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Tips for Sausage Making with Wild Game Meat

Sausage made with lean meat, especially wild game like venison, elk, or any other lean red meat, needs to be approached slightly differently. The obvious tip is you need a higher level of fat to keep the sausage moist; I’m going to highlight more on this below, plus other helpful un-mentioned tips. Over the many years of studying and making …

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Guide to Various and Easy Sausage Making at Home

Often, sausage-making guides only show one way of making sausages. However, sausage is a category that can be divided into different types. As someone who knows how many variations of sausages are made, I wanted to provide more helpful content. I want to show you how to be as helpful as possible with the most straightforward equipment and explain the …

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Salt Amounts for Making Sausages – (Simple Ratios, Tables)

I’ve been studying, teaching, and making sausages for decades. Salt is always included in every recipe. I’ve also used many different types of salts for sausage, which I’ll elaborate on. Sauages can be defined into three broad categories first being cured and dried. Second, fresh raw meat is then grilled or poached to finish (ie. Bratwurst). Lastly, a ready-to-eat sausage …

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Home Made Sausage Guide Resource

I want to share some nuances if you’re going to make a delicious homemade sausage. It’s not just following a recipe; it’s taken many years before I can create consistently delicious homemade sausages. Hopefully, the link below to the guide and article I’ve made will get you on the right sausage-making track. Covering the basics for homemade sausages, see the …

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List of Cooked Sausages of the World

For those interested in the wide variations of sausages across the planet. Please find this exhaustive list! Cooked Sausages From All Over the World Sausage Origin Meat Type Flavor Profile Cooking Method Key Ingredients Alheira de Mirandela Portugal Mixed Smoky, savory Grilling, frying Poultry, bread, garlic, paprika Andouille USA Pork Spicy, smoky Smoking, grilling Pork, garlic, onions, spices Andouille France …

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Can you Make Sausage Without Nitrites

You can very definitely make sausages without nitrites or nitrates, the decision is always yours, especially if you are making them at home. The reason why I decided to write this article was, because I have been reading, studying and making all the different types of sausages you come across in the world over the last 25 years. I thought …

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List of Spices Good for Sausage (Quantity Guide also)

When it comes to the spices, herbs and aromatics you can use in a sausage, it’s pretty endless. The combination and synergy definitely can produce more then the ingredients separately. However, not all things work together in terms of spices and herbs! Over the 20 odd years I’ve been making and studying sausages. I’ve had friends and acquaintances that have …

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What is a Cured Sausage? Explaining Different Varieties

Not all sausages are cured, I want to go over what is a cured sausage. Believe it or not, after 20 years of making, eating, and looking up cured sausages around the world. I still am amazed with the variations of cured sausages. Often, it’s due to the misunderstanding of what curing is. Yet, the meaning of ‘uncured’ differs in …

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Does Grinding or Mincing Meat at Home Save Money?

Having the right tool to mince and grind your meat could potentially save some money. I wanted to share how I do it and what I’ve learned over the years. When I got my first grinder, it was about portioning bulk meat (farmed and wild), whilst also making small goods like sausages. After a few decades, I’ve found through experiences …

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Economical Whole Beef Cuts for Grinding, Steaks, and Other Uses

Regarding beef, there’s nothing quite like a juicy, tender steak. Buying individual steaks is the most expensive way, buy bulk saves money. However, purchasing steaks from the grocery store or butcher shop can quickly add up, especially if you have a large family or enjoy grilling out frequently. That’s why many people are buying whole beef cuts to save money …

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Saving Money by Butchering Your Own Meat

People often feel overwhelmed by the idea of butchering their own whole cuts of meat and are driven by convenience to buy pre-cut and prepackaged options. However, I want to emphasize that it’s not as complicated as it seems, and I’ll share some ways to butcher whole cuts that can help you save money and develop a deeper understanding and …

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Ideas Why Sausages Taste So Good

Many people find sausages very delicious and great to eat, for many years I’ve made, bought, and studied sausages through my passion for meat creations. I wanted to give some insight maybe into why this occurs, for someone who doesn’t know how all the variations are made. Of course, I eat sausages, including the wide variations that can be obtained …

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Sausages and Salami Made of Pork

Sausages can be made of many different meats including pork and are available all over the world, I have made various types myself and I’ve eaten them, too. These varieties of sausages across the world – made of other meat and spices – have changed the image and many aspects of the humble sausage. One may think sausages are always …

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Difference Between Sausages and Salami (Not That Simple)

The difference between sausages and salami comes down to how extended the process is, in essence, all salami were sausages at some point during the process. To really explain this properly, I am going to define what sausages are, as well as salami. To give some insight into the subtle and not-so-subtle variations. I have been making, crafting, and eating …

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Cuts of Meat for Sausage Making (Diagrams & Pictures)

Cuts of meat vary greatly when making sausages or salami. Farmed or wild meat has some key differences, as do the various prime and sub-prime cuts that are available. I’ve enjoyed sausage making for decades and have also become proficient at various dry-cured and hot-smoked salamis. It’s a massive topic, and what I’ve learned has come from many resources since …

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What Pork Fat to Use for Sausages (Diagrams and Details)

When you are making sausages at home, the type of fat you want to use depends sometimes on the kind of fat you can get. The big assumption is that all fat is the same – but it is not quite like that. When making sausages, it’s either fresh sausage, smoked/cooked (hot smoked) sausage, or a type of dry-cured salami …

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Useful Books About Sausage Making (Sausage or Salami)

If you search for the best book on sausage making, you will find a lot of books about this topic on Google, the good old algorithm. However, you want the best of the best. One answer that will give you that answer is someone who actually reads them, crazy! I want to make sure you’re getting the best book if …

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Features for a Effective Grinder for Salami or Sausage

When it comes to mincing meat for salami and sausages, there are some subtleties and mincer/grinder designs that I think you want in your equipment. Over the years, I used many different types of meat mincers – from the cheap ones to more expensive ones, through to commercial equipment. Here are some suggested mincers that fulfill the above criteria: Meat …

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Why Choose a Vertical or a Horizontal Sausage Stuffer?

Choosing a sausage stuffer can be a difficult decision- since they operate quite differently, I have found. Apart from shape, here is some helpful information about choosing what might suit you more. Whether you are new to making sausages or are an experienced sausage stuffer, you likely recognize that using a device that was specifically designed for this purpose is …