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1st snack stick

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by charcoal junkie, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    I made my 1st cased snack sticks yesterday. I should b more clear I started this on Friday with the mixing of the meat. I stuffed them into LEM 21mm collagen casings. Had a problem with casings coming apart. Should I of soaked them even though the package said not to? Going to smoke them in an hour or so what pellets should I use? I have apple, cherry, orange, mullberry, pitmaster, winebarrel, hickory, and pecan.:help:
  2. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Pitmaster!  And we need a q-view!
  3. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Q-view to follow shortly along with list of ingredients.
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. I'm in [​IMG]

    I say pitmaster or apple.

    Happy smoken.

  6. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Everyone got their SNACK and cold drink here is some Q-View

    This is 80/20 ground beef 9.59 lbs

    i did 2 batches 4.55 was first i used the premix, cure mixed with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup buttermilk powder

    2nd batch same amounts but i added about 1/8 tsp. Ghost Pepper

    That orange powder is Ghost Pepper i dried and ground

    Me and my boy(10) Seth

    Here is the Ghost Pepper ones

    The plain ones

    Here they are in the Cajun with the Amazn Pellet smoker one row of Pitmaster Cherry mix.

    more to come when i take them out to cool.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  7. Ghost pepper!! Those are going to be some serious sticks.
  8. Can spell 'Oh darn, these are hot'?  Cause that is what your going to have once your done.
  9. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    No need to soak the collagen caseings unless they are old and a little brittle. Then just a quick dip in warm water does the trick. I make a snack stick that has ghost,habinero,cayenne pepper in it. They r delicious.
  10. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Here they are out of smoker having a rest

    kids wanted some strips too

    i was dumb and didn't keep plain separate from ghost pepper ones will find out what is what soon enough
  11. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Snack stick Russian roulette!
    wismoke likes this.
  12. Yep, exactly what I was thinking.

    You might be able to seperate buy look, if not cut just a sliver of each stick and seperate by taste.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  13. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    They do look great though. What kind of casing did you use that you were having problems with?
  14. Looks GREAT! I have been doing nude sticks based on Bearcarvers sticks.Man are they good!

    Your going to have some good eating. Till you find[​IMG]

    Happy smoken.

  15. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    They were LEM 21 mm collagen ones. They would rip real easy the place I bought them might of had them for awhile. I will dip them in water next time i use them.
  16. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yeah, if your tongue falls off, you'll know you have one with ghost pepper in it LOL

  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those are some good looking sticks............ Nice job and a great way to spend time with your son... I miss those days..... Enjoy it while you can..... Dads are #1 until girls and buddies come along at around 14...lol
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  18. Nice job on the sticks! I use the same brand of seasonings and I've experimented to see if we need to add more or less.