# Sausage question

#### realtorterry

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Just got in my spices from Columbia & of course it's for 25 lbs. I new to trying my own sausage & I don't have a grinder:( I was going to get some ground pork & mix it with that? I only wanna try 1 lb right now though! Anybody know how much seasoning that would be?

#### realtorterry

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By the way I'm only making some patties first time out

#### rbranstner

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1 lb isn't going to be very much meat but I guess it will give you a taste of the seasoning. Check the package and see how many ounces it is.

#### realtorterry

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Yeah I know it's not alot but I seem to be the only sausage eater in the house:( unless o course it's unbelievably delicious. The one I want to make says 8 oz

#### werdwolf

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25 lbs to 8 oz is the question I think.

12.5 to 4

6.25 to 2

3.125 to 1

so about 1 1/2 lb for 1/2 oz seasoning.

Somebody else want to check my math?

#### bmudd14474

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When I am doing smaller batches I just weigh it out so that I get the proper amount. Just divide the total weight of the spice by the lbs it will make and that is how much spice to use per lb.

#### realtorterry

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Ok so im figuring 3 teaspoons for the 1 pound. Mix it up in the processor. Then form to patties. Let you know how it comes out!! I'm seeing a grinder/stuffer in my future

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8 oz / 25 lb meat = .32 oz / 1 lb meat dont know the conversion to Tbs since I have a scale.

#### Bearcarver

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25 lbs to 8 oz is the question I think.

12.5 to 4

6.25 to 2

3.125 to 1

so about 1 1/2 lb for 1/2 oz seasoning.

Somebody else want to check my math?
WW,

Rounding off a bit, your math looks fine to me!

Must have the same kind of Math in Ohio as we do in PeeYaa!

Bear

#### mballi3011

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Now I would also suggest that you weigh your seasoning and that way you'll get and correct amount.

#### pops6927

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Buy a scale, it's the best investment you'll make.

Here's a thread I made a couple years ago that explains how to reproportion seasonings to get the exact amount for any weight of product, but it does require a scale.  But, if you want to make sausages, you need the proper equipment and the scales are cheaper now.