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Jalapeno Cheese Venison Sausage

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Post Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:18 pm
Griffin well done
well done

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Location: Dallas, Texas

My original plan was to sit on my butt Saturday and smoke some sausages since our stores were depleting but a chance encounter with a friend at Hirsch't meat market convinced me to go to the Plano Eggfest. Unfortunately, I already had 6.5 lbs of venison defrosted in the freezer. So later that night found me grinding up the venison and an equal amount of pork butt.

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It got ground once on medium, spices mixed in and then reground on fine.

Sunday, I was up bright and early.
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Decided to start my lil fire a bit differently. Put about 5 pieces of lump in the mini and then used an oiled napkin trick under the grate to get it going. Worked like a charm. Took the lit coals and dumped them in the large Egg.
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The whole time I'm going all this, I'm a bit worried about if it will all fit. One adjustable rig and one BGE grate extender and we're in business.
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Should have checked the dome thermometer for clearance, however.
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Some shot taken later in the day.
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I smoked it at 140 for the first hour with no smoke, applied pecan and cherry and bumped it up to 150 for an hour, then ten degrees until I hit 190. This was close to 6 hours in I believe. Still holding pretty good.
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Around 6 hours in I got impatient and bumped it to 210 to hurry up and finish.
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Total cook time was around 7 hours and IT was 155 F when I pulled (which I think is safe for meat I grind myself)
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Gave it a 30 minute ice bath to stop the cooking, then bagged, tagged and into the freezer.
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That should last me awhile, I think. If not, I still have about 10 lbs of venison still in the freezer. What a long weekend.

6.50 lbs of venison
6.50 lbs of pork butt
0.4 oz granulate garlic
1.2 oz black pepper
4.2 oz salt
1.16 oz sugar
4 diced jalapenos
10 oz cheddar
8 oz water
0.4 oz Cure

Post Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:14 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 7393
Location: Stoughton, WI
Beautiful results, Griff! How long is all that sausage going to last? Looks like you might need to invite some friends over for a Baylor game to make a dent in it! :lol:


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