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Old 12-25-2022, 03:30 PM
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Default 2022 Best Sausage!

With 2022 coming to an end I'm wondering who has Alberta best Wild Game sausage?
During the off season is a great time for many of us to take our trim in to get made into some delicious sausages.

What was your favourite and why?

This season my favourite has been the Garlic Coil and Pizza Pepperoni from Spragg's Meat's.
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Old 12-25-2022, 04:18 PM
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H&M meats in GP made the best everything. Closed now so tried making my own. Made farmer sausage following the recipe below. Did add some garlic and sugar and it turned out great.

https://youtu.be/87I93S15I6A
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Old 12-25-2022, 04:18 PM
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Iíve found Real Deal meats to be the best Iíve found in years.
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Old 12-25-2022, 05:09 PM
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MeatChop out of Penhold makes real good smokies, cheese and or Jalapeno. Duncan Henry out of Rimbey does a pretty good job also. BEL
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Old 12-25-2022, 06:21 PM
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Hamels Cold Lake did a good job on garlic and garlic/cheese moose this year.
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Old 12-26-2022, 07:17 AM
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Hamels Cold Lake did a good job on garlic and garlic/cheese moose this year.

Yup, all my trimmings go there for sausage, smokies, grind etc
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Old 12-26-2022, 08:53 AM
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Looking to make my own this year. Got everything i need but great recipes. I think I'm going to start with Duncan Henry's youtube videos.
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Old 12-27-2022, 04:09 PM
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Looking to make my own this year. Got everything i need but great recipes. I think I'm going to start with Duncan Henry's youtube videos.
http://meatsandsausages.com/

The articles are a bit disconnected, but all the information to make excellent home sausages is here from theory to recipes. This is the English version of the venerable Wedliny Domowe site. The trickiest part is stuffing them so be patient with yourself as you learn your equipment and technique.

No strong opinions on the main thread topic since I usually do it myself, but I've used K&K/Krause's Custom Processing for moose and it was nice.
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Old 12-27-2022, 05:26 PM
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Looking to make my own this year. Got everything i need but great recipes. I think I'm going to start with Duncan Henry's youtube videos.

Same here, Duncan is the man! He is my go-to channel for sausages now


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Old 01-06-2023, 11:29 AM
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Make your own. I do this every year.

There's a store in Calgary and Edmonton called CTR. They sell all the hardware needed, plus great seasoning/binder mix. They even have gluten free if you need that. They also give you 15% off if you're an iHunter app user. I usually go with mild Italian seasoning and Oktoberfest.

Sausage casings and fat I get from Spraggs meats in Calgary.
It's not that difficult to do a passable job.

One thing I did this year was leave some of the sausage meat uncased. My wife will often take sausages and remove them from the casing before cooking so it made sense.
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Old 01-06-2023, 01:11 PM
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ya i make my own too. its too easy and taste amazing
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Old 01-06-2023, 01:26 PM
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Does Victoria still make good sausage? Its been awhile since I last tried it.
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Old 01-06-2023, 03:25 PM
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Al at Victoria still makes the best garlic sausage I found to date. Breakfast sausage patties are a hit as well.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:18 PM
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One thing I did this year was leave some of the sausage meat uncased. My wife will often take sausages and remove them from the casing before cooking so it made sense.
Sausage patties are a nice option for this too, just pop them on some wax/parchment/butcher paper on a baking sheet and freeze them, then bag them up (or vac seal if you prefer) for storage.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:52 PM
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Heisler General Store makes excellent sausage, give them a try. Brian and staff are super to deal with.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:57 PM
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My home made is still the best. I make coil garlic ham sausage, salami, summer sausage, cheese smokies, and pepperoni. All my friends love them all and keep coming back for more. I started out using spice packs, but now have my own recipes and save a lot of money buying bulk spices.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:59 PM
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Love the sunny brook sausage from La Crete, it's as close to my home made sausage as I can get without the mess.
In fact I'm having some tonight for supper with some homemade sauerkraut and garlic mashed potatoes.
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Old 01-13-2023, 11:39 AM
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I’ve tried several different meat shops over the years, the best I’ve found is quality country meats. Best pepperoni and smokies I’ve had!
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Old 01-13-2023, 03:22 PM
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My wife decided that she wasn't fond of sausage skins.
I pack a good size sausage into a ziplock snack bag (cheap bags from Superstore).
It's not difficult to form a sausage with zero air in the bag, and line them up on a tray for the freezer.
You can turn out these skinless sausages from the bag to the BBQ easily.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:46 AM
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We always make some of our own and we also get some made up from Paolinis here in Calgary. We always get some smokies and summer sausage made up. This year I have enjoyed the whitetail ones more than the elk ones. But all r great
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:57 PM
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Best is still our homemade.........and I know what's in it!!!
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:09 AM
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Used Spragg's 2 seasons in a row now.

Quick turnaround and the packaging is top notch.

Smoked garlic coil, brats, jalapeŮo cheese smokies all have been top notch.
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Old 02-02-2023, 03:27 PM
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Has anyone come across a place that makes something in a hotdog size
I find smokies are just to thick and pepperoni is to tin .
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:05 AM
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Default Mettwurst

I grab a ring or two of Dried Mettwurst at The Wooden Shoe European Deli in Lethbridge everytime I go thru the city, It's a real nice dried sausage, it's pork but you could mix in some wild game. I don't know if they do custom orders.
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