High temp cheese
Robert Tartaglia last edited by
At what point do you put the high temp cheddar cheese in the sausage mix, before grinding or after grinding?
@Robert-Tartaglia You will want to put the Hi-Temp cheese in after grinding and at the very end of mixing. So if you grind everything first and then add your seasonings and cures (if needed) then get everything all mixed into the meat, the correct level of protein extraction and then add your Cheese for the last minute or so, just to get it evenly distributed throughout the meat. If you added seasoning between grinds then I would still do the same you just would have to mix a little bit less.
The grinding would smear the cheese and the point of using hi-temp is for it to retain at least some of its original form.
Let me know if you need anything else!
@Jonathon @LaBarca-cf What I take @Jonathon is saying is that you might just want to “pre-grill” your fresh sausages all the way up to full cooked temperature (71 C/160 F) and then bag them. Store them on ice until you are ready to serve them. When you get ready to serve them, throw them, bag and all, into a 160 F/71 C kettle of water for 20 minutes. Your sausages will be serving temperature, smoky and delicious. You will also bypass any chance of serving bad meat. This will work especially well if you have a vacuum bag sealer. If not, slowly work the air out of a ziploc bag and seal that as well as you can.
let us know if any of this is helpful.
@Jonathon sure did, and so did the other 11 out of 12 people conpared to that half hog i did. They said that both were delishous but like the black bull better. Now with that said the 1/2 hog had alot more hours of smoke time which gave it alot of smoke flavor where the black bull had more seasoning flavor. 1/2 hog was 23 hour cook with approx 6 hours smoke and one 8 lb pork butt only had 2 hours smoke. Took both meats up to 160° then cut off smoke, wrapped in foil and finished cook to 200°. Both were extremely juicy
@Dave-R Interesting. I would have not expected that much difference between the two.