First Snack Stick Run...Successful with Q-view

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bloc004, May 12, 2011.

  1. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    I got my new grinder/ stuffer last week and wanted to test it out.  I had some pork butts in the freezer so I thawed those out and got some chuck roasts.  I did about 50/50 pork to beef and used LEM snack stick seasoning and cure packet for 5 lbs of meat.  I still have the 5 lbs of hot sticks to stuff and smoke, but the original snack sticks turned out great.

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    Very crudely hung in the smoker.  I will have to get some hooks, but it worked.

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    As you can see it took a few tries to get the casing thing down, but I got it.

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    I smoked for 1 hour at 150 degrees to dry them out, then added a handful of cherry chips for an hour at 150 degrees, added another handful of cherry for another hour at 150 degrees, then raised to about 175 for another hour and I hit 165 IT.  Pretty short session, but results were great!
     
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the snack sticks. I have been wanting to try me some...
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Those sticks look great!!

      Craig
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice! [​IMG]
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now your hooked.

    Nice job
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    EXCELLENT!!!
     
  7. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    Yes, hooked for sure.  I am going to keep doing a few more test runs, so I can confidently do my own venison and save a lot of $$$$$, and be able to say that I did it myself.
     

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