There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of smoked sausage being cooked in a cast iron pan. For the individual who enjoys smoked sausage taking the time to learn about sausage smokers will be beneficial. The process of making and smoking sausage is not difficult. In less than a day, most people can become efficient enough to make their own. Sausage smokers come in many sizes and types.
For most people, a small electric smoker will meet the needs of one family. Before one can smoke the sausage there are a few steps to follow. First, the ground meat needs to be mixed with a sausage mix.
One can buy the seasonings pre mixed from a package, or learn to make the seasoning from ones own recipe. Mix the seasoning with the ground meat and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Then take a sausage stuffer, found at many stores in the dehydrator section and pack the sausage mix into sausage casings. Sausage casings can be bought at many stores or over the internet. Once all of those steps are followed, the sausage is now ready to be smoked in the sausage smoker.
Most sausages need to be smoked about twelve hours. Proper Care For Sausage Smokers And Smoked Sausage When the smoking process of about twelve hours has been finished, it's time to decide what to do with the sausage. Sausage can be stored in a refrigerator for about two weeks and then it should be considered bad.
Sausage can be left in a freezer over a year. When ready to eat, just take it out of the freezer and let it thaw. For the smoker, proper care will make it last for many years. After each use, unplug the smoker from the outlet. Sausage smokers can be wiped down with a washcloth rinsed out with warm water.
Be careful when handling the unit. Do not overload sausage smokers because the extra meat in the unit can make it difficult to clean the inside of the smoker. While cleaning the inside, be gentle around the components and don't use a wash cloth filled with water.
If one tries to use the smoker and water is still not dried, one can either break the smoker or trip a fuse in the house. Sausage smokers are fun and easy to use. They can really add a new dimension to ones cooking.
Best of all is that homemade sausage is cheaper and tastes better than many store bought brands.
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