After my smoke of Venison SS a couple of weeks ago, I started exploring other sausage type things without a casing. Dirtsailor was kind enough to post a link to Bearcarvers recipes and the unstuffed snack sticks looked like just the ticket for the next attempt. I got them mixed yesterday morning and let them set in the fridge until this evening when I rolled them out and got 'em getting happy in the smoke. I tried to keep the temp as close to 200° as I could, but when I added fuel to the fire it sometimes hit 215° for a bit, then settled back down.
Bear dunked his in ice water, then rinsed off the congealed fat in warm water, but I rolled mine between paper towels to absorb the fat while they were still warm.
Of course I had to snitch a few bites as soon as the first one hit 160° it Dang they are good!!! I made some notes to self on the recipe I printed out for modifications on the next batch. They had a bit much black pepper for my tastes, so will cut back just a tad. I also added about 3 tbsp of Jeff's rub to the spice blend when mixing them up
I omitted the Anise as I didn't have any handy here at the house.
I'll be taking a few to the shop tomorrow and see how fast they disappear.
Thanks Bear and Dirtsailor
Fresh rolled and ready
Finished and cooling
Ready for taste test. Yep, they passed!