Driedsticks Pretzels with a kick!

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by dirtsailor2003, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Thank you.... I'll check the Dollar Tree and Dollar Store out..... I'm familiar with the AMNPS as I have one, I've just not heard of the Qmats and now see he's running a special on them....... OOHHH so many gifts, such little money, such little time......
     
  2. OK, so I did the pretzels for the first time and I need to ask this question because I've never used apple flavor in my AMNPS... They almost taste like I pulled them out of a 3 alarm fire!!!!  I followed the instructions to a T as you can see below.  Maybe it is just me but I'm not use to that much smoke flavor... Any suggestion of maybe where I went wrong?  They have a great taste and I bet you could do several variations like just ranch, or blue cheese etc.... but the smoke is almost too overbearing...... Please Help !


     
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How long did you smoke them???
     
  4. Hey driedstick....I smoked them per the recipe at 170-172 degrees (it fluctuated here and there) for 2 hours..... Placed the AMNPS at the bottom left, and pretzels on the 2nd and 3rd shelf.....
     
  5. Very clever! That looks so professional! You could open a business!!! Terrific job! Cheers! - Leah
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hummmm??????? sounds like you did everything right, exhaust vents all the way open??? Maybe put them in a bag for a couple of days and let them mellow out

    Dang nab it I just did another one but the only thing I did different was I cold smoked mine - no heat but I don't think that would have made a difference but maybe being warm pretzels they adheared more of the smoke,,,,

    Try another batch and either cold smoke them or smoke them for 1hr taste them and go from there

    I wish I could help more

    Let me know if I can help any further

    GOOD LUCK
     
  7. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    These look awesome!
     
  8. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Would you do anything different if you are smoking some beef ribs at the same time below the pretzels?  Would it matter that there is meat below it?
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DS did you go with less oil like I did, or did you go with the original amount? I assume that with the cold smoke the oil dried up too.

    I don't think that mine turned out too smokey. I did dump them in a brown paper bag and let them rest for a couple days before packing them up for our gift baskets. Need to smoke some for us now!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The only issue I could see is that the temp for smoking beef ribs is higher. You might be able to do it at those temps just wouldn't want to smoke as long.
     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya, last batch I did I went only with a 1/4 cup oil per batch, turned out just fine, both batches the one with 3/4 and1/4 both dried fine, just the 1/4 dried a little faster, When I originally found this recipe they were not smoking them at all, That's what I came up with.

    Ya time to do another batch, next one I am going to put in some Parmasan and smoke it a low temp - first I have to get new sensor for my smoker it went out Christmas day on my ham, So I cant set it till I get a new one.

    Thanks have a Happy new yr and stay away from the "String Drinks" [​IMG]
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I plan on staying away from the in-laws house! So that shouldn't be a problem!


    I'll stick to these!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2013
  13. Ok, I am going to have to try this recipe real soon.  Hopefully the weather is good this weekend.  Thanks for posting this!
     
  14. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Got all my supplies tonight so I am doing two batches tomorrow, one based on the recipe with mustard and the second batch will be either the same or adjusted more to my liking based on how the first batch comes out.
     
  15. Wow.....smoked pretzels......something else I gotta try. They look and sound fantastic
     
  16. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Just popped mine in the smoker, tasted them after only adding 2/3 of the spice mix and found them to be seasoned enough so left that much out of the first batch.  I think the bags of pretzels I am using are smaller than most.
     
  17. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Little smokey, let us know how they turn out with pics
     
  18. rokems

    rokems Newbie

    I've made something very similar to these before and they're always a big hit. 

    Rather than regular oil, I use Orville Redenbacher's Popping and Topping oil. 

     
  19. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Mine were also a bit too smokey, not sure why so I let them mellow out in a bag for four days and they are awesome.  Might go with the cold smoke next time.
     
  20. mwdean

    mwdean Newbie

    I've created monsters at work, they cannot get enough of these, I need to figure out how much to charge. lol:)
     

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