Why aren't my snack sticks crunchy?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by justinkp, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. My snack sticks have been coming out tasting great but they don't have a snap and crunch biting into them. They are soft. What can I do to make the sticks crunch?
  2. Crunchy snack sticks??? :icon_eek:

  3. Ok maybe crunchy is a bad word for them. I want them to snap when I bite into them.
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Using sheep casings gives them a nice snap when you first bite into them.
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do ya have a pic of the finished product? It might be that they haven't dried enough, place them in a paper bag in the frig for a few days and see if they improve.
  6. trikefreak

    trikefreak Smoke Blower

    We did up about 25# of snack sticks, and like you have, they were tasty but soft. Tossed them in a dehydrator, and Bam, we had delicious and snappy snack sticks! I used my electric smoker, but it just wasn't drying them out.
  7. Excellent idea with the dehydrator. They are amazing now after only 30 mins!
  8. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    change your grind to chunky!!  [​IMG]

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