Hello to all,
Tough lesson to learn. I lived in MI a few years back and had a meat market by my work. They had "Hawaiian Sticks". They were the bomb. All the ingredients on the package mentioned was pineapple. I thought I would give it a try. Here is my FAIL. Still looking for a good recipe
Ive smoked summer sausage, jerky, turkey for a few years so a have a little experience.......But 1st time with snack sticks.
I always see pictures of everbody body pretty stuff so I thought this would be a change
8# Pork Butt
Ground both through "bigger plate" and added seasoning + 1/2c h20
Let sit over night in fridge 9hrs
Split out 10# for Hawaiian Stix and added 3 frozen slices about 1/2" thick
Ran Plain 20# through small plate and set aside
Ran HI 10# through w/ pineapple slices same way
Attached stuffer tube with the little auger in it.
Stuffed both Clear and cologne casings
Loaded into smoker. Smoked about 3 hrs and brought up to 130deg
Then transferred into oven @ 170 to finish the IT to 156deg
After about 30 mins in the oven at IT 135deg they stated falling apart and through the racks. They have the consistency of thick toothpaste and defiantly sticky. Taste at 130deg is sweet raw meat. So I would guess 1. Too much pineapple per pound? 2. stuffed too tight causing them to blow out all over?
Thank you for looking. Happy Smoking everyone!