The Bearded Butchers

Old Fashioned Summer Sausage DIY Bundle


Good old fashioned summer sausage made with Salt and Pepper. This easy kit takes the guesswork out of making a classic meat snack.

With a perfect amount of Salt and Pepper seasoning, Sodium Nitrite cure, Encapsulated Citric Acid to give your summer sausage that familiar 'tang' flavor, and enough casings for 25 lbs, add meat and you're ready to go!

We make ours with all beef, but you can use venison, elk or bison and mix partially with pork trim too! Aim for fat content totaling around 20% by weight.

We highly recommend adding some garlic (try 2 oz dried or 4 oz fresh minced), and if you like, add some jalapeno, red pepper, onion, sage (around 1-2 oz of most herbs & spices), or any combination you like into 25 lbs of meat.

Also great with our high temp cheeses mixed in!


The summer sausage recipe using this kit can be found here


This Kit Includes:

1 pack of Salt and Pepper Seasoning (9oz to season 25 lbs of meat)

1 pack of 2.5" fibrous (non-edible) summer sausage smoking casing (pack of 12 for 25 lbs of meat)

1 pack of Sodium Nitrite Pink Curing Salt (1oz for 25 lbs of meat)

1 pack of Encapsulated Citric Acid (1.5oz for 25 lbs of meat)

1 pack of Dried Minced Garlic (2oz)



Jalapeno Powder and Flakes (4 oz for 25 lbs of meat)

High Temp Cheese - 5 flavors to choose from at 2.5# each (for - you guessed it, 25 lbs meat)

Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor Powder - great to add smoke flavor if you don't have a smokehouse to cook in, and even better if you DO have a method to smoke!


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Sid Houk
Summer Sausage

Everything worked great, spices were amazing. Thanks Scott and Seth for the helpful videos.

Summer Sausage

Product was better than advertised

Ricky Lee

I've done various types of sausage for many years now, and have wanted to do summer sausage for quite a while. I did this kit with the powdered hickory flavor and also the dried minced garlic. Smoked on the Traeger with 50/50 mesquite and hickory. 100% of the people that have tried it say it's the best summer sausage they've ever had. I agree.

Dominic Nelson
Great Product!

Purchased this kit to make summer sausage for the first time. Made with beef. Added on the high temp Peper jack cheese and jalapenos. Only negative that I have is that it didn't turn out very spicy. Great taste overall anyway. Will be purchasing again for sure.

Old Fashioned Summer Sausage DIY Bundle

Ordered my kit with jalapeño, cheddar, citric acid and the powdered smoke. Made my summer sausage with 50/50 venison and pork and the outcome was fantastic. Smoked on my pellet grill for about 8hrs. Not too spicy but can still taste the heat. Perfect!