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Using ground deer for sausage

bnew17

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I have some ground deer from the processor with what i estimate at a 90/10 ratio with fat. I want to make some brats and mix 50/50 with pork shoulder. Will using the ground deer that has beef fat, give the sausage a bad flavor?0
 

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Hmm, good question.
My local shop blends ground venison with pork fat, not beef.
I have them just straight grind so I can make it my way.
 

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Won't hurt a thing... that little amount of beef shouldn't be noticeable at 50/50 venison/pork
 

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Depends on what type of beef fat he used in the mix. Not all beef fat is ideal for sausage. I have found that beef brisket trim fat is good fat for sausage, which is what some texas smokehouses use when making Texas beef hot links.
 

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There are dozens of Sausages that mix Pork and Beef. Your Venison should work fine...JJ
 

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It will be fine when making venison summer sausage I use 70% venison 20% beef fat and 10% pork fat and people seem to like it.
When grinding venison for burgers and such I mix with about 15% beef fat and no pork to me beef tastes closer to venison than pork does.
 

archeryrob

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I used my sausage fat calc and deer with 10% beef fat and pork shoulder at 30% should give you 20% fat sausages. They could be a bit dry or clumpy. I like a min of 25% and would rather be at 30%, but let us know how it was.
 

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