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  1. poacherjoe

    Sausage stuffer rebuilding

    2 plus 2 equals 5 according to her so with that said I have given up on teaching and just try to use her to the best of her ability ! lol
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    Sausage stuffer rebuilding

    Looking good ! So far I have refurbished 4 Enterprise stuffers and getting all the gunk out of them is the hardest part . I reheat treated the inside of the cylinders and the stuffing plates on mine . Here's a tip for making it easier to clean up after using , I take a ziplock bag and position...
  3. poacherjoe

    Elk Shepards/Pot Pie

    Look's fantastic !! I am fortunate to have a freezer full of elk and venison for this project . What do you think it would be like using 100% ground elk with zero fat ?
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    Irrigation for raised beds

    Depends on the size of the beds and what kind of soil in the beds and what you plan on growing !
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    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    I ordered 3 packets of the seasoning , That's how good it tasted !! I've tried quite a few and these are great !
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    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    Here's the finished product They were very tasty . Some were a tag bit under stuffed but it's hard to do by yourself !
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    Different diameter sausage in the smoker

    Well I should have thought about this before starting the smoker but here's what I learned . Next time I have 1 odd ball larger casing mixed in with the ring bologna I will place the PID IT probe into the large casing and when it reaches 153 the 43mm casing will be slightly higher but it won't...
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    Quick Chili

    Small world I just cleaned out the pantry and found a McCormick chili and it was simple to make but like you say it was lacking. I had to spruce it up and with a little TLC, it is now edible !!
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    Different diameter sausage in the smoker

    The ring bologna is at 152 and the large casing is at 149 . Not much difference like Tallbm stated. Just run the probe into the large one and let the smaller one finish slightly above 153.
  10. poacherjoe

    Different diameter sausage in the smoker

    You have me wondering if I placed the probe into the larger casing and let it go to 153 just how much higher will the IT be on the smaller sausage and will it hurt anything ? Just have to experiment to find out I guess ? I am already half way through the smoke so I will pull the rings out and...
  11. poacherjoe

    Different diameter sausage in the smoker

    Yes I could do that but either way I will have to stop to remove the ring bologna and lose the heat . I made a note to soak more casings of the same size next time .
  12. poacherjoe

    Different diameter sausage in the smoker

    In the past I have always made just one size sausage but this time I had some leftover so I stuffed a 3" fibrous casing to go along with the 43mm ring casings ! I placed a probe in each but my question is when the 43mm reaches 153 degrees the PID will shut the smoker off. Will the larger...
  13. poacherjoe

    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    Well I got them stuffed along with some trail bologna , I went with 9 pounds of red stag to 3.5 pounds of pork trim and I had a bag of pepperjack sitting in the fridge telling me to eat it so it went into the pepper sticks . Now they can cure in the fridge for a day or so and into the smoker...
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    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    I talked with Eldons and was told that it's a personal preference and it depends on what type of meat you use. He did his 90/10 ratio with beef and took it to a trade show and said he didn't get any complaints. I told him I was using red stag and he said he would go as high has 70/30 but prefers...
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    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    Steve if you made them again would you want to add anymore fat or would you keep it lean ? I am having a hard time understanding the low fat content , not that my waistline couldn't use a little help . Still to early here on the west coast for my customer service call to ask them why !
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    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    Agreed Adam ! I still want to talk to a company rep. to see why they recommend no fat . I looked at other companies that sell a pepper stick seasoning and they don't say lean only.
  17. poacherjoe

    Eldon's Pepper sticks

    I was gifted a packet of this seasoning and it calls for lean meat only ! This seems strange to me because all the other snack sticks that I have made call for some ratio of fat . What are you guy's thoughts on this? Have any of you made anything similar with zero fat ? I would think it would...
  18. poacherjoe

    Last Round-up

    Sending all my Prayers and Best Wishes your way Bear !! Thank's for all the help and knowledge you have provided us . Save me a spot at that smoker up there in Heaven ! PJ
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    Survey ! Snack Stick Seasoning

    Out of all that is available online What is your favorite Snack Stick Seasoning ?