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Got my AMNPS and want to try Hot Links

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  I have a home brew smoker made from an old Coke machine, heated by an element in the bottom.  I bought a AMNPS for my smoke source because I didn't care for the original owner's design.

  All of that said, I'm going to try some hot links for my first smoke with the AMNPS.  They will have cure, do I need to get these to 150 IT, even with cure?

  Also, I'm thiking about stuffing tonight but not smoking until Sunday, and letting it rest in the fridge until then.  Good, bad?


Edited by tgil - 1/20/12 at 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by tgil View Post
 All of that said, I'm going to try some hot links for my first smoke with the AMNPS.  They will have cure, do I need to get these to 150 IT, even with cure?

Have fun with the AMNPS!

Good info on smoking temps here: http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/meat-smoking

 

-Kevin

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Originally Posted by Couger78 View Post


Have fun with the AMNPS!

Good info on smoking temps here: http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/meat-smoking

 

-Kevin



  Good read, thanks!

 

 

post #4 of 12

Don't forget the camera!

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Originally Posted by tgil View Post

  I have a home brew smoker made from an old Coke machine, heated by an element in the bottom.  I bought a AMNPS for my smoke source because I didn't care for the original owner's design.

  All of that said, I'm going to try some hot links for my first smoke with the AMNPS.  They will have cure, do I need to get these to 150 IT, even with cure? Yes

  Also, I'm thiking about stuffing tonight but not smoking until Sunday, and letting it rest in the fridge until then.  Good, bad? Good

Joe

 

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Don't forget the camera!


  I'll do some q-view.  Didn't get them stuffed last night, but will do it tonight. Looking forward to this.  I've done a 5lb batch once before and have enough ingredients for 20 more pounds.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how the AMNPS works.  This is my test run for a full load of venison Summer Sausage here in a few weeks.
 

 Thanks for the replies!thumb1.gif

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I read somewhere, and can't find it now, that I need to cool these down asap when done? Do y'all agree? Ice bath?
post #8 of 12

Yes on the ice bath - have fun with the AMNPS 

post #9 of 12
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  Things rarely go as planned at my house, but I did get it done!

  Got started with 20lbs of wild hog.36.gif

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got it all ground up

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got the AMSPS lit per the instructions and let it burn for the prescribed amount of time

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blew it out and let in roll

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got all the links stuffed and loaded

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just under 4 hours on and they hit 160

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AMNPS has burning a little fast, I guess, but I still had one row left

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out of the ice bath and ready to package

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finished and ready for the taste test

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  The review:  AMNPS worked well.  I'd like a little more smoke taste, but I'm sure it's just getting used to the new equipment.  The links turned out with great texture, but they didn't have the kick that they normally do.  I've never added cheese to them but think that will become the norm from here on out.  Overall, not disappointed in my new to me rig.

  Summer Sausage and German to come in the near future!

 uh, oh problems with pics again icon_cry.gif

 

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If you just click on the Insert Image button you can download from your PC rather than going to photobucket 

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  Here are the pics, tried to edit the above post and stick them in where they belong but the computer didn't like that idea.  I use photobucket because it's faster when the pics are on my phone.  Thanks for the help.

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Looks like they turn out great . icon14.gif
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