Beef sausage temperature to cook to?

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Beef sausage temperature to cook to?

Post by atcNick » Mon Oct 13, 2014 17:46

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I'm going to make a simple Elgin style beef sausage with beef brisket only and seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne. I'm not sure what internal temperature to shoot for when smoking beef sausage. I saw on another forum that a guy was smoking his beef sausage to 140°. Is that right? Seems too low to me. Thanks.
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Post by redzed » Mon Oct 13, 2014 20:23

Hey Nick, nice to have you back here! I think that particular sausage is usually eaten off the grill or frying pan, so it would be OK to finish it to 140, since it would fall into the category of a prep-cooked sausage. And I think with the brisket meat you are intending to use, it would probably taste better hot, since cold beef fat is not tasty. But if you want to eat it cold, the standard recommendation for beef sausages is to take it to 155-160.
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Post by atcNick » Tue Oct 14, 2014 01:00

redzed wrote:Hey Nick, nice to have you back here! I think that particular sausage is usually eaten off the grill or frying pan, so it would be OK to finish it to 140, since it would fall into the category of a prep-cooked sausage. And I think with the brisket meat you are intending to use, it would probably taste better hot, since cold beef fat is not tasty. But if you want to eat it cold, the standard recommendation for beef sausages is to take it to 155-160.
Thanks mr. Redzed
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