Sausage/smoked sausage must haves?

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Sausage/smoked sausage must haves?

Postby senorkevin » Fri May 16, 2014 12:58 am

Finally I have found someone here in Mexico that says his company sells everything I need to make sausage (apart from the meat and water!). He his coming over tomorrow morning to show me "everything" he has. I am also thinking about getting into cheese making to. What (apart from herbs) ingredients should should I be looking out for? I know I need cures # 1 & 2 but what else?
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Re: Sausage/smoked sausage must haves?

Postby badjak » Fri May 16, 2014 6:28 am

hog & sheep intestines or casings are pretty essential for making sausage :)
Other than that: cure #1 as you already mentioned.
Other than that: meat, spices, herbs etc and than the hardware:
Grinder and different size grinder plates, stuffer or stuffer attachment, meat hooks, string, thermometers for checking the temperature inside your smoker and an instant read thermometer for the internal meat temperature, knives, cutting boards, throw away gloves might come in handy if you don't want to mix the meat mixture with bare hands.
Ah, and ice packs to cool down your grinder. I am still looking for a flexible ice pack that I could wrap around the grinder to keep it cool.
And smoking wood, shavings or dust
And plenty other stuff that's just cool to have
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Re: Sausage/smoked sausage must haves?

Postby senorkevin » Fri May 16, 2014 12:39 pm

I have all of those apart from meat hooks.
I was thinking about if I should get t-spx, corn syrup solids etc.
Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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Re: Sausage/smoked sausage must haves?

Postby senorkevin » Fri May 16, 2014 1:26 pm

Great idea with the ice packs I never thought of that!
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