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Smoked jalapeño cheese venison sausage.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 73saint, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I’ve had this vision to convert my Fatboy into a sausage smoker, sans racks. Well it finally came together this week. I took out 15 lbs of venison, and decided to make a home made smoked sausage. I added 6 lbs of brisket trim, and 9lbs of combination pork shoulder and bacon ends. I also picked a ton of jalapeños from the garden, roasted 5 heads of garlic, picked a bunch of fresh parsley and added to that the following list of seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, black pepper, cure#1(6tsp), paprika, salt, turbinado sugar, all spice, mustard & fennel seeds (toasted and ground). Also used nfdm & nola blond beer & 1lb each of habanero & cheddar high temp cheese from Walton’s. Here are a few pics I took along the way. All of this was done with my kitchenaide grinder & 5lb LEM mighty bite stuffer.
    My venison, pork, brisket trim, jalapeños, bacon Ends and cheese. Since my equipment is small scale, I did it in batches and cleaned as I went.
    I even mixed the meat, seasoning, etc in batches to get even distribution.
    Fry test was delish. Could taste a nice balance of flavor and heat. Very much liked the way the high temp cheese handled as well.

    Next day was stuffing and smoking day.

    Three wooden dowels I bought at Home Depot yesterday, didn’t even have to cut them, they were stock 48”, perfect length.

    I ended up taking all three racks out , and only needed two dowels.

    I ran the sausages for about 2 hours before adding any smoke. That really helped dry them out. Temps were low, about 125 degrees most of the night. I used pitmasters choice in my amazen smoker for about 6-7 hours. I didn’t pay attention to the internal temps, because tonight I’m going to finish them with another round of smoke and low (but slightly higher) temps.

    Really REALLY happy with the results so far. Color and smell are amazing. The sausage seems to have really taken the smoke.
    I’ll take some pics of the finished product later on tonight.
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  2. Steve H

    Steve H Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks real tasty! Point!
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  3. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man very nice!! Sausage is the next smoking mountain I need to climb. Planning to try some this fall.
  4. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That's literally making my mouth water.Seriously.

    The end result looks insane.
  5. creek bottom

    creek bottom Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Looks AWESOME!!!
  6. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Steve!
    Thanks jcam, it’s a lot of work but you can really make some good sausages at home.

    Thanks, I can’t wait to try the end product.
    Thanks creek!
  7. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice, it looks delicious!
  8. Sowsage

    Sowsage Smoke Blower

    This look really good! Cant wait to see some finished photos!
  9. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good saint . Nice work .
  10. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks smokerjim, it’s about to go back on the smoker so we’ll find out soon enough.

    Thanks sowsage, I’ll be sure to post them.

    Thanks Chop, hope they taste as good as they look and smell.
  11. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh hell yeah!
    I'm salivating hard looking at those pics.
    Putting that pit to some dang fine usage.

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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  12. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Chi
    thanks Chile!! I’ve got them back on the pit now, temps are steady at 135 so I ought to be finished in a few hrs. Can’t wait to dig in to em!
  13. Sowsage

    Sowsage Smoke Blower

    Man all I can think about right now is how awesome this stuff is going to turn out for you. Lol. I'm already planning out my next smoke sausage adventure.
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  14. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i can drive over this weekend and help you with'em.
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  15. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well I finished them last night. Gradually brought the internals up to 150/160, and continued to get good smoke on them. When they were finished I rinsed them in cold water to stop the cook process. I’m sitting here right now munching on a few cold pieces and it’s sooo good. Can’t wait to fire up the grill tonight!!
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  16. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    St, those look fantastic brother!
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  17. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Saint those sausages look delicious!! So much stuff I want to make on here!

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  18. Sowsage

    Sowsage Smoke Blower

    Awesome job! They look really tasty from here!
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  19. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    good looking sausage saint.

    point for sure
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  20. drdon

    drdon Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Amazing turn out! I certainly wouldn't call that "small scale". Nice job sir!