Discussion in 'Sausage' started by themule69, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. It is time for more beef sticks. I kinda fallowed Bearcarver's unstuffed smoked beef log recipe

     I am using 8.5 lb of 80-20- ground check

    Here is what I did

    Day # 1
    Mix the following:

    #1 Mix

    Tender Quick----------------------4.25 ounces)----Proper amount for 8.5 pounds of Ground Meat AS BEAR POINTED OUT MORTINS SAY'S USE 1/4 OZ OF TQ  FOR GROUND MEAT. WHICH WOULD BE 2 1/8TH OUNCE

    Soy sauce---------------------------4 ounces

    Ice Water----------------------------5 ounces

    Stir this until TQ is dissolved, and put in fridge.


    Then mix the following

    #2 Mix

    Black Pepper------------------------------------------------1 TBS

    Home grown dried and crushed lemon pepper-----1 TBS  Please note this is not lemom and pepper. It is a breed of pepper. A simi hot pepper

    Home grown driedCayenne Pepper-------------------1 TBS

    Mustard Seed------------------------------------------------1 TBS

    Fennel Seed (slightly crushed)--------------------------1 TBS

    Italian Seasoning--------------------------------------------1 1/2 tsp

    Garlic Powder------------------------------------------------1 tsp

    Onion Powder------------------------------------------------1 tsp

    Any amounts of the ingredients above can change to suit your tastes, except the TQ


    Now spread your ground meat out in whatever you're going to mix it in.
    Incorporate Mix # 1 with Mix #2 together, and pour it over all of your ground meat.

    Now Mix & Mix & Mix & Mix & Mix, until you're sure it's mixed as well as possible.

    The dry mix #2

    Wet mix #1

    I will be using the MES 40 with AMNPS. If you don't have a AMNPS you should!!!!!  I haven't desided what Pellets I will be using. (any thoughts?) I also haven't desided what size tube to use. I haven't desided if I will use casings Or go naked

    More to come.

    Happy smoken.

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Im in...
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    David, I don't think it will hurt you, but it may be salty.

    It's a very common mistake.

    The proper amount of TQ for 8.5 pounds of Ground meat would be 2 1/8 ounces.

    1/2 ounce per pound of whole meat.

    1/4 ounce per pound of ground meat.

    Other than that, it all looks great !!!

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last time I did a batch of bears sticks I used cherry and pecan. Really like that blend.
  5. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks Great David but let's see some links!!!
    Must be a sausage day, I see BAMAFAN has some going and I just hung a few links too!
  6. Bear

    I've always used 1/2 ounce even with ground. Maybe that's why I have high blood pressure.

    I didn't realize I was out of crushed red pepper till I got started. That's why I'm using the lemon pepper. it is pretty spicie

    Happy smoken.


  7. Links will be here later. I'ts a good day for sausage. I'm going to get a belly in POP's cure later today. I'll start a new thread on it when I get it going.

    Happy smoken.

  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    count me in!!!! [​IMG]

  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Looking good Mr Mule!
  10. Thank you Keith

  11. I think you are going to like your homegrown additions to this, the recipe is a good one.
  12. I'm thinking so. It should have a little heat. But not a burn.

  13. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe its the crushed red pepper working on ya! Looking forward to seeing your results.
  14. NO! don't take my pepper[​IMG]
  15. Into the LEM 5# with 3/8" tube

    Tryed going naked. It wasn't showing me the love I wanted. It would have gone better with another set of hands.

    I switched to LEM 19mm Mahogany colagen casings. I also added about 8 oz. of cold water. Made the stuffing go much better.

    Still not sure which pellet I will use.

    Into the project fridge for a nap.

    More to come.

    Happy smoken.

  16. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, I want to try snack sticks.    

    Got lots of venison.   [​IMG]
  17. Venison makes great jerky as well as sticks.........I like bambi

  18. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Alright, you gotta tell us about the jerky. I love jerky.
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good from here, David!!!

    I like Hickory on them, but I use Hickory for everything!!  [​IMG]


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