GARY'S VERY FIRST SNACK STICKS

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GARY’S VERY FIRST SNACK STICKS
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I have wanted to make snack sticks for a while, and after seeing all the Fantastic looking snack sticks that have recently been posted, that did it. I ordered 21mm Collagen casings and........ well here it is

The Store had 80/20 ground Angus chuck on sale so I bought two

 3 pounders. I was undecided on which recipe to use and since I had also ordered AC Legg’s snack stick seasoning I made half and half. The other was Bear’s recipe kicked up a little with more red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper.

I was amazed at how much better these are than that store bought stuff. I’m hooked now, can’t wait to make the next batch.

8:00 AM – Stuffed casings

8:30 AM – Hung on back of chairs for an hour, and fired up my smoker

9:30 AM – Hung snack sticks in my smoker 100° for an hour

10:30 AM – Added a split of pecan and bumped temp to 125°

11:30 AM – Bumped temp to 140°

12:30 PM – Bumped temp to 150°

1:30 PM – Bumped temp to 160°

2:30 PM – Bumped temp to 170°

3:30 PM – Bumped temp to 190°

4:30 PM – Internal Temp was 164° - 170°

Removed from smoker and hung between t chairs outside to cool.

6:30 PM – Cut snack stick into pieces, stacked on wire racks and into fridge for a couple of days.

Spices ready to go


AC Legg's Seasoning


Both batches mixed and rested in the fridge overnight Ready for stuffing


I added a little over a half a cup of water to each batch


Collagen casinging on, stuffer loaded


You can probably tell this is my first time  "A little Overstuffed"


AC Legg's 


Bear's with the strings all drying a bit


Everybody on the smoker



100º for the first hour


Bumped to 125º for another hour then increased temp 10º every hour till 190º


Out of the smoker and cooling down


All cut up, on the racks and in the fridge for a couple of days


Flash washed out my end shot


Bagged and back in the fridge (Sent have with my two grandson's )


That's it     Thank's for looking
 
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Wow,something new for you,didn't think it was possible! I would like to make some but am to lazy and only buy some occasionally due to the hit and miss quality of sticks. Now when you toss some cheese in there ship them my way!
 

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Looks like you've found a new obsession! Once you taste the real things, you'll never go back to the pre made stuff!

I love to make snack sticks.

Points for your first!
 

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Hey Gary

They might be "over stuffed" (if you say so), but they sure look good to me!!  I have to agree with you on taste--I've eaten both store-bought seasoning and home made.  No comparison at all--home made recipe wins hands down.

I'm guessing this won't be your last batch, huh.

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Thanks guys  I do love these things  and super easy to make  They will a regular

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Gary, Looking really good, as usual. When do you sleep? It seems to me that you are always thinking of something new to smoke and it always turns out great. :points:
 

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Nice Job, Gary!!
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Those all look Beautiful---Both kinds!
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I never tried my recipe in skins---Glad you like them!!
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Fantastic looking sticks.

How are the casings? Mine peeled right off easy so I removed them
 

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Thanks Guy's  for the comments and points, much appreciated

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Very nice,Gary! I've been wanting to try stix for. a while now. Got the 1/2" tube. Got the collagen casings. Just haven't ordered the 116 Leggs. Nice seeing them hanging on the chairs. My wife would be passed out on the floor LOL! You're my hero!

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Well I got some feedback from #2 son and daughter-in-law   Son liked them both but said more heat needs to be hotter, DIL liked them but were a little to smokey for her.

So next time Hotter and less smoke

Gary
 
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Very nice,Gary! I've been wanting to try stix for. a while now. Got the 1/2" tube. Got the collagen casings. Just haven't ordered the 116 Leggs. Nice seeing them hanging on the chairs. My wife would be passed out on the floor LOL! You're my hero!

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Shhhhhh    My wife was at work

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Thanks Brian

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Thanks Duke & Al   I appreciate the comments and the Points

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Looks good. I don't even look at mixes. Guys around here have tried and true recipes and you know what's in them. Bear ain't tossin' no floor sweepings into his stix...JJ
 
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