Fatty blowout - how to fix?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by papa chubby, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. papa chubby

    papa chubby Fire Starter

    I have a well packed fatty (rotel, onions, maple syrup, cheese)...haven't put it on yet but it has some very thin spots and I'm afraid she'll blow out when I smoke her. I've put it in the fridge and freezer and worked it a lot so I'd guess unrolling and starting from scratch is out. Stole from meatier places but it's almost a futile battle.

    Any advice on how to beef up the weak spots?
     
  2. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    I've always tried to pick from the thicker spots and leave the thin side up. You might try some bacon in those spots.
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wrapping in bacon will help hold it together but the bacon takes most the smoke...
    2# of chit in a 1# chub?? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What he said. But I would also lay the bacon sparingly and tie with butcher's twine. The twine will hold things together. The bacon will keep the twine from cutting the loaf; in addition to adding bacony goodness.
     
  5. papa chubby

    papa chubby Fire Starter

    Yeah...got overzealous but really more like 3# in a 2#...she's a monster.
    I'll try to fashion a few band aids outta bacon.
    Thanks!
     
  6. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    You can also use some roasted red bell pepper strips. They will add moisture and dry out as they smoke acting like a band aid.
     
  7. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i would just roll out another chub and put on a 2nd skin
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I suppose duct tape DOES have it's limitations.. ;{)
     
  9. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    send it to me i,ll fix it right up[​IMG]
     
  10. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Geek With Fire
    Do you think there is a market for strips of sausage casing that can be marketed as Fatty Stop Leak? !!!
     
  11. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rich u make my gut hurt at times,I think I better quit useing it to wrap my tamales.
     
  12. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boy, I'm not sure about that. I'm just now getting over the discussion on the "poop tube" sausage casing thread we had some time ago. Yea, I'm gettin' that uneasy feelin' again![​IMG]
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL! just got done "pooptubing" 9 foot of venison/pork sausage ;{)
     
  14. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    I think I just pissed myself....[​IMG]
     

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