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150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #-1 on: October 22, 2015, 02:07:35 PM »
Well it has been a while but I did help some friends make a 150 pound batch of summer sausage. We used one of my 7 gallon mixers and we did 3-50# batches. We used my 30# stuffer with a foot control system. This is the first time that my friends have made sausage so they did very well with the process. I am going to include some pictures and some videos.
First we weighed 25# of venison and 25# of pork butt.

here is the weighing process.

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And now the mixing process before the bucket mixer.

Now to the bucket mixer.

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Loading the stuffer.
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Here is my friend and his dad stuffing sausage for the first time. They have never stuffed sausage before or run my stuffer before and as you can see they are doing just fine. They are running kind of slowly but it was their first time.


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1 hour drying time and then 2 hours of heavy smoke and they are ready for the water bath.


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and now into the rack and into the water bath.



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And less then 1/2 hour in the water bath [bath at 160F] and the sausage taken to 155 F



Here is what they looked like after coming out of the water bath and about 1 hour to bloom. This is 1/2 of the project. We did 48-30 inch casings. Here are 24 of them.






The casings turned out tight with a very professional texture and color. The flavor was great.


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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« on: October 22, 2015, 02:51:21 PM »
That looks amazing!
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 02:55:19 PM »
Wow that looked like a whole lot of work that paid off in the end!
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 06:40:42 PM »
I've been thinking about making some SS with some of the elk meat I have.  I may need to get Nepas to drive north to come help.  We could meet at Tee's house and get his basement setup in high gear.  We could make some SS!!!

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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 07:24:46 PM »
Looks awesome!
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 08:35:05 PM »


Kirby - that looks incredible. And you are so well organized that it looks like a manageable "assembly line" process!

I've been thinking about making some SS with some of the elk meat I have.  I may need to get Nepas to drive north to come help.  We could meet at Tee's house and get his basement setup in high gear.  We could make some SS!!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 10:39:17 PM »
That's a lot of SS!!! I like the water bath set up! Don
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 11:23:32 PM »
Wow!  Cranking it out like a production line.  That's some serious sausage making.  Looks great and I bet it will taste even better!

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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 11:56:14 PM »
Hungry, very Hungry  ;)
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 06:48:20 AM »
Kirby you always amaze me with your posts. Looks more like a factory production line!

Great color on those casings.
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 11:47:27 AM »


Kirby - that looks incredible. And you are so well organized that it looks like a manageable "assembly line" process!

I've been thinking about making some SS with some of the elk meat I have.  I may need to get Nepas to drive north to come help.  We could meet at Tee's house and get his basement setup in high gear.  We could make some SS!!!

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I am all in for doing that! Oh RICK......? :D ;D

Maybe we can do it at my place ?
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2015, 12:32:23 AM »
That's a lot of SS!!! I like the water bath set up! Don

Don you might like to look at the 25 gallon pot. You can find these on the internet and use a regular burner with out control. The air stir is the simplest way to go. It works great and simple to set up. You could use shorter casings and just hang them in the pot. Any turkey fryer would work for smaller batches. Here is the video of my round pot.




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The water bath system cuts the time like you would not believe. We did two smokes that day and had time to let each batch have time to hang and bloom. We started at 9:am and were done smoking with clean up by 5:30pm[/b]



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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2015, 07:55:41 AM »
i am speechless - that looks amazing.
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2015, 09:49:58 AM »
Kirby - will you be offering a kit for this? It looks like my next project should be one of these.... ;D
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Re: 150 POUNDS OF SUMMER SAUSAGE
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 10:20:26 AM »
Kirby - will you be offering a kit for this? It looks like my next project should be one of these.... ;D

I wont be offering a kit but I will give you a parts list and can give you the controller programming. I use very inexpensive controllers that work great. I also have a list of parts that I could supply you. I get most of the materials off of Ebay. If anyone wants this information they need to send me a personal email so I can send them the attachments. Send me a PM with your email and I will send you the information. T I already have your email address.
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