Time for some Venison sausage ....

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bombo80, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. bombo80

    bombo80 Smoke Blower

    This weekend I am planning of making two kind of venison sausage. Jumbo wieners and bratwurst. I was planning on making summer sausage too, but my casings are questionable. (bug infestation) I need to get new ones. So, already having hog casings, I am making wieners and brats instead.

    I went to a local meat shop (Von Hansen's) and ordered a 60# box of 50/50 pork trim. I portioned it into 5# freezer bags, last night. It's nice not having to worry about refrigeration this time of year. (Minnesota) I also have a breezeway between the house and garage to put the stuff, so the critters stay out of it. I got my venison thawing out today.

    If my math is correct, 15 pounds of venison, mixed with 10 pounds of 50/50 trim, will yield out to ~25 pounds of sausage at 80% lean. I might even back it off to 7 pounds of 50/50 trim, to give me about 85% lean end product. We'll just have to see what it looks like when I start grinding.

    And for those who are thinking jumbo wieners ????? You don't have to stuff wieners into sheep casings. I like big wieners. (Uh oh [​IMG]) Not those kind either, people. [​IMG]

    Hopefully the weather will cooperate a little bit too. We are supposed to get another 2-5 inches of snow today. I already got 10" on my smokehouse now.


    I'll post plenty of pics as I am progressing.

  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That sounds good Bombo, looking forward to your Qviews![​IMG]
  3. I am very new to making sausage and jerky so I will ask. What temp do you smoke your sausage at and for about how long?
  4. bombo80

    bombo80 Smoke Blower

    Sonny, temps vary, depending on what you're making. I don't have my smoke schedule sheets with today. Sometimes they find their way into my lunch bag. I'll get back to you tonight on that. Maybe somebody else has access to their house temps.
  5. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Show us some pics bombo. I can't wait.

    Sonny, temps and time vary with what you are smoking.
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to pics Bombo !!!

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