5 lbs. Slim Jims

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  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Found a sale on 80/20 ground beef.I have a fishing trip this Sat. so we need snacks.Using a slightly modified mix out of the Sausage Makers book.

           Slim Jims 5 pounds
     1 tsp. cure #1
     1 Tbsp. Paprika

     1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
     3 Tbsp. ground mustard
     3/4 tsp. Black Pepper
     3/4 tsp. White Pepper
     1/4 tsp. celery seed
     1 1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg 
     1/2 tsp. garlic powder
     1 oz. salt
     3/4 oz. dextrose
     3 oz. Fermento

    Kosher Salt ,Dextrose,Fermento cure #1 mixed with 4 oz water


    Spices mixed in


    5 lbs. 80/20 all mixed


    Stuffed using my trusty Jerky Cannon


    Resting till tomorrow,raining today will post finished Slim Jims tomorrow

    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  2. smokinal

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

    Looks great so far, Richie!

    It's raining here today too.

    Looks like beer, popcorn, & movie day!

    Al
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Al been raining all week here, and we are expecting it right thru the weekend YUCK 

    Will update tomorrow 

    Richie
     
  4. smokinal

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

    I guess we'll all be on the forum for a while.

    Al
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like they should be tasty! Collagen or natural casings? Wish I had a fishing trip coming up so I could make slim jims!
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case went with the collagen casing.

    Richie
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's what it looked like but just wanted to check.

    Where are you fishing out of? I may get to go halibut fishing soon. The season opens May 12th (Thurs-Sat fishery) and lasts four weekends in a row.
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Heading to Ma. for Haddock and Pollock

    Richie
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WooHoo! When I was doing boat deliveries I left from Cape Ann Marina in Gloucester a few times. I have a buddy that lobsta fishes out of Rockport. Hope you catch a bunch!
     
  10. Nice looking Slim Jims  cant wait to see the finish

    Gary
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Right now the Capt is watching the weather, I hope we get out.

    Richie
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Gary I am running in and out playing with the temp.

    Richie 
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Update it happened the MES 40 DIED yeah so I am forced to finish in the oven

    Richie
     
  14. nepas

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

    Pretty darn nice sticks.
     
  15. nepas

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

    Pretty darn nice sticks.
    Mine went capo also while back, was my 4th one in a few years. So happy i spent the extra $$ and got TSM smoker.
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ya maken me Jealous I had the 3 yr warranty

    Richie  
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Slim Jims are finally done.The oven worked out fine 

    here they are SWMBO said they taste great,I didn't even notice one was missing


    I left them in the oven they may have climbed another degree or 2


    Thanks for watching 

    Richie
     
  18. Nice looking batch, When you mailing them out ?  ------------  Points

    Gary
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Richie! If you can't get out fishing just send those on over to me. I'll take them halibut fishing next week!
     
  20. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jeez Richie.  That really sucks about the MES crapping out.  

    The slim Jims look great--but I don`t imagine you got much smoke on them.  I know what would happen to me if I were to use Miss Linda`s oven as a smoker.  [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     

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