Cold smoking sausages

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Cold smoking sausages

Postby ZosoOfZep » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi,

I am just about to make my first batch of sausages. My question is can I cold smoke them with out curing them?


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Re: Cold smoking sausages

Postby NCPaul » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:55 pm

Welcome to the forum. :D The short answer is yes but only for a short amount of time. Raw meat should be in the temperature range of 40-140 F (5-60 C) for a minimum amount of time. The clock would start as soon as the meat was ground and stuffed if that was done in this temperature range. The other choice would be to hot smoke (above 150 F) if that equipment is an option.
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Re: Cold smoking sausages

Postby wheels » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:54 pm

Whilst NCPaul is correct.

Personally, I wouldn't cold smoke them without adding some form of sodium nitrite salt at the appropriate level.

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Re: Cold smoking sausages

Postby ZosoOfZep » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks for all the replies, I have a Bradley smoker so I shall hot smoke the sausages.
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