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Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:09:41 PM »
I made some homemade summer sausage. Used a kit. Heated in a smoker to 153 degrees. It came out great.  Here's my question. How long would it be good without refrigeration? The stuff in the store lasts a long time. But, I suspect it has additional preservatives. I have a frozen chub of it and would like to send one to my kid through the mail. Could I just put it in a 2-day envelope frozen and expect it to be OK? Thoughts?


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Re: Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »
Might be okay...

Is it just paper wrapped or vacuum sealed?

How much, volume-wise are you sending?

One option to think about is a Priority Mail Flat Rate box, if you are sending a fairly big amount, can add ice packs and as long as it is Flat Rate box, the extra weight of the ice packs wouldn't be any additional cost.
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Re: Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 02:37:17 PM »
That box is a good idea. I have it vacuum sealed and currently frozen. I like the idea of stuffing a couple ice packs into the box along with it. It will probably end up being an expensive piece of summer sausage. :chuckle: I've got a 22 year old that is feeling home sick and would like a care package, LOL.


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Re: Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 02:54:25 PM »
I'm kinda thinking vacuum sealed you'd be fine with no refrigeration this time of year.

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Re: Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 03:49:03 PM »
FWIW, I hang my summer sausage and salami for a week after smoking.  A couple days with ice packs should be no problem.  Maybe wrap in some flexible insulation also.
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Re: Summer Sausage Refrigeration
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 10:14:44 AM »
FWIW, I hang my summer sausage and salami for a week after smoking.  A couple days with ice packs should be no problem.  Maybe wrap in some flexible insulation also.

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