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Thermometer Probe in Summer Sausage

dave in indiana

SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 24, 2013
I'm new here and to making deer summer sausage.  Just starting out with some LEM kits and some venison and 20% ground pork.  

Using my kitchen oven and not a smoker.  I do hang them in my oven with a drip pan.

I am wondering if I can use my meat thermometer probe in one of the sausages to monitor the temps as I shoot for the recipe's target temp?

Or will leaving it in for the whole time give me an inaccurate reading.

(I'm tired of opening the oven and constantly poking one of the sausages for to see if it reached the correct temp.)



Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Oct 4, 2012
If its a remote therm (wired probe) yes you can leave it in the whole time. I place mine in the middle of the chub, pushed half way through.


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Oct 19, 2016
Another trick I use is when I pull the sausage to cool it in the ice water bath I put a piece of electrical tape over the hole from the temp probe to keep it from leaking all over.

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