*After cutting meat into chunks, weigh trimmings, determine the amount of seasoning and amount of pork trimmings to be added (for deer sausage). A 50% deer and 50% pork (80% lean pork trimmings, works great. For a leaner sausage use 60% deer and 40% pork.
*Add Quick Cure to pre-cut meat (2 ounces per 50 pounds of meat). Quick Cure should ONLY be used if you are going to smoke the meat. After adding the Quick Cure follow with adding half the bag of seasoning. Also add 1.5 lbs of soy protein concentrate to meat, add 4 to 5 lbs of water. Make sure the trimmings and seasoning are blended well. Grind thru a coarse plate 1/2″ plate preferably. After the first grind, return trimmings to the grinder pan. Mix in the rest of the seasoning, be sure to mix thoroughly. Grind thru a 1/4″ plate. At this point you could have place the stuffing horn on the grinder head, and by holding pre-soaked fibrous casings onto the horn, stuff the summer sausage as you make the final grind. Or you may choose to use a sausage stuffer.
*Our Summer Sausage Seasoning is a great base blend you may want to add in various products such as Half Cracked Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Whole Mustard Seeds, Dehydrated Jalapeno or High Temperature Cheese. *Smoking Instructions: Place Summer Sausage Chubs on smoke sticks, and let dry at room temperature for 2 hours. Place in smoker and bring internal temperature up slowly until product reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. (usually takes 4-5 hours to reach this temperature.) Hold at this temperature for 1 hour. Pull the product from the smoker, and shower with tap water several times, to stop the cooking process. Cool until internal temperature reaches 40 degrees F.