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#6091535 - 12/18/15 07:52 PM Hog sausage?
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When making link sausage out of wild piggies, what ratio of domestic pig fat is best?

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#6091565 - 12/18/15 08:22 PM Re: Hog sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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It depends on what you like. I have bought mostly fat pork jowl to mix with feral pig for sausage and I use one pound jowl per 3 pounds lean feral. That ends up with about an 80% lean sausage. For more fat flavor, you can use 2 pounds jowl per 3 pounds feral. That will give you about 65% lean sausage. I have to use a little butter or bacon grease when cooking the lean, so it doesn't completely stick to the skillet. The lean doesn't sit as heavy on my stomach as commercial sausage.

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#6091614 - 12/18/15 09:08 PM Re: Hog sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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Personally, I don't normally use domestic fat. If there's not enough fat on the hog, I just smoke it or turn it into ground meat. When I do get a fat hog I use the 'hard' fat off of the back and sides and mix it in with the rest of the meat to make sausage. That said, I think the general rule is that you need about 25-30% fat to make sausage. 20% is the bare minimum. You may, of course, use more if that's to your liking.
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#6091647 - 12/18/15 09:36 PM Re: Hog sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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I don't use domestic fat unless it is a really lean pig. The fat ones I try to leave as much on them as I can.
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#6096568 - 12/22/15 11:51 AM Re: Hog sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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Just made 12.5lbs of bratwurst with nothing but pure ground wild pork! They are much leaner than store bought brats but they are fine eating!

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#6100215 - 12/24/15 02:59 PM Re: Hog sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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Registered: 11/13/15
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I use 2 lbs of beef fat from H E B to every 10 lbs of wild pork and it turns out great

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