First go at snack sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by realtorterry, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hoping I'm doing this right today? I have a Backwoods snack stick kit. Put together 5lbs for a first run. Through the stuffer with the provided casings. Look good so far.

    Put them in the MES but it's so hot today I could only get it down to 135 with some ice? Got the sticks in hang from the rack. Gonna go 1.5 hours like that with no smoke then up 10 degrees every hour after that with smoke until i hit 170 & the sticks hit 155

     
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just did a test fry. Hoping the smoke adds the flavor I'm looking for cause the test fry taste like seasoned ground beef?
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kinda casings?   Assuming collegen,

    The smoke and the rest period after will change the taste, will it be what you want?    Let us know.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks farmer!! Had a little hick-up with the MES didn't know you HAVE to have the timer on to heat. Learned that here on the forums!! Going good. If it's not the flavor I want then there an opportunity to improve. Maybe some cheese & jalapeños? And yes they are collegen
     
  5. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Second time with the MES still getting the hang of it
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always make sure I see the red light turn on and set the timer to 24 hours. Lol
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    5 hours

    Taking on good color

     
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    8 hours later & this is what we have. I'm gonna let them sit for a little while then into the fridge overnight
     
  9. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Almost forgot the pic

     
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  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hope they taste as good as they look!

    Al
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those sticks look nice.

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  12. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hope they taste as good as they look.

    Nice work.

       Ed
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    them there sticks sure look good from here ,,, nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking sticks! Nice smoke!
     
  15. ndwildbill

    ndwildbill Smoke Blower

    Good lookin' sticks....hope they taste as good as they look!
     
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys!! I can't believe how fun & easy they were to make. Pretty taste for a first round. Heads going crazy with ideas now. Cheddar cheese, or pepper jack, maybe teriyaki, maybe pickle some.
     
  17. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great!
     
  18. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look awesome! B
     
  19. great looking sticks! the last ones i made, were in collegen castings, i did not like the casing after they were frozen, tasted like something not natural. rubbery

    dannylang
     
  20. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    They ARE seasoned ground beef! The smoke makes the magic..
    Looking good!
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