First attempt at HotDogs with lots of Q-View

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mike johnson, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I saw some hot dog casings on ebay for a decent price and they state they are easy peel.We'll see about that after they cook.I changed up the recipee a bit by using 4lbs. of 80/20 ground beef and 2lbs. of ground fatty pork.

    I ground the pork into the Food Processor and did a emulsification of the pork.

    I them emulsified the ground beef and added to the pork.

    I then mixed in the seasonings and the cure.

    After the mixing I preped the stuffer. I like the look of the casings and hope they work out well.

    And here they are after being stuffed. I will post some cooked pictures tomorow after I smoke them.

    I also used garlic powder instead of onion powder. One thing I will do next time is put the mixture in the food processor a 2nd time after mixing to mix the pork and beef better.
  2. centex99

    centex99 Fire Starter

    Looks good so far... source for the casings or were they limited supply?

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  3. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. Looks like you're off to a really good start!  I'm looking forward to the finished dogs  [​IMG]
  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Can't wait to see them dawgs Mike!

  6. 1beezer

    1beezer Smoke Blower

    Rapid peel? You smoke them and then peel them off prior to eating?
  7. Yup - they're inedible casings but permeable for smoke penetration  [​IMG]
  8. 1beezer

    1beezer Smoke Blower

    Guess I'm pretty dumb but how does the meat stay together Jeremy?
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The fat will act as a binder and hold the meat together
  10. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking forward to the finished product and your reviews. Nice job so far.
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good - so are these called Huskie dawgs"??? LOL  Let us know
  12. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looking real good so far.... [​IMG]

    Hopefully in the near future I'll give it a whirl too, for the first time. You haven't lived until you've made your own hot dogs... right? L[​IMG]  L
  13. Yup what Joe said  [​IMG]     & no you're not dumb  [​IMG]
  14. trizzuth

    trizzuth Smoke Blower

    Scribed because I want to see how this turns out!
  15. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well it is all done and I'm very happy with the final product. The taste was good and Im sure I will make these again. I smoked for 1 hour at 140 no smoke then cooked at 160 for an hour and a half with pitmaster pellets. I then pulled and finished up to temp in a water bath. Here are the final picks.

    How they look.

    Cross section

    In the bun :)

    And here is what I have left.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  16. Those really do look great!  [​IMG]   You have enough to last at least a week too!  [​IMG]    How were the casings to peel off? As easy as claimed?
  17. fagesbp

    fagesbp Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great.

    I bought the same casings on ebay. Seems like a very good deal. They peeled very easy.
  18. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    They were unbelievably easy to peel if you want to call it that. I cut 1 end and pushed from the other like a kid would do eating a Go-Gurt or ( Otter-Pop ) for us old guys. They sliped right out. I was amazed at how easy it was.
  19. Good deal - thanks  [​IMG]
  20. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★


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