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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2020, 06:51:53 AM »
I have the Cabela's mixes but their instructions are for 25# batches and it gives the amount of water to use for the whole package but nothing in regards to amount of water for smaller batches. I guess just do the math huh? Say 12# would use 1 to 1 1/2 c. water and so on? :dunno:

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2020, 07:01:02 AM »
Yup!  :yeah:

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2020, 07:49:46 AM »
I've done a pound or two. I thought I wrote out my process here somewhere, but I can't find the thread yet. I did find this one though. If you have any specific questions, ask away.

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,247677.0.html
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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2020, 07:58:57 AM »
Found it.  Page two has some write-up and info. 

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,232091.15.html
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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2020, 08:30:43 AM »
You say lean pork, so if you use a pork shoulder roast then you trim as much fat off as you can?

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2020, 08:50:30 AM »
Thanks all lots of good info!

I did not Trim off any fat just cubed both meats up and started Grinding.

I feel like packing is the reason for the air pockets as I think there is still a little fat in the finished product. I could tell the first one had way more wrinkles, and larger spots than the last few I did.  But I will also be watching the temps closer next time around because I could have let temp spike that could have greased out the chubs on the outer edges.

My wife hung in there for a while then just said good night, I was on my own once it hit around 1AM  :chuckle:  next time I will aim towards smoking on a weekend or a workday where I am at home with very few meetings scheduled.

I did end up cutting them all in half and vacuum sealed most of it, figured this would help it last longer in the freezer, but I don't think that will be an issue. Small batch will probably get eaten pretty quickly.
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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2020, 09:12:31 AM »
I was 100% positive 92x was wrong when he told me that my summer sausage was wrinkly because of temp (ok, could have phrased that different :chuckle: :chuckle:).

I was 100% wrong.

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2020, 12:49:13 PM »
Great color, good patience with the process.  Excellent choice for a blend.  Thanks

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2020, 01:14:27 PM »
Lean pork = pork sirloin.  :chuckle:

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Re: Summer Sausage - who makes them at home without kits?
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2020, 09:37:12 PM »
Added my ingredients to the first post in the thread.

Today my work had a pizza making competition over a Zoom session. I learned that slicing summer sausage real thin and putting on a pizza works pretty well  :drool:  along with lots of cheese and some sliced elk pepperoni the butcher made I was pretty happy with my PNW pizza. 

I think pepperoni may me one of the next things I have to try, need to go back and find the thread on that. think there was a good recipe I saw earlier this week on Hunt Wa

 


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