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How big to make Fatties??

orion11orion11 Posts: 140
edited 10:54PM in EggHead Forum
What size fatties to ya'll start out with? Going to attempt them for the first time with Jimmy Dean store bought. The sausage I bought is in a one pound tube, is this the proper size or do you combine more than one? It's hard to see the scale of size on the postings I reaearched so I'm wondering how long the 1 pounders take to cook?

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,424
    orion11,[p]Just using the roll of sausage straight out of the wrapper is the standard size. I've made my own out of different sausage mixtures, and done them up to 2.5 lb, but those are really more like a meat loaf.[p]Cook them around 250 dome, until they reach an internal of 170. I usually do them direct, and so need to turn them several times, so the fire crisps up all sides. The time varies depending on the thickness of the fattie, and how warm it was when put on. Mine usually take a bit under an hour and a half.[p]I find I often get too carried away with the rub, and the combination of salt in the rub and salt already in the sausage can be a bit much.[p]gdenby

  • orion11orion11 Posts: 140
    gdenby,
    Many thanks for the tips, helped out alot!! I will probably try indirect today, making them for New Year's snacks so I dont know about having a "crisp" crust for that.

  • orion11,
    i do them indirect with a drip pan......
    see thirdeye's link below.

    [ul][li]fatties[/ul]
  • WardsterWardster Posts: 972
    gdenby,
    You should try Bluesmoke's Moon Shadow's rub... low in salt, high in flavor!

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,691
    Wardster,
    thats really good stuff

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