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I’m wanting to try my hand at making breakfast sausage, I’m leaning toward the holly seasoning. Is there anything special I need to know before I start? Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.
@Douglas-Moore Nice thing about breakfast sausage is that it is one of the easiest things to make! We’ve done a few videos but the most recent is in the meatgistics university section, the video is here on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=191wAfItiGY and for the article check out here https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/755/fresh-sausage-107-basic-breakfast-sausage-processing.
Holly is a great choice by far our best selling breakfast sausage.
Quick tips would be to make sure plates and knives on the grinder are sharp and lubricated. Keep your meat cold through the grinding and stuffing process and make sure the seasoning is really well mixed in with the meat. Enjoy!
Cooked a batch of summmer in PK 100 casings are 1 7/8 by 12 cooked at 120 for one hour then 140 two hours then 180 tell internal of 152 but when I went to pull them the fat had liquefied any ideas
Tom T from Boise, ID
Oh… I ground the pork fat and the venison at the same time. 2 chunks of venison, 1 chunk of pork, back and forth…
Yes… sure cure and sure gel binder. The venison and pork fat were both still partially frozen when I ground them. First through the large course plate, then again through the small plate. (Not sure of sizes, but these are the plates i normally use for summer sausage). I probably should have put the meat back in the freezer before seasoning but i was pressed for time. I mixed by hand for 14 or 15 minutes. I also think I might have added to much water. The video said 2 quarts for wild game 2 pints for fatty pork. I put in 1 quart and about another cup. I mixed until it got tacky and then mixed some more. The meat seemed soupy to me but the video said that would be ok.
The shriveling occurred before I bumped the temp up. I was using a digital thermometer with a probe, when the temp stalled for a couple hours, I suspected the temp might be reading inaccurately so I opened the door to confirm with a dial thermometer. The digital was accurate but the sausage was already shriveling.
Another thing that bothered me was the casings… these had perforations for some reason. I e never used perforated casings before and seemed like I was losing a pot of moisture through them. Did I have the wrong casings? The other fibrous casings in the catalog said you were supposed to poke them anyway.