ryan yoder The maple sugar will give you a subtle flavor, I add real maple flavoring in addition to the sugar to kick up the maple taste. If you add too much sugar your sausage will become really sweet and unless that is what you are trying to get as well you will probably want to add flavoring as well. I find the sugar doesn’t quite add enough flavor and ends up more like a maple brown sugar flavor rather than straight maple. How much to add also depends on how much sausage you are making and what you are using as far as seasonings, pre-packaged vs. homemade.
Jerky vs Summer Sausage....?
Sticks , Summer sausage, then distant third jerky. I am an old man and sticks and summer are easier on the jaws. AND you can be much more creative with sticks and summer
For me it boils down to how quickly I want to spend making it. Summer sausage I can stuff a lot quicker than snack sticks.
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I make all of the above at home. My preference list…
- Whole Muscle Jerky
- Snack Sticks
- Summer Sausage
- Processed Jerky
Deepwoodsbutcher I like all of that if you want to share I accept
Same as what Ronald Dore said.
My sons and brothers are always looking through the freezer for whole muscle jerky and sticks first.
Departing Contestant. With my fake teeth, just have to slice that meat correctly. Restructured is great, but, find it a bit worky. May have to rethink this at some point.
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Deepwoodsbutcher I love them all. I think they all have a place at the table. Jerky certainly is the easiest to make. As far as my personal favorite, I think snack sticks are it.
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Deepwoodsbutcher For me it depends on my situation. If I’m on the run I like jerky because I can grab it and chew as I go, but if I’m on here or watching tv (very seldom) I like the SS with cheese and crackers. I love them both for different reasons.
While everyone has preferences, I know I would get pretty tired of a steady diet of just one or two things. Variety is the spice of life.
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Took another poll…
Boy that’s a tough decision. It really depends on where you are and what your doing.