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Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa
Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa

Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa

Pit Temperature: 225
Desired Internal Temperature: 155 - 165
Cooking Time: 2 Hours

Directions

I love homemade sausage! The past few years I've been learning about sausage making, but hadn't tried any of the "smoked" varieties. A couple weeks ago I finally experimented with a small batch of skinless Kielbasa. I used fresh ground pork shoulder and my own spice mix. I couldn't believe how good a fresh uncured hot-smoked Kielbasa could taste!

This weekend I stuffed a larger batch in natural casings to see how they'd do. Once again, I was amazed with the results.


Hot-Smoke Method:
OK, because this is uncured sausage & has no sodium nitrite prevents Botulism it CANNOT be cold smoked & won't have the same pink color you get from curing. Hot-smoking does two things; it both smokes and cooks the meat. Hot-smoking is essentially how we cook ribs, brisket, etc.

After drying the sausage on metal racks in the fridge overnight, I basically Hickory smoked it at 225° F for 1 1/2 hours int. temp = 155°) then raised the pit temp to 300° to finish cooking the sausage. When the int. temp hit 165° I pulled it & put it on racks to cool so the fat wouldn't totally render out. After it cooled a bit I bagged what we didn't eat and into the fridge it went.

The sausage was firm, juicy, flavorful, perfect amount of smoke Hickory) and the smoke ring went deep giving it a light pink color almost, but not quite, to the center.




More info:
http://www.pelletsmoking.com/pellet-smoking-com-lounge-9/nepas-point-us-right-direction-173/

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Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa 2010-10-28 20:46:00 cowgirl
Reviewed by cowgirl    10/28/2010

Looks so good! Love the kraut too. :)

Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa 2010-10-23 06:18:00 bigpoppa
Reviewed by bigpoppa    10/22/2010

LOve it

Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa 0000-00-00 00:00:00 cowgirl
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Hot-Smoked Fresh Kielbasa 0000-00-00 00:00:00 TentHunter
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Reviewed by TentHunter    11/29/2014