First time making sausage of any type. Followed the directions and used the clear casings included. Added 1 Tbsp mustard seed per 5# batch. Cooked in oven @ 190 F to internal temperature of 160 F. Ice bath to cool and vacuum sealed all but 1 stick to sample. Tastes wonderful paired with a smoked gouda. Easy, and very good. Would buy again.
This is a wonderful product. Added the seasoning to a buffalo-pork mixture and followed the instructions. Once smoked, it is a real tasty summer sausage. This was my first time using this seasoning and has a great taste. I will use again.
Venison Summer Sausage
The kit had everything I needed and the directions were simple to understand and follow. Everyone loved it.
Simple and easy, plus it was tasty. I made 10 pounds and it went like hotcakes.
I smoked 10 lbs on Christmas vacation and we really like the taste along with the cheddar, high temperature cheese . Even got my 3 yr old granddaughter to try it.
The great thing about this kit is that it includes 4 packages of seasonings which seasons 5 lbs of meat. This means you can make smaller batches with out having to measure out and guess at proportions of seasonings. I started with a small 5lb batch. That was a mistake as we went through that really fast. Anyway, for the first 5 lb batch, I used 2.5 lbs of Venison, 2 lbs of ground Pork Butt and .5 lbs of ground bacon ends. (a friend suggested the bacon ends) Ground, mixed per package, left sit in airtight container over night. The next day I added 8oz of LEM Hi Temp Cheddar and smoked using apple wood. I have been told Hickory is also really good, but I had apple on hand and no hickory. It turned out AWESOME. This is where I say I will be using this again, well, my family has let me know if I plan to stay here I have to use it again and SOON. :-) Excellent flavor easy to read instructions and pleasure to work with.
First time making sausage so I ordered both the Summer sausage kit as well as the Trail Bologna kit. Both flavors are excellent and directions are good. I smoked the sausages in my electric smoker for about 10 hours and I did have some learning curve with the smoker and getting the meat to the correct internal temperature..all in all they came out great and taste wonderful. I added some mustard seed and garlic powder to the mix and made mine with moose meat with about 1/3 pork. I do not have a stuffer so stuffed these casings using my grinder attachment and also some by hand. This kit comes with 1 1/2" casings. Next time I will order the casings and the spice separately so I can get either the 2 1/2" or 4" casings, which will be much easier to stuff by hand. The small casings is my only complaint with this kit and hence 4 stars and not 5.