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Slim Jim Straws (copycat) Didn't Work

post #1 of 18
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Got 5lbs of 80/20 GB. Mix is AC LEGG #116 and 1 tsp cure 1.

 

Yup making slim jim straws.

 

Finally making a dent in some of my sausage supplies...whew

 

 

Cover/fridge for stuffing/smoking tomorrow. 15mm collagen.

 

post #2 of 18

Wow 15 mm, they have to be hard to stuff!

 

Al

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Wow 15 mm, they have to be hard to stuff!

 

Al


I use the force------------Obiwan

 

:laugh1:

post #4 of 18

How are they coming along??

DS
 

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

Was getting ready to get these in the smoker when i noticed a plug failure at the pole in the park. The maintenance guy had to go buy a new gfci plug and it took him while to get it installed.

 

SO

 

Got the stick stuffed last night and in the smoker this morning.

 

Did 2 batches 2.5lbs ea. Sheep and 15mm collagen.

 

 

Sheep

 

I like to keep my area wet when using natural casings (just my way)

 

 

 

Not my best stuffing job. Yes i do poke the natural to get some air pockets out.

 

 

 

Collagen.

 

 

 

 

Going with hickory smoke.

 

As far as the hole in the middle for the straw, i have another way.

 

 

post #6 of 18

I can't wait to see how this turns out! My wife would never let me bring the rotor hammer into the kitchen!

 

post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I can't wait to see how this turns out! My wife would never let me bring the rotor hammer into the kitchen!


that's funny! I hope you enjoy some grit with your slim jim!

Nepa, those will be great in a bloody!
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

Y'all are meaning

 

TRUE GRIT

 

:laugh1:

 

:laugh1:

post #9 of 18

Looking good so far!!! 

 

DS
 

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

Well the sticks turned out great.

 

I didn't use the bamboo skewers while smoking and i don't like he drill bit idea. Re thinking the hole thing.

 

Here are the sheep casing ones. Maybe just plain ol sticks for now.

 

post #11 of 18

Nepas , They look great w/out the hole!

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

Collagen sticks.

 

 

Thanks CM

post #13 of 18

You are the sausage king, Nepas.

 

I need to do me some sticks!

 

Disco

post #14 of 18
My only complaint is the thread title is misleading!
Probably should edit it so poor newbies don't look at the thread looking for meat straws only to find out there are no meat straws...
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

So for your saying

 

HEY

 

Where are the slim jim straws?

 

My way didn't work as when i took the skewer out of the few i did the meat collapsed into the hole. Bummer

 

So they just came out as regular sticks. I did see them online and they are a few $. Im going to find a way to make these without the cave in.

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post
 

So for your saying

 

HEY

 

Where are the slim jim straws?

 

My way didn't work as when i took the skewer out of the few i did the meat collapsed into the hole. Bummer

 

So they just came out as regular sticks. I did see them online and they are a few $. Im going to find a way to make these without the cave in.

Im telling you time to get the drill out!

 

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/10/how-to-make-a-meat-straw.html

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

Im telling you time to get the drill out!

 

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/10/how-to-make-a-meat-straw.html


I'm thinking to cut to length, freeze then use a new drill?

 

I tried this way and the meat didn't want to come out.

 

 

Oh my head :hit:

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post


I'm thinking to cut to length, freeze then use a new drill?

I tried this way and the meat didn't want to come out.


Oh my head hit.gif

I think freezing or partially freezing would be best.

I used to use my sawzall to fillet frozen albacore tuna. Worked like a charm until the yellow jackets caught wind that tuna were being cut up.
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