Sausage/Jerky Rack MES40 w step by step

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  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

           Sausage Rack MES40

         Materials

     2  2x24x1/2 1/2" oak

     10' 1/2 dowel rods oak hickory these are food safe
     I used (5) 1/2"x36"  


     1/2" Ell shape screw

          Tools

     Miter box and saw

     Cooping saw

     Drill with 1/2" speed bit

          Instructions

     Cut the 2x24x1/2 into 2 quill pieces 12 and 1/2 inches (12 1/2")

     cut your dowel rods into 5 pieces 20 and 1/4" inches (20 1/4")

    The sides are cut to fit inside the side rack bracket


    Holes are spaced  from back wall 2 1/2" then every 2" These are 1/2" Dia.


    As you can see the boards are notched to fit the side bracket, the holes have to be filed so the rods drop in.


    this takes 30 to 40 min. to make


    Side shot


    Picked up a hank of Sheep Casing today now to use it ( Can't Wait)

    Thanks for looking and I hope this helps someone.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
    mr b, bearcarver, nepas and 4 others like this.
  2. Thanks so much for posting this tropics. I've been meaning to put something together to begin hanging my stuff instead of sitting it on the racks and this should kick me in the bum to get it done.

    Now...it looks lonely. Go hang something!
     
  3. Tropics, do you secure the rods to the side pieces with anything? I'm literally going on lunch now to get the pieces for this and making it tonight.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No need they fit in nicely, cut them to size leave 1/8"
     
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tropics that looks great Nice job and thanks for the info. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS 
     
  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job , they look good ,time for some kabonosy with those sheep casing !
     
  7. So I got this put together tonight. Very easy. Sorry I didn't do much measuring.


     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job rgautheir20420
     
  9. No thank you sir. It really was very easy and cost a total of $6 plus 20 minutes of time. For this I was more aiming at function.

    It's going to have 10 lbs of SS hanging from it within a few days!
     
  10. Wow! My first post after joining the forum. My brand new Masterbuilt 40 is breaking in as I write this, and as I set it all up, I was thinking "Hmmm, how the heck am I gonna hang 20lbs of the Family Recipe kielbasa?" And boom! There's this list by Tropics!.Uncanny!

    Thanks much, Tropics. I'll grab some scrap from the cutoff bin in my workshop and bang this out in no time. I'll also make a free-standing rack for drying the second batch as the first one is smoking. Cheers!
     
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Very nice..
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Richie!!![​IMG]

    And Rgautheir!!

    I can't use it on my Unstuffed Sticks & Logs, but those racks look perfect !!

    Great helpful Thread!![​IMG]-----------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice little set up. IN my GOSM I can just hang the rods right from the grate supports, that's nice. Now only if I could control the temps easier. I can get the propane down to 130° consistently, but any lower takes a lot of fiddling. One of these days I'll get my electric smoke shack built! Here's a little wood working trick for making the rod supports. Take a board and mark the center line along the full length. drill your holes down that line at whatever spacing you see fit. Then cut the board in half along that line. You will then have two perfect rod supports.

    Step 1: Layout


    Step 2: Drill holes:


    Step 3: Saw board in half along line:

     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case that looks good, very close to the first one I laid out. I used 2 pieces of 1/2 x 3/4


     
  15. I bought a couple of 1/4-inch diameter steel rods at the hardware store and chopped them to 14 5/8-inch lengths. I have used them once for summer sausage and they worked fine. The weight on them keeps them in place, and I can move them as needed depending on the sausage and space needed. They rest on the top rack holder with the racks removed.
     
  16. nepas

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

    Hey Y'all

    Just want to say a big THANK YOU to tropics. He made and sent me a sausage hanger. TYVM

    I dont have access to my tools as they are up in PA.

    Merry Christmas to all.

    tropics

    Again Thank You. As soon as we get dry weather here in W, GA i will get the rack seasoned and something hanging.

     
  17. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job tropics!!!! This forum is great and alot of great people, willing to help out one another [​IMG]  

    DS
     
  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    nepas you are welcome and I am glad that I could do that for you. Thanks for the kind words guys. Merry X-Mas
     
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  19. nepas

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

    Finally some decent weather here in W, GA. Why not season the sausage hanger and some cheese at the same time.

    I just cant thank tropics enough. Being without my tools is tough.


     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I see it fit right, did you get it tender enough LOL
     

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