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First attempt; Bearcarvers beef sticks (w/ Q-View)

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Been wanting to try this one for a quite a while so here goes nothing. Using Bearcarver's recipe (imagine that), added 1 tsp of groud cayenne pepper for some heat.

 

All brined and rolled up, ready for the Big Chief in the morning. My first impressions so far is the smell from the raw meat is amazing :77:

 

My main concern is that they won't hold together while handling them into the smoker. I will try to be gentle with these little gems.

 

Any tips are greatly welcomed!

 

 

All brined up

 

All rolled up

post #2 of 18

I've never tried a caseless stick ,good luck and give us an update on the finished product.

post #3 of 18
They will be fine. We've made these many times and have never had a problem. If you have them in the fridge you're good to go. You could pop them in the freezer for 30-45 minutes right before, but I haven't found the need to do that.

Parchment paper, Q-mats and Frog Mats are good options for placing in the grates if you're really worried about it.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

You're right, sailor. They were nice and firm and easy to handle!

I'm trying to follow Bearcarver's instructions the best i can, but my Big Chief has no temp control. I might have to finish them off in the oven to get the internal temp.

 

 

Into the smoker (and out of the snow)

post #5 of 18
Nice load in the smoker! You might hit temp. Wish I still had my big chief for smoking fish!
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

We'll see... The Big Chief temp is creeping up, sitting around 120 right now.

I made this fancy double wrapped insulation blanket a couple weeks ago (complete with Tuck Tape red trim!)

 

post #7 of 18

Duke, you are going to love these little jewels. I have also made these many many times.

My wife and kids love them too. I actually use the round double nozzle of my Jerky Gun

to shoot these out. Even that small the come out great.

 

Looks very good. Wish I had some snow.

 

 

Happy Smokin'

 

Mike

post #8 of 18

Love it! Cant wait to see the end result.

post #9 of 18
I too use the jerky gun to shoot these out. I run them as long as my rack. Smoke them then cut to size.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

Update...

5 hours in, i opened the Chief up and stuck my temp probe into the thickest piece. Internal temp is only at 111 degrees, so it's off to the oven after one last pan of hickory, as i expected. A little too cold today.

 

These look incredible and smell even better..

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 

Finished product!

 

These will be a staple in my fridge/freezer, no doubt. Amazing. Unreal. Will be doing another batch before month end.

The guys at the fab shop will be hooked for sure come Monday (if there's any left).

 

Many Thanks to Bearcarver for the recipe!

Thanks for watching!

 

:drool:

post #12 of 18
Awesome! I am drooling worse than my bloodhound.
post #13 of 18

Your sticks look great! I have made Bearcarvers sticks several times and was just thinking today, time for another batch, soon as I finish the turkey legs I have in brine tonight!

Enjoy, they won't last long.

Dick

post #14 of 18

Nice Job, Duke!!!:drool:drool

 

Glad you like them!!

 

That was Great that you got a bunch of Tasty Smoke on them before finishing them in the oven!!----Good Move!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

post #15 of 18
Those look really good...

Silly question

What is TQ?
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by HEUBrewer View Post

Those look really good...

Silly question

What is TQ?

Morton's Tender Quick.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post
 

Finished product!

 

These will be a staple in my fridge/freezer, no doubt. Amazing. Unreal. Will be doing another batch before month end.

The guys at the fab shop will be hooked for sure come Monday (if there's any left).

 

Many Thanks to Bearcarver for the recipe!

Thanks for watching!

 

:drool:

Those look great Duke!!

 

Hey since you are just a few miles north and west of me, would ya mind droppin me off a few while my smoker is broke???

 

:laugh1:

post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 

They're not lasting long. Took a bunch to the shop and the guys devoured them, and i can't begin to describe how good they went with my eggs and coffee Sunday morning!!

 

:yahoo:

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