You can do 1# at a time if you want. Sampler pack $20.
Unlike a lot of kits, theirs actually work on the number of pounds advertised. I know, it's kind of cheating, but they are really good.
You can mix the summer sausage mix into 30# of ground meat, smoke it and it comes out perfect. I really like the regular summer sausage mix. The hunters blend is a little spicier but still really good. I stuff the brat mixes according to their specs. Sometimes I'll add cheese, beer and or green chili. If you smoke the brats they are amazing.
For a 10-pound batch: 5 pounds fine ground elk and antelope & 5 pounds fine ground pork butt 10 tablespoons Morton Tender Quick Curing Salt 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 teaspoons mustard seed 2 teaspoons marjoram 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic 2 tablespoon crushed red pepper 8-12 blanched fresh jalapeno peppers2
Added dried ground Hatch Green Chili to the mix this year @ 2 tablespoons/10 pounds and could not taste it.
Notes: 1. Made up 4 ~10-pound batches. 2. Used jalapenos in all of it. Removed the seeds and veins on the peppers then chopped them into small squares. You have to blanch them so that they will stay crisp and fresh through the process and freeze/thaw. 3. Did not add cheese. Seems to be better without the cheese. (High Temperature cheese if you want to add that in)
Added 1 cup of cold water to the spice mix and then mixed into coarse ground venison and pork.
Reground the mix with a fine plate to further mix the seasoning and make more consistent.
Mixed in the blanched diced jalapenos.
Stuffed into cases.
Smoking/Cooking: • Smoked each batch in the smoker at 150oF with mixed pellets 2 hrs. • Raised the temperature to 225oF for about 5 hours until the internal temp made 160oF. • Got ice bags and water in a cooler to flash cool. Outside temps were around 55oF • Cut in ~1# to 2# sticks and vacuum sealed then put in the freezer.
Or PM me your email and I'll send you all the sausages I made this last year. Some with a store bought mix and some with my recipes.