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Smoked, then Pickled some Sausage(NEW BATCH 12/02/12)
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PostPosted: Aug 09 2011    Post subject: Smoked, then Pickled some Sausage(NEW BATCH 12/02/12) Reply with quote

I always enjoy some pickled sausage to go along with my pickled eggs.

In previous attempts, I have used pre-cooked sausage.
Costco's Kirkland brand sausage are on sale for $2 off a package.
I purchased 3 packages. A total of $32.48 spent.
26 sausages. A total of 10.73 lbs, so that's $3.03/lb.



I used all three levels in the ECB.


Removed after nearly 3 hours. A little too long, but no big deal.



A smoke ring did penetrate these links.
All of these are the Hot Italian variety - they have a nice bite. Embarassed


I decided to cut each sausage into thirds and
I put 20 pieces in each jar.
I used two 2 Litre jars.

The brine consisted of:
1600mL water
800mL vinegar (5% acid)
⅓ cup sea salt
3 tbl sugar.

I brought the liquid to a boil, and added salt and sugar.
Stirred and allowed it to boil for another 5 minutes.
Put 20 pieces of sausage into brine for 5 minutes.


I do this to help plump up the sausage pieces.
Then put the pieces into the jars. Added brine, then sealed.


I didn't make enough brine to fill jars right to the top.
However, there was enough to cover all of the pieces.
I would probably go with 300-400mL more liquid next time.

The remaining sausages were frozen whole and they go well in pasta sauce. Smile

Thanks for looking.
Enjoy,

Mark
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PostPosted: Aug 09 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I always enjoy some pickled sausage to go along with my pickled eggs.

And cold BEER goes well with both. Wink
Looks great Mac.
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PostPosted: Aug 09 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
And cold BEER goes well with both. Wink
Looks great Mac.

Thanks, Jarhead!
I guess that was an oversight on my part by not mentioning the beer thing. Confused
Sometimes I make assumptions. Laughing Laughing Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Aug 09 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Beer, Pickled Eggs and Pickled Hot Sausage.
FIRE IN THE HOLE

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PostPosted: Aug 10 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I haven't had pickled sausages since I was a youngster...... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Aug 10 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark I'm really intrigued with your idea. Do you boil or sterilize the jars another way? Do you store these un-refrigerated until you open one? Any idea what the shelf life would be?
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PostPosted: Aug 10 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns: Thanks, Pat! Give them a try.

Inner10: I sterilize the jars by pouring boiling water in them - never had a problem.
I leave them un-refrigerated until they cool down. Usually 18-20 hours later. Then refrigerate.
As far as shelf life: my pickled eggs have a shelf life of at least 8-10 months, maybe longer. I have eggs in my beer fridge that I pickled in Nov. of 2010, and they are fine. However I use a different ratio of vinegar to water than was used for the pickled sausage.
I would like to let these sit for at least 4-6 weeks before I crack a jar.
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PostPosted: Aug 10 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
Yep, Beer, Pickled Eggs and Pickled Hot Sausage.
FIRE IN THE HOLE


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MacEggs wrote:
However I use a different ratio of vinegar to water than was used for the pickled sausage.
I would like to let these sit for at least 4-6 weeks before I crack a jar.


Looks good... Mom would toss a couple of peppers in each jar just to give it that extra kick over time...
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PostPosted: Aug 10 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark do you have to rinse the sausages with warm water to get excess fat off of them? I'd think after a while you'd get a layer of schmaltz on the top of the brine.
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PostPosted: Aug 11 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soapm: Thanks, dude! Nice to see you back in the ring.
I always LMAO when I see your avatar and read your posts! Laughing Wink

Inner10 wrote:
Mark do you have to rinse the sausages with warm water to get excess fat off of them? I'd think after a while you'd get a layer of schmaltz on the top of the brine.

Yeah,..... that does happen Confused Confused
I don't rinse them as they go into the hot brine to plump up.
There's not too much "schmaltz" on top - maybe just around the edges.
It doesn't bother me any.
My wife, however, won't touch 'em. More for me and my buddies! Smile Smile Wink
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PostPosted: Aug 11 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

When they going to be ready Mark.. Damn, if they are half as good as your eggs..!!!
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roxy wrote:
When they going to be ready Mark.. Damn, if they are half as good as your eggs..!!!

Dude, I sure hope they are half as good!
My previous attempts were with the "Deli-Cart" brand at Costco which are pre-cooked, very mild flavoured sausages.
They take on any flavour that you put into the brine. Not too bad at all.
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pickle some smoked hot sausage.
So the jury is out until about mid September regarding this latest batch.
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PostPosted: Aug 12 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

These jars have been in the fridge for 2 days now.
TBH, this "schmaltz" does not bother me.
Anybody, feel free to hand in your Man Card Laughing Shocked Cool Confused Laughing Laughing Exclamation Wink



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PostPosted: Aug 12 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was me, I would "rejar" them without the fat which I think that is mostly what that gue is.

Remember, fat will go rancid and ya dont want to waste those lovely pickled sausages or make a trip to RVH..
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roxy wrote:
If it was me, I would "rejar" them without the fat which I think that is mostly what that gue is.

Remember, fat will go rancid and ya dont want to waste those lovely pickled sausages or make a trip to RVH..

That is good advice Roxy. Thanks, dude!
As sad as this sounds, it wouldn't be my first trip to RVH due to overindulgence. Shocked Shocked Crying or Very sad Laughing Laughing Laughing Confused Wink
I have a wrist band to prove it.
Damn hockey tournaments! Confused Wink
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I had me a wrist band just today dude.. but for reasons I will explain in an email.. Embarassed

Or better yet, on the golf cart tomorrow.
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roxy wrote:
I had me a wrist band just today dude.. but for reasons I will explain in an email.. Embarassed

Or better yet, on the golf cart tomorrow.

Based on our conversation, you'll be fine on the course tomorrow.
Here's the forecast: looks perfect for golf!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=weather&placecode=CAON0040&switchto=f
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roxy wrote:
I had me a wrist band just today dude.. but for reasons I will explain in an email.. Embarassed

Or better yet, on the golf cart tomorrow.

Based on our conversation, you'll be fine on the course tomorrow.
Here's the forecast: looks perfect for golf!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=weather&placecode=CAON0040&switchto=f


You better bring your game cause I am going to be wackin em just like Jack..!!
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The only Jack I know when it comes to golf is Nicklaus.
Tiger is an endangerous species.
I will always have a great respect for the Tiger!
He will come back!!!
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