So I was really excited about my new 5# LEM sausage stuffer that I found a venison sausage snack stick recipe on my favorite BBQ smoking website/forum (thesmokering.com). I thawed out 10 lbs of venison and some ground pork butt.

I ordered 17mm collagen casings (as the recipe calls), got the meat mixed and seasoned.. but when I went to put the casings on the stuffer tube.. they didnt fit. No one had a 3/8" sausage stuffing tube for my stuffer in the immediate area so I had to alter the plan.

I had to put the sausage back in the fridge for over 24 hours while I came up with Plan B. After calling every sports store around Cleveland the reality set in that I was going to have to scrap this meat or try something different. I found an Eastman's Sausage Variety kit that had natural casings in it - so I used that.

First time using the stuffer and I am hooked. I got a lot to learn.

Here is the recipe.
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=60766&sid=935128e52d218d13c41fdfe8dba4cb6d

And here is the sausage porn.

All stuffed up and no where to go... but the smoker


Fresh off the smoker...
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