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#7030737 - 01/08/18 10:06 PM Gutted hog, do i keep the fat?
tonyguitarguy Offline
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I am looking to make sausage and snack sticks. Am i supposed to mix the deer and hog together for each of these?

Also, I took all the fat off the hog and placed it in a bag. Can i use that with anything or just throw it away?

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#7030781 - 01/08/18 10:35 PM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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I usually trim most of it off and just toss it.....some folks deep fry it....
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#7030871 - 01/08/18 11:19 PM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Not worth it to keep the fat, if you want fat to mix in use domestic hog fat.

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#7031133 - 01/09/18 09:01 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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As for the sausage, you can mix or not mix. I used to mix but nowadays when I make snack sticks & summer sausage I make all venison with no fat. When I make sausage (smoked, fresh, & pan) I prefer all pork with the fat, I like pork fat. Sometimes have to add some fat to my pork sausage if it's too lean, depends on the pig but 99 % of the time there is nothing wrong with feral pork fat. If you want, you can cut a little piece of fat off and drop it in a hot pan for the smell test.

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#7031159 - 01/09/18 09:18 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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If its good clean fat I don't see a problem using it, but make sure its fat and not shield etc. I would probably opt for some domestic fat.
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#7031221 - 01/09/18 09:45 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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As others stated, if it is clean fat use it. I have and have also supplemented with domestic fat to get to 15% to 20% ratio when making sausage. If you go to places like H-Mart and ask they usually have pork fat that is very well trimmed.
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#7032745 - 01/10/18 09:49 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Used some pork fat from a small 125lb sow I got a few months ago. It was excellent. I think a lot of times it depends on what they are feeding on. The hogs I kill are roaming around 400 acres of oaks with acorns.

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#7032909 - 01/10/18 11:34 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Used to get to go hunt around some chicken grower houses. Shot many hogs that ate a considerable amount of chicken guts, dead chickens, and manure scraped out of the chicken houses. Not something pretty to think about but they all ate good.


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#7034970 - 01/11/18 07:18 PM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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I have used it a lot with deer for Summer sausage and hamburger meat. I save it just for that reason
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#7037629 - 01/14/18 12:06 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
tonyguitarguy Offline
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So when people say they use and 80/20 mix for snack sticks and summer sausage, how many pounds would that be equivalent to if I am looking to make a total 10b batch?

Also, all the fat is from the layering of the ribs. All white, thick fat that has been washed before vacuum sealed. Do I mix that portion with the venison or regular pork butt meat? Preferences?

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#7037721 - 01/14/18 08:29 AM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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That's 8 pounds lean and 2 pounds fat total 10 pounds. Yeah it's a preference thing brisket trim, pork butt, ground bacon pretty much whatever you like.

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#7040594 - 01/16/18 03:14 PM Re: Gutted hog, do i keep the fat? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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for snack sticks i usually do 5 lbs at a time, i do 3 lbs deer and 2 lbs hog.

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