Friend Sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smoking b, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. I had a friend who wanted me to make him some snack sticks after trying mine. He settled on a Slim Jimish Type stick. He gave me the meat & even got me casings  [​IMG]   So here we go...

    5 lbs. of ground beef  [​IMG]

    Stuffer parts sanitized & drying while I mixed up the spices.

    Coming along nicely.

    And done...

    Meat ready to go.

    Spices mixed & ready to go.

    Everything mixed together really good & ready for the stuffer.

    Casing on tube & everything ready to go - using collagen for these...

    All stuffed & ready for the smoker.

    Closer look.

    And into the smoker they went for phase 1 which is 8 hours at 100AMNPS running oak for this phase.

    Updates to follow...
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow! Wish I was the friend! Looks great can't wait to see the finished sticks!
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey there buddy o'l pal...........................................[​IMG]
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looking Good Jeremy!
    100* for 8 hrs huh? I might have to slow mine down and give that a try!
    Liking that stuffing horn!
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the stuffing tube as well. Sticks look great!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  6. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  <---------  eight hours of popcorn for phase 1 ready! 
  7. Thanks Case  [​IMG]
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  8. Thanks Dave  [​IMG]   I do the 100* for 8 hours on most recipes I use buttermilk in to give it time to work but I've done other sticks this way when using fruitwoods to give them some more time in the smoke.
  9. That actually came with my Cabelas grinder - never used it with it but it fits perfectly on the Weston stuffer & works great for sticks  [​IMG]

    Thanks Todd  [​IMG]  
  10. Ha!  [​IMG]   I'm glad I can eat popcorn again  [​IMG]

  11. Phase 1 complete. Now to bring the IT up to 148

    Sticks are getting a nice color  [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking really good Jeremy! Would your friend notice if a few of those sticks were missing? You could send them my way!
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lookin good ,,,,,,very nice color ......your on the way
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks terrific. I would say you should get a 10% stick commission for doing the work.

  15. Thanks Case  [​IMG]   Not sure if he would notice or not but I already gave them to him yesterday before I went away  [​IMG]
    Thanks man  [​IMG]
    Thanks Disco  [​IMG]   Good idea  [​IMG]
  16. Had to go away & didn't get a chance to update.

    Here they are right out of the smoker.

    & in the water.

    Done & dry.

    Cut shot.

    Ready for transport.
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  17. Well the snack sticks were such a hit that 10 more lbs. were requested  [​IMG]
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great. Love the Qview.

  19. Thank you Disco  [​IMG]
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm, tasty!!! Hoping to get one more smoke in as a bachelor. I know it isn't gonna be sticks!

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