Cocktail Smokies (Finished)

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  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    First time making cocktail smokies. We ate some store bought  smokies over the holidays and I decided to give them a try home made. Used the Len poli cocktail sausage recipe. I substituted the phosphate with soy protein Isolate and ran out of mace so I used nutmeg. 1.5 oz mace was 9.99 at the grocery. I ordered some from amazon 3.8 oz for 15 dollars. b

    Did about  a 50/50 mix beef and pork.. well maybe a little more pork but who's counting



    Used some JMAK FARMS pure honey....... AKA Pineywoods.. There's my helper in the background...yeah right...lol



    All mixed up and in the fridge overnight


    Out of the fridge ready to stuff


    Was nearing the end of the sheep's. Washed and soaked overnight.. They were nice and silky smooth. Easy to open and load


    Tried twisting to link but came up with a better idea


    Fill a length of sheep's then lay out the string then tie... Worked well. Had to get my pressure right.. the first one I did I stuffed to tight  and had some blowouts when I tied. I got it right after that




    Hung to fan dry and form a pellicle.. The smokies were nice and tacky ready for the smoker. I ran out of sheep's with a little left to go so I broke out some 19mm collagen to finish. We'll see how they come out......




    Dried and ready for the smoker.. Going to cold smoke with apple for 2 hrs then start some heat


    Loaded in the smoker. Got to get it done tonight. Have to go to work tomorrow morning so looks like I wont get much sleep. Should have them done around 3AM... I'll have the final pics up tomorrow evening


    Thanks for looking and be back soon

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will be watching the master for more.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    YUM YUM... you been a busy man ...
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin real good Joe ! I'm in for this one !
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    2 hrs cold smoke is done. Opened the smoker and started heat..... Now I smell like smoke...lol


     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    3 AM....Pretty good guesstimate..........[​IMG]

    Finished with IT at 160... Some places were a little cooler at 156... Good to go




    Bloom


    You can call these real smokies... took on a nice smokey aroma with the apple pellets. Going to separate and put some in a crock with some BBQ sauce... Will let you know how they came out as far as taste...... Will have a money shot soon. Time to get some sleep with what ever's left of the morning

    Again

    Thanks for looking....

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
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  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That looks awesome!!! Great smoke...
     
  9. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job Joe. Those look outstanding! [​IMG]
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Smokies! Bet they'll be tasty with the BBQ sauce!
     
  12. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look nice! I also think your thicker link size is an improvement over the originals.
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love the way I get great ideas on these forums. Great post!

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    Disco
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Cool Job, Joe!![​IMG]

    Those look Awesome![​IMG]

    Beautiful Little Smokies!!-------------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Joe they look great I like the string method. waiting for the money shot
     
  16. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Joe , they look great and time consuming to stuff and tie !
     
  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Sweet! I would take a bowl of those puppies. Really nice color.
     
  18. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well I got home from work yesterday and pulled one out of the fridge and was not pleased with the taste...... Pretty much dissapointed..... Too much coriander. I'm not a big fan of coriander or marjoram....... I can come up with a better recipe throwing in a little bit of this and a little bit of that than this recipe........ Still going to throw some in a crock pot with some BBQ sauce tomorrow to see if it help.... Pobably wrap the rest and take it to the north florida gathering... There's a lot of test guinea pigs that show up there once a year......lol

    Joe
     
  19. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Joe, too bad about the taste, the guinea pigs will be happy ! [​IMG]
     
  20. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    "oink oink"... not sure if that's the noise a guinea pig makes.. but I can change... Hope I can make it this year Joe...
     

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