SAUSAGE MADE EASY, THE FAMILY FUN WAY
Sausage made easy, the family fun way is really a family event. Mom Dad and kids get to know how to make sausage.e>
After a weekend deer hunt everybody gets together in the kitchen and helps grind and add the seasoning to their mixture getting it ready for the Alaska smoke house.
CARING FOR THE MEAT
Getting your meat ready for the wood smoke house takes a little preparation beforehand. First thing is to chill the meat in the freezer for about 30 minutes. You don’t want to freeze the
GRINDING YOUR BOUNTY >
OK. We have all the meat trimmed and ready to grind. When grinding and seasoning, use the medium, blade first for a course grind. After grinding add your seasonings and regrind using the medium blade, which is about a ¼ inch cut.
ADD YOUR SPECIAL SEASONING
I tell you what I like to do. I have my dry seasoning already made up and ready to add. Then I
do a little experiment. First I add all my seasoning making sure it is all mixed in along with a cup or two of cold water. Add more water if it seems dry, but, you don’t need much.
After I have everything mixed properly and ground for a second time, I take a little bit to fry up and hand it out to all to get their comments about taste and texture. Some times I may run my mixture through the fine blade to get a little finer cut.
STUFFING THE SAUSAGE
Using the proper size of casings for your sausage, soak, the casings in cold water
beforehand. I think it is best to use a hand stuffer. The electric stuffer can work you to death if you are not careful. Some men swear by the electric, but, if you are not doing a volume of sausage stuffing I would stick with the hand stuffer. I always feel like I am in a little more control.
SMOKING AND SMOKE HOUSES
There are several different kinds of smokers and smoke houses. I built my own smoke house out of lumber I had around the place. You can buy BBQ pits with smokers on them and you can buy smokers by themselves. There are propane, electric, char coal, and wood fired. Take your pick and use the one that is best for you
Always smoke about 4 to 5 hours with a good pecan, or mesquite wood. What ever wood you like, Oak is good, and there are a dozen others.
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