Re: I need some help with Venison sausage
morning, here in TX we mix our sausage 50%deer,20%beef and 30%pork. we do all
our own grinding, mixing and seasoning. every body has there own seasoning mix.
we use garlic, kosher salt, hand ground pepper, red pepper to taste. mix a small batch
of sausage into patties. we fry patties in a iron skillet. taste and add more seasoning
if necessary. we buy and clean our sausage casings. we wash our casings in warm
water and turn them insideout. we keep the casing in a bowl of warm water while
stuffing the casing. if we can find pork casing we will use them if not we use beef
casing. u can take the sausage to a meat market to have the sausage smoked, not
more than 3 days. then a person can have the sausage wrapped at the meat market
r wrap urself. if a person wants to dry the sausage they put the links on poles
in there garage inbetween the rafters. space the sausage 8" apart. outside
temperature 45Deg. to 30deg. and dry to ur preferred hardness. use vacuum
machine and put the freezer. the seasoning in home made sausage
makes the difference. as the sausage ages the taste will increase.
Last time we made sausage the process took almost 3 days. 1 calf 450lbs, 2 hogs
roughly 225lbs piece, 5 deer. we skinned, cleaned, deboned in 1 night till midnight.
Next morning we cut up all the meat, we ground all the meat, weight 100lbs patches
seasoned patches to owners taste. stuffed 100 cases or more for that batch. we made
6 100lb patches. while we were making sausage. we took all of the bones of the
cleaned animals put them in 5 black kettles with fire and boiling water. put the bones
in the kettles. boiled the meat off of the bones. straining the bones from the meat
on the bones. put on a table. removed any excess pieces of bone from the meat
put meat back in 2 kettles added seasoning and corn meal. made our breakfast
ponous. filled meatloaf trays with ponous and let cool to a gel formed over the meat.
roughly 80lbs of breakfast ponous. we smoked the deer ribs on pit and ate with
hot sauce made breakfast tacos. lots of fun very tedious work.