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Hot Dogs!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by danmcg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had planned on making hot dogs this past weekend, well when I opened a 14 pound 2 pack of butts and they smelled "off" I just could convince myself to use them. So into the trash they went.

    But seeing I still  wanted to try this recipe I picked up a shoulder today and made 5 pounds of dogs. They smell really good, but I won't get to smoking them till the morning but I think they'll be tasty....They're heavy on the garlic side.

    The house smells good now too. [​IMG]

    Here they are headed for the cooler for the night. I'll update when I get them boiled or smoked or both. They look big in the pic but they're 24-26 naturals 6-7 inches long.

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  2. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Looks great!!!Yep ya got to trust the nose! i hate when things smell "off", better to be safe than sorry.
  3. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good!

    I need to watch someone stuff and tie like that
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice start Dan!

    14 pounds in the trash!---Ouch!

    Better to play it safe!

  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!!

  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those look great Dan - do you tie them at exch link twist or just every so often ? Too bad about the 14#.  I stopped buying meat at one store because I had to take things back to them 3 times. The 3rd time was the last for me
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I think those are just alternate twist? Twist the first one clockwise, next one counter then alternate each one ???
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is how I do mine too but I thought I saw some string there too. Might just be my OLD eyes too
  10. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I thought that was just twisted casing . But i could be wrong too.
  11. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    Those look great.  If you don't mind sharing, what did you use for a recipe?  I've tried several and haven't found one I just love yet.  Great job.
  12. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Those really look good! Wow.
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with you Hunter, Wat up with the recipe?
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks Great Dan...

    Bummer having to trash 14# of Butt...
  15. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Them dogs look great Dan.. rap some bacon around them baby's and you will have what i call a dirty dog... mmmmmm[​IMG]
  16. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Those do look fantastic, Dan! I am seriously impressed[​IMG]
  17. davemt

    davemt Newbie

    Nice lookin dogs Dan.

    Were those 14 lbs of butts bone in and cryovaced by any chance?..  I ask this because the bones in pork tend to sour faster than the bones in beef when in cryovac.  A good rinse in water will often times get rid of that smell.

    Just sayin, as everybody says I'll never go to dinner at Dave's house.
  18. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great dan
  19. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I need to get off my butt and try sausage's soon. Those look great.
  20. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     Yeah Dave they were bone in and cyrovaced. it was one of those double packs, one smelled and one didn't I figured it was the vac gas and ground them up. well it still smelled the next day, For oeice of mind I tossed them both.

    For those who were asking if they were tied or twisted, the answer is neither, they are looped over and through the last two. real hard to explain but if I find some directions online I'll post them.

    thanks for the nice comments, I should have some finish Q-view tomorrow