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Venison to Pork sausage ratio

by , Posted to on 11/18/2011 11:47 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/15/2006
Location: ND
Do you guys use a 50-50 mix for your sausage, or some other ratio? Next weekend we're making sausage and I'm trying to finalize plans.

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by on 11/18/2011 11:50 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/11/2006
Location: ND
I do a 50/50 ratio.  I am also pretty picky and believe that Boston Butt Pork Shoulders work the best for me - it makes a leaner sausage as well.
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by on 11/18/2011 11:57 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/21/2003
Location: ND
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Grizzly Bear Said:
I do a 50/50 ratio.  I am also pretty picky and believe that Boston Butt Pork Shoulders work the best for me - it makes a leaner sausage as well.


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by on 11/18/2011 12:15 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2011
Location: nd
Grizzly Bear Said:
I do a 50/50 ratio.  I am also pretty picky and believe that Boston Butt Pork Shoulders work the best for me - it makes a leaner sausage as well.

We have also found that Boston Pork Butt work the best, only difference is we use 60/40 blend. 60% pork to 40% deer. Years ago we started with 50/50, but 10 or 12 years ago switched when I tasted the 60/40 blend. Most guys in our area go with the 60/40 with some even at 2/3 pork to 1/3 deer. Picked up Pork Butts at Sams Club last weekend for $1.39 per lb. Thought that was a good deal.
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by on 11/18/2011 12:19 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
This year went with the 50-50 on the ring sausage.Went 1/3 deer/1/3pork and 1/3beef on my summer sausage!!
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by on 11/18/2011 12:19 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
HUNT69 Said:
Grizzly Bear Said:
I do a 50/50 ratio.  I am also pretty picky and believe that Boston Butt Pork Shoulders work the best for me - it makes a leaner sausage as well.

We have also found that Boston Pork Butt work the best, only difference is we use 60/40 blend. 60% pork to 40% deer. Years ago we started with 50/50, but 10 or 12 years ago switched when I tasted the 60/40 blend. Most guys in our area go with the 60/40 with some even at 2/3 pork to 1/3 deer. Picked up Pork Butts at Sams Club last weekend for $1.39 per lb. Thought that was a good deal.
Same here, I like a little extra pork in there. We also buy them by the case at Sam's.
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by on 11/18/2011 12:21 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/10/2009
Location: ND
My  ring sausage recipe uses 5 lb deer, 5lb pork and 2 lb beef.  Adding a liltte beef seems to add some flavor. 

Breakfast sauage is 50/50. 
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by on 11/18/2011 12:34 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
44magman Said:
Do you guys use a 50-50 mix for your sausage, or some other ratio? Next weekend we're making sausage and I'm trying to finalize plans.

Yup, 1/2 to 1/2

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by on 11/18/2011 12:43 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2010
Location: ND
 I used to use more fat, but now I stick with about 80-85% venison. Deer meat is healthy. I like to keep it that way when I make sausage.  It is not dry like everyone claimed it would be either. 
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by on 11/18/2011 1:18 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/28/2011
Location: ND
70-30 here...I don't like my sausage too greasy (that's what she said), and this seems to work best.  And I also use only Boston Butts for the pork.

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by on 11/18/2011 1:19 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/21/2002
Location: ND

I use 1/3 venison, 1/3 pork and 1/3 beef for my ring sausage. Everyone who has tried it likes it.

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by on 11/18/2011 2:57 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/05/2007
Location: ND
40 deer 60 pork! works great!
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by on 11/18/2011 2:59 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/23/2010
Location: ND
We butcher our own pigs so it's a mix of trimmings.  Probably about 80/20 meat to fat in our pork.  We have made sausage at all ratio's and i find it depends on what we make. 

Country sausage - 50/50 or even higher percentages of venison are just fine. 
Brats and Polish i like the pork to be at 60%+  We tend to grill them so the added fat just melts and makes them plump and juicy rather than dryer and tougher.   50/50 isn't bad especially if your adding high temp cheese but we have the pork so we increase it out of preference.
Pepper sticks are 80% venison 20% Beef. 
Summer sausage is Venison 60% Beef 30% and Pork 10%.
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by on 11/18/2011 3:01 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/12/2005
Location: SD
Didn't go deer hunting last 2 years. Last years sausage 100% pork shoulder...best sausage I ever made.
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by on 11/18/2011 5:26 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/22/2007
Location: ND
Try the maple flavor sausage mix kicks azz. I used 50-50.

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by on 11/18/2011 6:06 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/26/2011
Location: ND
huntinkid2 Said:
40 deer 60 pork! works great!
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by on 11/18/2011 8:24 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: MT
Blacktail Said:
Didn't go deer hunting last 2 years. Last years sausage 100% pork shoulder...best sausage I ever made.


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by on 11/18/2011 9:14 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/23/2007
Location: ND
I made 6 pounds of breakfast sausage half sandhill crane and half maple flavored bacon and it was awesome tried it with venison and it was just as good.  If you like it a little sweeter i put some brown sugar in with some of the sausage.  Primo yummy

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by on 11/18/2011 11:32 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/09/2011
Location: nd
10% pork 5% beef  never get better if u like deer  why hide it
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by on 11/18/2011 11:57 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Like others have said it is really personal preference. My family likes the 60 deer,25 pork and 15 beef mix for fry sausage. I use to do the Boston butts, but have found that one of the local supermarkets have great ground pork for about the same price.

When making breakfast sausage though I do run a 60-40 mix of pork to deer simply because of the fat content. We use it up quickly and make it in batches of 10lbs.

I did make some sausage last year that was 50-50 beef and deer using a 70% lean beef. It turned out well but was a bit on the dry side for my liking. Some of the landowners I give sausage to do not eat pork!
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by on 11/19/2011 07:27 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
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