish sausage in the smoker now.

    On and off throughout the day, we had 5 adults and 2 kiddos making sausage. Lots of laughs, serious eats, and lots of memories made in the last 24+ hours!

    Finished pics of the Polish later on.
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Wow, that's what I call a sausage makin' party.

    Points to you and your sausage making friends

    and to the younger folks.

    That's how to do it, make a party out of it.

    Very fine looking sausage too.

    Don't need to tell you to have fun,

    you got it goin' on.

  3. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Wow! That's awesome! Bet it was a great time!
  4. nepas

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

    Heck yeah.

    Thats awesome

  5. smokinal

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

    Wow, that looks like a real fun day!

    Point to you & your friends!

  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like fun!
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    A Great time had by All !![​IMG]

    And the results look Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Nice Job, Charlie & Friends!! [​IMG]

  8. Nice Job my Dallas Friend, It all looks fantastic. A lot of fun and great eats. 

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  9. noshrimp

    noshrimp Smoke Blower

    Awesome work, looks like fun! The street tacos look delicioso!

  10. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We had a ball for sure.

    SS is in the smoker, I ended up pulling to Polish at almost midnight and didn't get pics of it. Snack stick and SS pics soon.

    By the way, Gary S saved my bacon! We wanted to add some heat to the breakfast sausage and I didn't have access to my notes since I was at someone else's house. Gave Gary a call and he looked in his notes and provided the ratio of red pepper flakes needed! Thank you sir!
  11. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that looks like a great batch of sausage! Nice job.

  12. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Awesome times, Cranky!


  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CB, looks like one helluva good party with some excellent tasty results ! [​IMG]
  14. breeze

    breeze Newbie

    Definitly looks like you guys had a good time. What size meat grinder is that? Did it have any issues grinding up 50+ lbs of meat? I've always been interested in making my own sausage but I haven't purchased any of the equipment yet.
  15. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking sausage party cranky!  looks like everyone had a blast!
  16. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yeah, we had a great time!

    The grinder is a #12 and has no problem at all with grinding that much meat.  The trick is to not force feed it and keep the meat really cold, but that's good practice for all of them.

    Once you start making your own sausage, you won't go back to the store bought stuff!
  17. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last pics!

    Summer sausage took 10.5 hours to reach the final temp and the sticks finished in about 6.

    This go around we didn't add any pepper corns since some folks don't care for the crunch and tingle.  Nice creamy flavor with just the cheese and mustard seed.

    We're already planning for another get together soon.  We need some boudin and some Swedish potato sausage, and more sticks!
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  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoking is great.

    Smoking with friends is better. 

    Smoking with young people is even better.

    If this isn't a point worthy thread, I've never seen one!

    Keep enjoying, Cranky!

  19. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Looks like y'all passed a good time!!
  20. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CB That snausage looks flipping good,,, good times!! 



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