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First try at deer sausage

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  • JCGrill
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 1851
    • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
    • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
      Gas - Saber
      Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
      Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

    First try at deer sausage

    Or, not bad for a couple of amateurs.

    Some of you may remember that recently I bought some toys, one being a LEM sausage stuffer. Well, a buddy got his deer and we decided to try our hand. He took his best 8 pounds of scrap, I added 8 pounds of commercial pork picnic trim, and we made 8 pounds of Kielbasa, 4 pounds of country sausage, and 4 pounds of maple onion bratwurst. Here are some random photos. We did this in my garage to keep things cooler.
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    Taste testing during the sausage making was important.
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    Only the Kielbasa was smoked. My buddy took pictures of the ones he smoked, and he tried one when they were finished, while I took no photos and put mine straight in the freezer after smoking.
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    Neither of us has tried the finished product on the bratwurst yet. The country sausage we made into patties, and I made some for breakfast yesterday.
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    Learned a lot, enjoyed the process, and extremely happy with the results.
  • bbqLuv
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 1468
    • Milwaukie, OR

    #2
    Like to eat Dead Deer. Got some in dead-deer summer sausage and pepperoni in the fridge.
    tastes better DIY, from kill to table. pass the PBR, please.
    maple-onion bratwurst sounds good.

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    • JOE E
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 89
      • Erie Pennsylvania

      #3
      Nice job

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      • Backroadmeats
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        • Dec 2018
        • 556
        • Central mn

        #4
        Looks good. Nice color on the smokes ones!!

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        • Skip
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          • Jul 2014
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          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
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          #5
          Looks great JCGrill ! I've only done sausage a few times...but so fun.

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          • Jfrosty27
            Club Member
            • Mar 2020
            • 1300
            • Muskego, WI
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            #6
            Looks great! I never get that nice color when smoking fresh sausage. Any tips?

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            • Backroadmeats
              Backroadmeats commented
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              What kind of wood are you using?? Yes 250 is plenty high..

            • JCGrill
              JCGrill commented
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              Backroadmeats the photo there is my buddy using a Bradley, not sure what he was running. Personally I got a similar color running on my pellet smoker with a blend of woods.

            • Backroadmeats
              Backroadmeats commented
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              JCGrill in my opinion the hickory gives it that bright red color. I use a sawdust blend of birch hickory and maple. I have used pecan in the past and the color was more brownish than red.
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            #7
            Very cool, an informative. Looks an sounds tasty!

            Thanks fer takin us along!

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            • barelfly
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              #8
              Sausage making is a pretty cool event! I’ve don’t it a few times and enjoy it and get better with the process each time! This looks like some good stuff, right here! As does that breakfast you made up!

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              • JCGrill
                JCGrill commented
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                It was a very tasty breakfast, although I was disappointed that I broke the egg getting it out of the pan. But I have definitely upped my homemade hashbrown game.

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