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summer sausage??

boehmerboehmer Posts: 23
edited 5:04PM in EggHead Forum
Anyone have any good tips on egg set up for smoking some summer sausage?? and i was thinking about maybe trying some kind of the dizzy pig in some wonder if it would work??


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I've made it several times using the Hi Mountain kit, it is excellent. -RP
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Kind of been waiting for you to jump in on the sausage posts. If you get some time you should post some of your pictures.

    When you grind different meats what kind of mixer do you use, or do you.

    I am going to start out with a KA grinder and hopefully mix using the paddle and stuffing by hand - for now.

  • boehmerboehmer Posts: 23
    grandpas Grub.. one of my friends has a meat grinder so i am going to borrow it for the day and stuff by hand.

    I just ordered a kit from high mountain.

    we are grinding some deer meat with some pork in it.
    Thinking about smoking it with apple chips.

    I will be sure to take a lot of pictures.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Apple wood sounds great. I am going to do a beef summer sausage. I have a lot of cherry so that is what I am going to do, heavy smoke.

    I am also going do some with mesquite just to see if I like a heavier smoke flavor.

    I also would like to do some bratwurst. What I want to do and what I get done are two different tings entirely.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I have a LEM 17 lb mixer but I've only used it one time because I don't have a sink large enough to wash it in. I put my seasonings on the chunks of meat then grind it which pretty well takes care of mixing. You can also mix in a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment. -RP
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Thanks Randy,

    I will try doing it like you suggested and must mix it when grinding.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Hey Kent, I was just watching a show on the Travel Channel and saw some sausage being mixed with a dough hook. -RP
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I wasn't sure if the hook would give it a good enough mix.

    I have been reading about sausage, brats and the like, the seasonings seem pretty simple.

    I am having second thoughts with stuffing casings with a spoon. Wondering if the KA stuffer is with the $20 or so to give this a try.

    I have a bad habit of wanting better and better stuff to do projects with but I am not sure how invested I want to get into all this. There are some pretty good sausage and brauts at the stores which I can just get, cook and eat.

    As I reall from past posts I have read, the KA attachments are not the best tool for this type of project.

  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I wouldn't recommend the KA stuffer based on recommendations. Northern Industries has a great 5 lbs stuffer that doesn't break the bank.

    Geez I feel so cheap, I mixed sausage with my hands. But I like the idea of adding the seasoning to the meat prior to grinding!!

  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Hey Randy,

    What smoke do you but on your summer sausage. I'm using cherry on my 100% ham based summer sausage.

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