Elk Slim Jims

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. nepas

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

    Got 4 lbs of ground elk out for some slim jims. Going to cut 1 lb of 73/27 GB in with it.

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    20MM collagen going to be used.
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sheesh, your a busy guy. [​IMG]
     
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, help me out; PA and Elk  [​IMG]      Where pray tell did than come from?  I was in Erie for 3 years and pretty sure no Elk.
     
  4. Looks like we will be dualing slim Jims [​IMG]   So i decided to use your recipe instead of the other and went and got the four spices I needed, the Marjoram I got is like small parsly flakes, do you grind yours up into a dust or mix it in whole?
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are you getting the other 2 NEPAS to help???

    You told me where you got the Elk before, but I forgot!!!

    I know you aren't lucky enough to draw one of those 56 PA Elk licences!!!   [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. nepas

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

    Aaron

    If you have one of them mortar/pestle things you can take the marjoram/parsley down some or just rub it in your hand.

    werdwolf

    Ya just gotta know where to look for them elks [​IMG]

    Bear

    I was 60 on the draw....DO'H [​IMG]

    I have a good friend that does allot of big game hunting all over and he gives me as much as i like. Elk, Pronghorn, Hog, Sheep, some sort of deer thing he shoots in texas with big long straight antlers, venison, buffalo.
     
  7. nepas

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

    Going with a kicked up mix of AC LEGGS #116

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    Going to use my water stuffer.

    Parts are from top down.

    Main bulkhead

    Piston (right)

    3 O rings. One on the bulkhead and 2 on the piston

    Faucet adapter (silver)

    Stuffing tube for 20-21mm

    Stuffing tube adapter for the bulkhead

    Clear hose is the water in

    Green water out

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    Main tube on base with valves.

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    Piston with O rings sprayed with PAM

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    Piston in the main tube

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    All the way back

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    Have my mix ready

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    Using smoked 20mm collagen.

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    Elk all mixed up and ready for stuffing

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    Elk meat in the main tube

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    Here is the bulkhead in place with the front screw cap. The stuffer tube will screw into the bulkhead.

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    Casing on the stuffer tube. Valves are in the position to stuff now.

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    The first strand took about 45 seconds if that. Now lets do more.

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    This is the final length. I can tell when its all stuffed out. It just stops filling the casing.

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    My drying rack.....No really its mine....HA

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    So the smoker has been pre heating.

    Going with my bad boy today.

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    Now some clean up.

    This is all the meat left in the tube and nozzle.

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    BBL
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    NICE !!!!

    Great tutorial there NEPAS !!!!-----Nice Cannon!!!

    Question #1:  Did you ever consider starting a "Home Made Sausage Store"???

    Question #2:  Do you fire a marker round before shooting the actual sausages??

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  9. nepas

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

    #1  No, dont want the feds knowing anymore about me than they already know.

    #2 I tried to get one of the brothers to be the FO but they said Hell no  [​IMG]
     
  10. smokinal

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

    Looks awesome Nepas! I just love that stuffer.
     
  11. nepas

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

    Thanks Al

    Smoking away.

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  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]    On the NO to being an FO!!!

    Bear
     
  13. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice, nepas!

    I debated using the kirby cannon on my sticks; but for the small load I was doing (2 5lb loads), I opted to just use the grinder stuffing attachment. My KC holds about 12lbs so after reading you did it all in about 45 seconds (!), I'm looking forward to doing a larger batch next time!

    When I get more experienced, I'll amp up the speed on the KC—but since I'm still prone to the occasional blow-out, I've been going 'slow-n-steady' on the water-flow.

    Re: AC Leggs— next time I'll 'kick-up' the mixture a bit too (cayenne, pepper flakes, hot paprika, hot sauce, etc......) [​IMG]

    — Kevin
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  14. nepas

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

    I have both the smaller main tube and larger one.

    Elk jimmys been done for a few hours but just getting the pics posted.

    Cut to lengths

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    Smaller lengths for the vac bags

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    Small ones for snacking.

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    Now all of em in the brown bag and fridge for a couple days before vac bags.
     
  15. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks great!!

    I am so wanting one of those Kirby canons and the mixing bucket...

     Craig
     
  16. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nepas you are a star it looks great it gives me an push to do some two .
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome sticks---As Always !!!

    Great pics too!

    Those things gotta be outstanding !!!!!

    Thanks for showing!

    Bear
     
  18. Those turned out great Rick [​IMG]
     
  19. smokinal

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

    You just keep putting out great stuff Nepas!
     
  20. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nepas those are great looking Slim Jims...
     

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