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Venison Bologna Qview


Smoke Blower
Joined Nov 7, 2007
I found some deer burger in the bottom of the frezer that had a couple years on it and thought I would make a few links of bologna. Used 10 lbs deer and 2 lbs pork sausage and a Lems backwoods mix and added some dried jalapeno pepper. I ran all the burger through the grinder with a 1/8 plate after it thawed to get a better consistency (less air voids) this time around. I let them sit in the cooler part of the shop for about 7 hrs. after stuffing, then into the mes with the water pan and set at 150 and the timer on 24 hrs around 7PM.  At 8 AM the next mourning bumped it up to 160 then at noon up to 170 and stuck in the digital thermo. It was showing a temp of 149 and let it go to  6 PM that evening to a final temp of 156.  I would say this is the best bologna to date for me. Sorry I did not think of taking any pics till I started to slice this AM.

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A close up of the consistency

Ready to vac in stacks of 5 per week for lunches at work

16 weeks worth of good lunch meat ready for the freezer

I have smoked these quicker but had problems with the fat rendering out . This seemed to work well for me this time around.

Thanks for looking


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 2, 2012
Its worth the time. Summer sausage can take 12-14 hours. It is such a meat mass that it takes time for the heat to cook the middle. If you go to fast, like you said the fat can render or the meat under the casing gets hard and dry. The way you did these works good for most sausage. Very nice job!


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
That will make incredible sandwiches. Well done.


leah elisheva

Master of the Pit
Joined Sep 19, 2013
So fun! It's impressive to see all the homemade works of edible art here! Enjoy! Cheers! - Leah


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Feb 13, 2014
Looks really good, low and long is the ticket otherwise it gets hard around the outside. People at work will be envious lunch time!

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