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First try at snack sticks...One picture.

fpnmf

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Got a gift card for Bass Pro for my birthday.

Man..... that place is as big as Walmart!!

I got a can of food grade spray silicone and a Hi Mountain pepperoni snack stick kit.

The recipe says lean meat, so I picked up 4 pounds of on sale eye round.

After reading and checking my stuffer I found I didn't have a 3/8 tube. 

Went back out to BP and looked at the tubes...none with a small enough bell for the 5 pound stuffer.

Sound familiar Les???

I got the bigger bell one and cut it down to fit. It worked ok..just not long enough.

 Anyway got everything ground and mixed and stuffed with no issues.

Smoked them to 155 using pecan dust in my trusty AMAZEN.

Not real impressed right away with the taste..yup yup just like pepperoni.

Prolly be better tomorrow.

Glad I tried it,seems like using a little pork might help it out some.

Have a great day!!

     Craig

 
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les3176

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Hey craig, it sounds too familiar!! I'm still going to have to order a 3/8 tube...i keep trying to explain to the wife that i have all the casings and that i need that tube ...she's not hearing it..lol. I have to argee that the plastic tubes are way to short.  Don't worry they will be better tomorrow,they always are better the next day!! But i guess if ya want you can always send me some,just to make sure!!! .As far as the pork goes,i can't say cause i have'nt done sticks yet without using any pork! Your stick look great!! Nice job!!   les
 

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Looks good and I have to order a smaller tube as well
 

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i got a nice one with my cabelas 1hp grinder....cant wait to make some sticks myself
 

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Those sticks look great Craig!

They'll probably taste better tomorrow, or maybe add some of your own seasoning to them next time.

I don't think the pork itself will change the flavor much.

Les---Why is it when we get a bunch of stuff, the women never believe that it just won't quite work right unless we get that one other thing???

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Those sticks look great Craig!

They'll probably taste better tomorrow, or maybe add some of your own seasoning to them next time.

I don't think the pork itself will change the flavor much.

Les---Why is it when we get a bunch of stuff, the women never believe that it just won't quite work right unless we get that one other thing???

Bear
Hahahaha I don't have that problem here too much. She likes everything to do with me cooking.

Oh yeah...we are not married..

Ya ought to hear the squeaking about my cigar habit.

 Have a great day!!

 Craig
 

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Sticks look great.

Let them sit in fridge for a couple days they will get better.

Cigar habit....HAHAHA

Sounds like my wife about my geeegars
 

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Yeah guys my wife will just never learn!!! Don't even get me started about getting new stuff for the farm!!!!!! she thinks i spend too much money as it is......but when she wants something!!!!lol I just got one question..How many pairs of shoes does one person need??????? I have 3--- work boots,work sneakers,good going out shoes...thats it!!!! not 20 pairs of shoes!!!!!!!! LOL. What would i do without her!!!! lol
 

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Yeah guys my wife will just never learn!!! Don't even get me started about getting new stuff for the farm!!!!!! she thinks i spend too much money as it is......but when she wants something!!!!lol I just got one question..How many pairs of shoes does one person need??????? I have 3--- work boots,work sneakers,good going out shoes...thats it!!!! not 20 pairs of shoes!!!!!!!! LOL. What would i do without her!!!! lol
Watch out with the shoe comments!!!  You need the right shoe for the right look.  I should add new ones to my list of things that I am getting with the nice chunk of change my husband just gave me!!! I had only been thinking of what somer accessories I needed!
 

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Yeah guys my wife will just never learn!!! Don't even get me started about getting new stuff for the farm!!!!!! she thinks i spend too much money as it is......but when she wants something!!!!lol I just got one question..How many pairs of shoes does one person need??????? I have 3--- work boots,work sneakers,good going out shoes...thats it!!!! not 20 pairs of shoes!!!!!!!! LOL. What would i do without her!!!! lol
Count yer blessings Les.. Just 20 pairs of shoes???
I kinda like cute shoes and the Woman has size 6.5s. Easily 50 pairs of shoes here.   I have 5.

   Craig
 
 

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Looking good Craig - Like Bear said I bet they taste better tomorrow. Somehow they always do.

I am lucky with the shoe thing, Mrs Scar is not a big shoe person.

You need to talk to ChefRob on the cigars!!
 

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Wow and i thought i had is bad with 20 pairs!!!lol  How do you deal with 50???? Oh well guess ya got to keep em happy!! She is starting to come around bout the somking thing and is now starting to help out a little bit!! Who woulda thunk!!! lol
 

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Wow and i thought i had is bad with 20 pairs!!!lol  How do you deal with 50???? Oh well guess ya got to keep em happy!! She is starting to come around bout the somking thing and is now starting to help out a little bit!! Who woulda thunk!!! lol
Here is one of her shoe storage bins. These are mostly the heels. Many more in boxes in other areas and then there is the boots and flats.

 Then there is the shoes she can't walk in...bedroom shoes..  wheeeeee!



Craig!!
 

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LOL---Mrs Bear isn't big on a lot of shoes or too many clothes---It's those darn Longaberger Baskets every place I turn!!!!

I heard that old saying changed too---Now it goes like this:

"Women, can't live with 'em, Pour me another Beer".

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The sticks taste much better today!!!

I am happy!!

 Have a great day and have fun!!

  Craig
 

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