10lbs of Pepperoni Sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by driedstick, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, didn't do enough last weekend and it was so nice here I thought I better do another 10lbs and use up some of the seasonings I have in the Fridge. 

    First we need a good clean space for stuffing - This is my one bench in my shop, the marks on the paper is how long I want each stick. good for vac packing later on. (far mark was a mistake [​IMG]


    Haven't tried this one yet, wanted a pepperoni stick like the store bought flavor and they said this would be it. We will see. I also wanted to add some heat. 


    5lbs of 80/20beef and 5 lbs of Pork butt, - I am hoping this is not going to be tooooo fatty. 


    Had to add some extra, no measure, just eye ball it. 


    Mixing 


    After about 5 min or so of mixing I can see the cure is working, few more min and then to the stuffing of them. 


    Stuffing is done. My middle kid helped me and start to finish and clean up only took us about 45min for all. 

     

    The mahogany casings are 21MM and I did not want to start another one and I had a 19MM clear in the fridge so I used a portion of that one 


    Now off to the fridge for a nice nap for the night. 


    These ones I made 36" long, I will cut them in 6" Pieces and vac pac when they are done. 


     Done!!  The lower rack on the far left is the 19MM they got some good smoke on them. 


    These took about 9hrs to come up to 152*IT I started out at 130 for 1 1/2hrs No smoke then added smoke and bumped up temp 10* each hr till smoker got to 170 and kept it there. 

    I will let you know how they come out tonight when I get home, Also have a new and improved fridge holder I will have to show. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker - Thanks for looking. 

    DS
     
  2. c farmer

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

    Looks awesome.

    I want to try pepperoni next.
     
  3. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What he said.
     
  4. Man, that stuff looks great, I like it all

    Gary
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    DS they look good to me
     
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That looks like a good deal on the spice blend... I can't find anything here!

    I also need something that I can control temps that low with! I was messing with my alto-shaam at work last nite and I could do it in there but there'd be no smoke...

    Looking forward to how your sticks taste!
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DS, They look great ! [​IMG]
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome thread DS, nice job on them sticks !

    :beercheer:

    :points1:
     
  9. Still waiting for you to send me mine,  WaterinHole is right thought    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    these were spot on as far as flavor goes i would definitely be doing these again, came out with some nice colour also.

     
  11. Those do look pretty Yummy 

    Gary
     
  12. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Looks tasty here, nice job.
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone, like I said these are really good and spot on!!!

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
  14. DS, great looking sticks.  Looks like the texture was good too!

    Thanks

    Ed
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific, Stick!

    However, with that much pepperoni you may overeat and affect your health. Let me take some off your hands for medicinal reasons.

    [​IMG]

    Disco
     
  16. I'm with Disco, we are all worried about your health, send me a couple of pounds

    Gary
     
  17. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks again everyone, yep they are great, last couple of pics before I vac seal them up tonight. New rack system for my 2nd beer fridge. (Wasn't full of beer this time around URRRRRRGGGGGH!!)


    Dang kids water bottles LOL 


    Worked out perfectly 


    Bloomed for 4 days now vac pac'd 

    Again thanks for all the compliments hopefully more in about 2 weeks. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS 
     
  18. c farmer

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

    I thougt I was the only one with 2 beer fridges.

    I really gotta try this. I think I need a smaller tube thou.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  19. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I'd be happy with one beer fridge!
     
  20. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Farmer actually 3 beer fridges but tell the wife 3rd is for pop,,,,,it's empty of pop!!! lol
     

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