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summer sausage

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tyotrain, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I would like to make my own smoked summer sausage everything i am reading says to hang it in the smoker. i have a offset smoker so i can't hang it in there as anyone just laid them on the grates and done it that way?
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I made mine unstuffed (no casings), and just laid them on my shelves. You couldn't hang unstuffed ones any place. They were GREAT. I find them to have a very good smokey taste, because they were not in casings. I'm not putting down anything in casings, but I am a "Smoke Hound"---I need it to be real smokey, and I do not use liquid smoke.

  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now you will be fine just laying down your sausage. I have a smoker but you don't need to hang it up.
  4. princess

    princess Smoking Fanatic

    It has been my experience that hanging is mostly just for looks. A laid down sausage in a casing may develop stripes from your grates. Unless you're selling it, no one will care, as it doesn't affect the taste.

  5. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    great thats my next projected thanks you all for the info. [​IMG]