First you have to grind, mix and stuff the sausage.
All ready for smoking.
But there is a problem. I need something to hang them on. Glowforge to the rescue.
With a little help from my CNC. I had some 6.5 mm plywood that refused to be cut by the Glowforge so I used the other machine for the center board.
I have to admit that the Glowforge is much easier to use than the CNC. A bit faster too.
All tied up now and hanging very well.
Time to put in the real smoker. My Glowforge produces smoke, but not quite enough heat for Polish Sausage. Although the smell of walnut is so pleasing. I used hickory pellets.
This was the hanging frame I made to fit in my 32" Traeger pellet smoker. Took out the grates and fit in the frame. Worked perfectly.
Fully smoked and cooked and ready for the chilling shower.
Love my Glowforge. It is so useful in many ways. 5mm cheap plywood and some 1/2" oak dowels and there you go. Almost two months since I used it last. Fired up perfectly and did just what I needed.
And if you every want to learn how to make sausage, Opa Jochen is the best. I usually use Rytek Kutas’s Polish sausage recipe as a base, but watching Opa I learned a lot too. I’m trying to replicate the flavor of Piekatowski’s in St. Louis. They make a great kielbasa and thick Krakow. Very simple recipe. Mainly the marjoram and coriander give it a sweet note. Some nice black pepper flakes. Dried garlic and fresh garlic in mine. Hint of fresh ground mustard seed. A couple allspice berries. 1/2 Shoulder and 1/4 belly 3mm plate and 1/4 country ribs/sirloin roast 6mm plate.