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Offline Boreal Hunter

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Need guidance to make bear sausage
« on: August 23, 2010, 10:26:23 am »
        Hello everyone im a newbie here. I got my bear this pass weekend i would like some guidance in making sausage and (jerky) if possible any help would be appreciated i have a Bradley digital smoker and would like to use it on this.

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 10:47:55 am »
Welcome Boreal Hunter,

I can’t help you with sausage but there are some forum members that this question is just right for. So hang on a little while and you’ll get all the help you need.  Good luck!

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 11:12:55 am »
I've never made sausage out of bear, but I've heard there is a lot of fat on them. You might need to trim a bunch of that off if it is the case.
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 01:31:18 pm »
    Well i guess not to many have done bear sausage i will do a small batch and experiment i am just wondering how much pork i should add or not to add

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 01:52:42 pm »
A general rule is 80/20, but that is for a lean meat such as venison. If you're able to get the fat out of the bear meat, I would shoot for that, otherwise you may need to cut back on the pork. The pork is usually added for the fat flavor, even though it's not all fat. I don't imagine the bear fat would taste that good, but you never know. Cook some up and if it don't taste bad you can work from there.
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 01:57:33 pm »
Just seen this post.

I have done bear, pretty fatty like goose. When i do 5 lbs of bear i use 4 lbs bear and 1 lb 80/20 or 85/15 ground beef. Try to stay away from a pork cut in, i found it dint taste right with pork.

Also this is what an Amish friend taught me. When cutting greasy game cut it on an old butcher block. The wood will absorb allot of the fat and natural grease.

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 03:45:13 am »
    You know that makes lot of sense Nepas i will use beef i will also marinating meat for 24 hours befor grinding
1 cup olive  oil
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup soya sauce
2 onions, chopper
2 clove garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon Juniper berries, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
then i will season lightly 
It should take lot of the wild taste out but i wont marinate the beef
keep you all posted
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 04:05:16 am »
Fact: Bears are the fastest climbers
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 07:41:38 am »
Batman, I beg to differ.  The fastest climber the the guy the bear is chasing!!!! ;D

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 07:49:00 am »
Nepas I wonder if my Bologna recipe could be retrofitted to use bear meat?
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2010, 10:01:12 am »
Nepas I wonder if my Bologna recipe could be retrofitted to use bear meat?

Dont see why not.

Speaking of bears we had one the other nite by my smokehouse. I was going to X Hair him but got told no  :-\

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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 10:22:53 am »
Gotta protect that smoked meat, otherwise you'll go hungry.
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2010, 10:30:04 pm »
Dang women are no fun at all. :( :(
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Re: Need guidance to make bear sausage
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 06:32:31 am »
Nepas I wonder if my Bologna recipe could be retrofitted to use bear meat?

Dont see why not.

Speaking of bears we had one the other nite by my smokehouse. I was going to X Hair him but got told no  :-\
I would have put a load of rock salt in his butt to learn him where not to be
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