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Beef sticks

danbo63

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I made sticks and the casings didnt attach properly after smoking any suggestions. I have had that happen before .Any help would be appreciated

I used beef with 20% pork trimmings and smoked at 160  abd yes I did use collagen casings I did not do the cold water bathe and the sticks were 160 when I took them out
 
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mossymo

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I suspect you used collagen casings and the heat rendered the fat out.
- What kind of casing did you use?
- What was meat/fat content?
- What was the temperature of the cook chamber while you smoked them?
- What was the internal meat temperature of the sticks when you finished?
- Did you cold water bathe the sticks?
 

boykjo

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I suspect you used collagen casings and the heat rendered the fat out.
- What kind of casing did you use?
- What was meat/fat content?
- What was the temperature of the cook chamber while you smoked them?
- What was the internal meat temperature of the sticks when you finished?
- Did you cold water bathe the sticks?
 

palladini

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I suspect you used collagen casings and the heat rendered the fat out.
- What kind of casing did you use?
- What was meat/fat content?
- What was the temperature of the cook chamber while you smoked them?
- What was the internal meat temperature of the sticks when you finished?
- Did you cold water bathe the sticks?
                                            
 

crankybuzzard

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Cook/smoke temp seem ok.  I run my temps at 175 and pull at an IT of 165 and immediately drop into an ice water bath.

20% pork fat is ok as long as the remaining 80% beef wasn't too lean.

For items like snack sticks the water bath/shower really makes a difference.

Charlie
 

danbo63

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Thanks for the input my next batch will be venison so I will definatly try the water bath
 

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