How to Smoke Sausage


Smoked Sausage
You need to know how to smoke sausage if you want to consider yourself an accomplished home sausage chef.

Like most other things in sausage making, the procedure isn't that tough but...

...there are some general rules that you need to follow if you want to turn out the best sausage possible.

The most important rule of all is:


Rule Number One

  • If you plan to smoke your sausage you must use a Cure

    Some folks may try to tell you different, but take my advice and ignore them.

    If you smoke uncured sausage you create the very real risk of encouraging the development of botulism (nasty stuff). It's easy to avoid, so don't take the chance.



The rest of sausage smoking can be broken down into several easy steps.


Click on these links to get full instruction.

  • For how to prepare the sausage for the smoker, Click Here .
  • For techniques to apply the smoke, Click Here .
  • To learn how to handle the sausage once the smoking is done, Click Here .


It's also really useful to have a bit of knowledge about different kinds of wood you can use to produce your smoke.

The wood species you choose can make a big difference in the taste of your final product.


Once you have a good grasp of the basics of how to use your smoker, there is a whole new world of great sausage recipes that opens up for you.

Good Eating!


Click here to learn what equipment you need to smoke sausage.




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