Summer Sausage and cure

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by cheryl1949, May 31, 2010.

  1. cheryl1949

    cheryl1949 Newbie

    I have looked at different Summer Sausage recipes and some say to put the sausage in the refrigerator for up to 3 days mixing twice daily to let the cure sit before stuffing.  Is this true.  I just made some and mixed stuffed let it sit in the refrigerator for 12 hours and smoked.  Is that alright.

  2. piker

    piker Fire Starter

    I always mix the sausage and then stuff into casings and let sit for 24 hrs, in the frig and then smoke. I never go above 165f as this renders out the fat .Piker 
  3. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    I am with Piker on this,  I mix and stuff let stand for a day or two OR mix and let the batch sit in the frig for a day or two and then stuff, eat or vacuum pack and freeze.   All depends on what the clock says.   The point of letting it sit is so the cure and all of the other ingredients "flourish" in the meat. 

    I have not been able to tell the difference in the methods that I do,
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello, and welcome to the SMF, Good to see that you are getting some replies to your thread. I've moved your thread to roll call, so that everyone has a chance to welcome you. Can you give us a little introduction about yourself and your equipment? It's all good my friend.
    Last edited: May 31, 2010
  5. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You done allright. As long as you added the cure to the seasonings then mixed and stuffed your good to go. Smoke them to an internal temp of 155*. Quick cool in cold running water or an ice bath to under 100*. Call me when your done, I'll be right over.... 
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     First off welcome Cheryl to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:

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