Sausage Seasonings

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by pandemonium, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i went to my local butcher and bought pre pakaged seasonings each enough for 25 lbs so that should last me forever. anyone try these kind? and whats your opinion?
    seems like the way to go for 4 bucks each, why make my own? spices are spices right?
     
  2. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess if you like the sausage at your local butcher then its a good thing. I bought prepackaged seasonings for my first batch and for my first bacon but i will make my own at some point.
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just ordered some from American Spice and will eventually do the same thing as you in making my own
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I have been making my own following Rytek Kutas' book with a few alterations after an initial attempt. Tomorrow I am going to try some of these from Len Poli's website that I stumbled across a few months ago. http://home.pacbell.net/lpoli/
     
  5. markf

    markf Newbie

    I do a lot of mine from Rytek's book, some with modifications, and I use some premixes. If you like what you're making it doesn't matter if it's your formula or someone else's.
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There it is... plain and simple.
     
  7. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i just ordered ryteks book yesterday should be here soon
     
  8. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will like teh Ryteks Book...Its full of info
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Did you get the Leggs brand seasoning packs?
     
  10. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yes i got the leggs brand, have you had them?
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im still working on the first batch of seasoning packages for sausage but I bought enough for 50lbs and I think I have a package left.
     
  12. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    If you like the consistency of the sausage at your butcher, then go for it I have used legs and they are good and the price is right.

    For some reason I like to tinker with different ingredients and different types of sausages.
     
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Yes I have used Leggs and its good they make several good varieties but most grocers don't carry them all. Also remember the cure is not added to the spice packs of Leggs it has to be added
     
  14. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've used both Legg's and Old Plantation in different markets I'd cut meat in, both are good. I liked the Legg's breakfast sausage, it gave the meat a very nice bloom, made it sell well.

    I just got a catalog from P.S. Seasonings and Spices that looks interesting, by a family run company by the name of the Hanni's; http://www.psseasoning.com ; they have some different things in there.
     
  15. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    well i am confused with this curing process? i didnt think i had to cure unless i slow smoked or dryed out the sausage? i am gonna grill my sausages or pan fry the breakfast kind isnt that ok?
     
  16. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are correct, If you are doing fresh sausage then the cure is not needed. but like any ground meat, use in a few days or store in the freezer.
     
  17. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    ok cool thats what i thought, i will learn alot from rytecs book i hope when i get it
     
  18. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    If you like a sage based breakfast sausage with a little heat, Leggs #10 is hard to beat, and it is usually under $2.00 a pack. I also use their snack stick, summer and smoked polish with good results. Just modify them to your liking.

    Dave
     
  19. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just my own thoughts but for $4 you'd be hard pressed to buy the spices. if its a shop blend and you like there sausage id say your $ ahead doing that
     

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