Here is a list of sausage making supplies to help you get started making great sausage at home.
Casings and Seasonings
Sausage casings and curing salts might be hard to find in your town.
Here are the links to buy them on Amazon:
You are free to use whatever recipes you like for your sausages. You can use mine, come up with your own or use some commercial sausage seasoning blends.
Grinders and Stuffers
These can get confusing depending on what size you need and what else you want to use the grinder for. I put together this article on finding the best grinder for your needs.
If you want to save some of your sausages for later then you will need a nice vacuum sealer. There are multiple vacuum sealers on the market but the only one I have any experience with is the FoodSaver.
My FoodSaver works great and of course I use it for way more than just sausages. Here is a link to a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System with a Starter Kit.
Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing This book is what encouraged me to start making sausage. If are even half way serious about meat then this book is an essential addition to your library.
Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing Rytek’s book is not essential but it is truly a classic. This is the book that people have learned from for decades. The book is worth the read for the techniques and recipes but also for the section on operating a Sausage Kitchen. Once you get hooked on making sausage you will eventually end up owning a copy of this book.
Bruce Aidells’s Complete Sausage Book : Recipes from America’s Premium Sausage Maker Bruce offers a wide variety of regional sausage recipes that really opened my eyes to the versatility of the sausage making process. For example, two of the Chinese style sausages Bruce gives you are Pork and Shrimp as well as Black Bean and Shiitake Mushroom sausages.
So Much Fun it Ought to Be Illegal!
I flat out LOVE my LEM Jerky Cannon.
- Work great for forming strip jerky.
- Perfect for stuffing small batches of sausage.
- It’s just fun to say, “Jerky Cannon”!