Not So Slim Jim Jackpot

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by chef willie, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Scored a 93/7 3 # ground beef chub for $10 (normally $15) and added 2 pounds of ground pork. Using a blend of two recipes, mostly Nepas one, created my own with the addition of more crushed red pepper and ground chipotles stuffed into 30 MM red collagen casings. The casings looked a bit large starting out but after 25 hours in the smoker they looked just the right size. Started out at 150 in the Smokin' It #3 at noon with cherry wood and let it ride overnight. Checked it at 6 AM and the IT was about 128. Bumped the smoker to 175. They hit 152 IT at 1 PM and I pulled them out. They did not appear overly wrinkled so I chose not to do a water bath, just letting them bloom on the stove top. They smell fantastic and I must have a taste before posting this. WOW.....still a tad warm but a nice heat level, good texture and xlnt flavor with a nice tang from the buttermilk and long smoke. I'm thinking fantastic after a couple days bloom....I see more of these in my immediate future as I doubt they will last long.....Willie

  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Chef, I do believe I could make a few of them disappear with a couple cold ones ! :biggrin: Thanks for posting ! Thumbs Up
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Willie! Wife's going out of town next weekend may need to put these on the things to smoke while the cats away list!

  4. Nice, sure looks good. I like you added pepper flakes. I like spice, chile pequin is my favorite.

    Thanks for that post and photos. CF
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CW, they look excellent ![​IMG]
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Looks awesome chef!
  7. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks real nice Chef.
  8. Those are some fine looking sticks Willie![​IMG]

  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Send them my way have plenty of Beer to go with them.

  10. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those look fantastic. [​IMG]
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks good Chef - Nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  12. litterbug

    litterbug Smoke Blower

    Those look great chef. Do you use the James jerky dryer on your smoker or anything else to help draw the moisture out?
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those must be Great to look good from my house!![​IMG]

    That's a long ways away!!![​IMG]

    Nice Job![​IMG]

  14. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope...nothing special. just 150 from noon till 6 AM next morning then a bump to 175 and let them finish. I've used 80/20 GB before and wasn't thrilled with results....this 93/7 was worth it
    Thx Bear...almost gone already...I'll use 20 MM casings next time for better yield
  15. Those sure look good,  Nice Job, Probably already gone [​IMG]

  16. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    Wow!  I wish I had some in front of me.
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking sticks, Chef.


  18. Wish I had some !!!   [​IMG]        [​IMG]


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