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Anyone used the JerkyWorks Caulk gun thinggy to stuff ABTs?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
It is so time consuming to stuff whole ABTs. I've been searching for an easier/quicker way to stuff them. I bought a heavy-duty caulk gun & some 2" PVC for a barrel with a sausage stuffer tube in the front. (I was going to model it after the Fattie stiffer thing, only having the power of the caulk gun trigger...)

I came across the "JerkyWorks Jumbo Jerky kit" which is designed for food & dishwasher safe. I haven't gotten mine yet, but want to know if any other ABT makers use this (or a similar tool). It appears that if the cheese & sausage are not ice-cold, it should work well.

It takes so long to stuff 3 dozen or more whole ABTs. I understand I can half the peppers lengthwise, but like the whole ones (they sell better whole as well).

post #2 of 10
I use a jerky gun, similar to the one you're considering, on occasion when there's some leftover from the Vertical stuffer, the principle is probably the same. I've never stuffed a whole abt but it should be a piece of cake, as long as there's a way for the displaced air to escape as you push the stuffing in. Perhaps a small pinhole? You'll probably have to work out the technique, THEN, you can come back here and say, Hey, watch this neat trick........
post #3 of 10
Never thought about using a gun for making ABT's. HMMMM now you have got me thinking. Good idea!
post #4 of 10
LOL I even have a jerky gun and never thought about that application. For basic cheese recipes I cant see why it wouldnt. It did get me thinking however that using my vertical stuffer for other stuffing (more chunky)mixtures would work awesome.
post #5 of 10
This a really good idea, does anyone have some pics or a link to the 2'' pvc sausage tube thingy discussed earlier?
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
No pics yet - its on the workbench. I want to test the JerkyWorks one first. I know that the heavy-duty caulk gun will produce enough force to push the filling through. I want to see if the JerkyWorks gun works "as delivered" or maybe it needs a little lube in the tube - "Pam" to help the filling slide, etc. I chop the sausage up pretty well before I mix it w/ cream cheese so I'm pretty sure it will go through the stuffing tube (point?). I know PVC will need to be cleaned by hand (not "dried" in dishwasher). Sch-40 PVC doesn't like heat.

post #7 of 10
I think my gun is the shore lunch brand , I have made a few batches of snack sticks with it ( no casing , just mix the meat with the seasoning and cure , I use that other brand of jerky seasoning kit for that , don't remember the name , wait a day and stuff it into the gun ) I think it would be excellent for stuffing peppers . You could probably even use little chunks of cheese as long as they fit thru the opening .
post #8 of 10
I use a pampered chef easy accent cake decorator with the biggest tip on it to stuff ABT's and it's easier and much faster. I don't see why the jerky gun wouldn't work the same way.
post #9 of 10
Sounds like it could be a good idea though personally I do my ABTs boat style and have tried using the plastic bag method but have found I prefer using a small spoon, scoop up the filling, press into the AB and smooth it out with back of the spoon.
post #10 of 10
I recently bought a Wilton Cupcake Decorator gun. I found it at Traget is was $10.76 I found it online but was available for purchase only in the store. It has a tube where you put the filling and a plunger for pushing the filling out and came with 3 or 4 different tips. I found it easier to not use the tip just you the hole where the tips screw onto. I have use it once and it cut the time down by more than half. I made double the amount of ABT's in less time. It is a good cheap investiment.
I tried to find it at Target's website to post the item number bout cannot locate it now.
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