I had a bag of Curley's Polish sausage seasoning, enough for 10 pounds. Needed some beef sticks for the neighbor, so that's what I used along with some add on's. Here is what I used:
1 bag of Curley's Polish sausage seasoning [enough for 10 pounds].
2 tsp of cure #1
2 T mustard seeds
2 T diced garlic [from the jar]
2 cups dry powdered milk
2 3/4 cups water
10 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
Put the powdered milk over the ground beef. Mixed the rest of the ingredients in the water and mixed well. Then I set the mix over night in the fridge. Next day I stuffed the sticks and set them on my smoker racks. Fired up the AMPS with my propane torch and set the AMPS in the bottom of the smoker. It worked awesome. I used Cherry pellets. Let the smoke love on the sticks for 4 hours and then turned on the smoker to 130 and adjusted the temps upward per hour until 180 until I got an internal of 160. I didn't give the sticks a bath and just let them sit on the counter to cool off. Here are some pics:
All mixed up and after having spent the night melding it's ready to stuff.
I put the smoker rack right next to the stuffing tube so all the links are pretty close to being the same.
AMPS is performing very well.
Sticks are cooling in the kitchen.
The sticks ended up like this and tasted very good. The neighbor was happy. I don't make sticks often but I think it's time I make some for our family as well. I normally make them for deer camp for sure. Thanks for lookin. Reinhard