Bologna question

  • Am going to make some wild hog bologna. I have the larger casings. My question is, do I follow the seasonings for hotdogs? And same process? Don’t hotdog s before but not bologna. Also, can I substitute carrot fiber instead of sure gel?

  • Team Blue Admin Walton's Employee

    bcompton53 So yes, you can use the same process for hotdogs and just put it into a larger casing for bologna. Both hotdogs and bologna you want to basically emulsify the meat before stuffing, get it really broken down, grind it a 3rd time if you think it is necessary. The texture will be a little better for a bologna/hotdog with sure gel than it will be with carrot fiber in my opinion but that is an opinion, other people might like it better with carrot fiber! Good luck!

  • Thanks. I forgot to ask. I am using pretty lean wild hog trimmings. No external fat to speak of. I have domestic pork fat that I add to sausage. Would you suggest adding about 20% fat in? Or is there more internal fat in the wild hog than I realize?

  • Team Blue Admin Walton's Employee

    bcompton53 Fat content and quality will change with each wild hog but in general, I would plan on just adding 15-20% the weight of the meat in fat as it will be better fat and you can control the amount better.

  • Team Blue

    bcompton53 I would add 15-20% pork fat. I would also use sure gel over carrot fiber. And just one more option we use summer sausage seasoning for bologna and that is real good!

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