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post #1 of 15
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Anyone know where I can get a long snack stick tube for my 5lb stuffer ? The one that I have is just to short and like to work me to death making these sticks.I have looked at 2 suppliers with no luck. Would like a plastic one...Thanks

post #2 of 15

Try Bass Pro Shops - that's where I got mine

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

OK Thanks...

post #4 of 15

OK, I'll go first here with a question... what is a "snack stick tube", what is it

used for, how do you use it, and when you say 5lb stuffer...is that a chicken????

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Originally Posted by MasterOfMyMeat View Post

OK, I'll go first here with a question... what is a "snack stick tube", what is it

used for, how do you use it, and when you say 5lb stuffer...is that a chicken????


LOL that looks like 4 questions! The stuffer is the machine that stuffs meat into a casing to make sausage, and a snack stick (think Slim Jim) tube is a tube that attaches to the stuffer ( the machine not the bird) to stuff the small casings used to make sticks. Stick around Master and you'll be a sausage maker before ya know it.


 

 

 

post #6 of 15

How long of one do ya want Roller? I got a stainless steel one from Lem I think. I'd have to measure it for length but I love it compared to the plastic ones.

I'll see if I can find the link for it.

 

here ya go, similar to mine but with a bell end, mine is funneled at the end with 6" of straight tube.

 

http://www.lemproducts.com/product/3306/stuffing_tube 

 

post #7 of 15

Lem is where I got mine, It is about 2X the length of the plastic one and it isn't tapered like the plastic ones are...

post #8 of 15

Use "Extra Water" when using the snack sticks stuffing tube.  Your stuffer may be working too hard, and you can strip the gears.

I remember an old post, where a guy used a large washer and a piece of plastic pipe to make his own.

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #9 of 15

I never found one longer than 6-8" for my LEM 5lb so i had one made all SS.

 

17 to 20mm collagen fit on the tube very good.

 

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post #10 of 15

I think this is the thread Todd is talking about. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/58831/homemade-1-2-inch-stuffer-tube

 

I made one out of 3/8" PEX that is about 12" long and uses a nylon washer to mate with my stuffer. To keep the PEX from popping out of the nylon washer I flared one end of the PEX with a brake line flaring tool. It works well if the meat isn't too stiff. They key to making it work is what Todd said, mix extra water.

post #11 of 15

Great options Guys!

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #12 of 15

Roller, Mornin'........I used the smallest tube on my Grizzly stuffer and had the granddaughter help out. I had to add extra water to get it to flow out the tube. I also used a filler soy powder to get the meat to "stick " together. They came out really good.

 

 

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post #13 of 15

LOL...thanks DanMcG, now I'm up to speed. I'm going to have to investigate this.

I never dreamed in my life I would even be considering making my own sausage

and Slim Jim's. Are there any tutorials or websites for instruction that you guy's

know of?

post #14 of 15

This is a fairly good recipe to start with.

 

http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/Snack%20Sticks.pdf

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This is a fairly good recipe to start with.

 

http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/Snack%20Sticks.pdf


Thanks SolarYellow, I'm intrigued to say the least. Looks like a pretty straight forward

recipe and method. My wife is gonna flip when she finds out I need another gadget for

my meat hobby. Gotta figure out a way to make it sound absolutely necessary.

 

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