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Newbie smoker-Snack stick help

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hey ya'll! I am new to the forum and new to smoking. I was raised a city boy and never had anyone to teach me so I have to learn the hard way! OK, what I am really interested in, is taking the "junk" nobody likes and with the power of smoking make it great. I have two things I want to smoke; hog and eventually carp. Call me crazy, I know. I have already made some pulled pork a couple of times. Once good, the next time meh. Ok sorry for the long rant/intro, this is what I am looking for help with- wild hog snack sticks. I see most people use meat/venison and found just a little info on hog. Anyone try this? I know most people that do use pork also use some pork fat. But what about just using the deliciousness called bacon? Any help would be awesome! Thank you!

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Welcome to the group. Would you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF welcome.


Now to the wild hog. I treat it the same a farm raised. When I make sausage I add fat or 73% ground beef if I have it. If not it is extra lean. i have never made snack sticks with it. I have made 1 1/2" salami. You could use the same ingredients for snack sticks.

Here is a link to my last snack sticks made with 80/20 beef. it should work fine for your wild hog. Add fat if you have some.


Remember to post a Qview.

Happy smoken.


post #3 of 3
I made venison snack sticks and ran a pork shoulder through the grinder to mix with it.

I have also made breakfast sausage with feral pig-again, I mixed some store bought pork shoulder with it for a little more fat.

Bottom line, just like the guy above me said-a little fat helps the texture, but it's ultimately up to you and your taste. Let us know what you do and how it turns out.
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