BBQ Sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. nepas

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

    Ok the bbq sticks all look good so i'm jumpin in with some.

    5 lbs worth.

    Breaking into my MC bbq seasoning.

    Adding 6 Tbs to 1 cup distilled water.
    1 level tsp cure 1 in the water
    1 Tbs corn starch.....yeah  ;D
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    Get this all mixed up good and let stand for 15 mins to marryup
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    All meat mixed and going in the fridge covered.  No not so the cure will work, Cure will work regardless if you fridge or not. Just not enough time today.
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    Going with 17mm collagen tomorrow.
     
  2. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good Rick. I like the BBQ idea, never tried that before.
     
  3. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good so far Rick.

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  4. nepas

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

    Gotta give my other stuffer a go. My LEM 5 has a crack in the O ring...Hate when that happens.

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  5. kadoka

    kadoka Smoke Blower

    Good idea with the BBQ seasonings Rick. I had some elk sticks with the Q. What meat did you use? Waiting on the finished product!
     
  6. nepas

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


    Used what i had left of 90/10 GB.
     
  7. kadoka

    kadoka Smoke Blower

    Duh!!! Sorry
     
  8. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looking good so far buddy! or should I say sausage Brother
     
  9. nepas

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


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    That is so funny. They say everyone has a twin. I showed my wife and she busted up.
     
  10. nepas

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

    Stuffing with the Weston 7 lb and into 17mm casings.

    Ready to start.
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    Do yourself and the O ring a favor. Crisco the O ring. You wont taste a thing.
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    Pro of the Weston. It will hold 1 1/4 lb more than my 5lb LEM. I will con the Weston later.
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    The small Weston tube will work with the 17mm. Its tight but they do go on.
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    Tied ends. I get PMs asking why do i tie the ends and sometimes make tied lengths? Cuz that's what i like to do. Think outside the book.
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    Here starting to stuff.
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    I like to tie the bend that goes over the SS bell.
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    All stuffed, now into the 6 rack.
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    6 Rack with PID starting at 130 ramping to 170 until done.
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    Ok Cons of the Weston

    Hate the O ring set up on the piston.
    Dont like the handle on the gear spline shaft not being able to secure it
    Weston dont make motors for the 7lb...Or they say they dont?
    Dont like the large elbow at the bottom of the canister because it leaves meat in there. Dont wanna break out the LEM or shooters for less than 1/4 lb to stuff so i just clean and toss the meat.
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  11. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    I have a question...

    Do you find it harder to stuff the sticks after the meat has been mixed and left to sit in the refrig versus stuffing it right away? 
     
  12. Another sausage creation! You are one of the sausage gods! [​IMG]
     
  13. nepas

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


    no

    Right way?

    My way is the right way.....For me

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  14. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't toss that left over meat nepas, patty it up a put it on the grill for a snack and "taste test"!

    Great tutorial for making meat sticks and liked hearing your comparison on stuffers, great thread!
     
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Rick man you are doing great sticks
     
  16. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    looks great!  Thanks for the step by step.[​IMG]
     
  17. puddy

    puddy Smoke Blower

    I made a batch of 4 different recipes of SS a couple weeks ago and what I did with that leftover meat got mixed together and stuffed into snack stick casings. I threw that on the rack on top of the hanging sausage in my smoker. It was better than any of the SS recipes individually. My co-workers finished off the bag before I had a chance to get to.
     
  18. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since I got my stuffer last Christmas, my boys have been after me to make some snack sticks. Looks like you got some great looking callogen casings there Rick.  Care to share your source?
     
  19. nepas

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


    http://www.dupeyequipment.com/

    $148.11 a caddy for the 17mm

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