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I didnt read all the replies so i hope i do not repeat. Nothing wrong with photos . Looks good!  I will just relate what i do....see if that helps. Stuff it as tight as you can , prick it as you go along.I use natural beef rounds for casing.Air dry and wipe off prior to cold smoking starting around 100 degrees for about an hour with very little smoke. After an hour increase temp and smoke. about 135 for another hour then about 160 for another 2 hours with heavy smoke then in a large container of app. 180 degree water. The water temp will drop. I try to do mine at 165 degrees for about one half hour.If the water climbs above 165 i add a little cold water , or if below increase temp. 165 degrees is my optimum temp. When internal temp is at about 150 , i remove and plunge in ice water til its down around 110. Then i rinse it with hot tap water to remove yukkies.I then wipe dry and let it hang ( blooming ) for about an hour until color is good. This is at room temp.Not in sun.

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Originally Posted by weisswurst View Post

I didnt read all the replies so i hope i do not repeat. Nothing wrong with photos . Looks good!  I will just relate what i do....see if that helps. Stuff it as tight as you can , prick it as you go along.I use natural beef rounds for casing.Air dry and wipe off prior to cold smoking starting around 100 degrees for about an hour with very little smoke. After an hour increase temp and smoke. about 135 for another hour then about 160 for another 2 hours with heavy smoke then in a large container of app. 180 degree water. The water temp will drop. I try to do mine at 165 degrees for about one half hour.If the water climbs above 165 i add a little cold water , or if below increase temp. 165 degrees is my optimum temp. When internal temp is at about 150 , i remove and plunge in ice water til its down around 110. Then i rinse it with hot tap water to remove yukkies.I then wipe dry and let it hang ( blooming ) for about an hour until color is good. This is at room temp.Not in sun.

good info.  Thanks for this.  I will try it this way next time icon14.gif
 

 

post #23 of 24
Nice job on the ring bologna Josh, that is one of my favorite recipes. I do the 180° bath with beef rounds and I never had a problem with the meat sticking.
Here's mine
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/99215/ring-bologna-in-beef-rounds

Thanks for sharing the Q-view.
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Nice job on the ring bologna Josh, that is one of my favorite recipes. I do the 180° bath with beef rounds and I never had a problem with the meat sticking.
Here's mine
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/99215/ring-bologna-in-beef-rounds
Thanks for sharing the Q-view.


Thanks Dan!   I will definitely do the water bath next time.  I also found out after this post that one of my probes on my maverick went out.  So I thing I smoked them way to long and that's why mine are shriveled up.  Next time 2 thermos or at least a check with my Thermo pen.

 

BTW your ring bologna looks wonderful!!

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