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My first shot at hotdogs!!! with Q view

bratrules

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Ive been wanting to make some frankfurters for sometime now so i finally got my sheep casing in so here it is!! but i got to say its a lot hard to stuff the sheep casing than pork one!!

freshly ground chuck i just used pure beef on these dogs.



after i put it all in the food processor with cure and seasoning



then came the fun part stuffing lol it took some getting use to.....



after that into the smoker for them to dry for 1 hour and smoke for another



then into the pot at 180 till they hit 155 internally.



after that the ice bath



the final product

 

bratrules

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the recipe i used was a simple hot dog recipe

1 1/2 tsp of salt

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 1/2 black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp dried marjoram

1/2 tsp pink salt

and a pinch of nutmeg

i put it all in the coffee grinder then add it to the meat along with 1/2 cup of milk powder.
 

rstr hunter

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the recipe i used was a simple hot dog recipe

1 1/2 tsp of salt

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 1/2 black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp dried marjoram

1/2 tsp pink salt

and a pinch of nutmeg

i put it all in the coffee grinder then add it to the meat along with 1/2 cup of milk powder.
They look great and I bet they taste great as well.  I'd love to try your recipe so I have 2 quick questions.

1)  I assume 1 1/2 tsp of black pepper correct?

2)  How many pounds of meat did you use?  Thought it easier to ask than work through the math with the cure backwards to estimate this. 

Thanks much and again great job.
 

bratrules

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ya i used black pepper i used what i had on hand a lot of recipes i seen use white pepper. oh and for the meat i used 2 1/2 pounds of boneless chuck ribs that i ground myself.
 

virginiasmokesignal

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Bratrules, now those are some great looking franks, dogs, wieners or what ever you want to call them, they look fantastic! Sure would like to try one of those on my Southern Hot Dogs Recipe!  Keep up the good work and let's see what you come up with next!

Your SMF Friend,

Barry 
 

boykjo

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very nice dogs there. I'll have mine with mustard & kraut please.............
 

DanMcG

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Great lookin Dogs, and nice color too.  How do they taste?
 

SmokinAl

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Great looking hot dogs!
 

bratrules

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these things taste great am going to make chill dogs today ill post some picks up when i do.
 

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Now them is some nice homemade dogs.

Nicely done

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meatball

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Tasty looking dogz dude! Love that they're all beef. What kind of wood did you use? 
 

gotarace

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Those are some fine looking frankfurters you made there Brat...I'll take mine with chili cheese and raw onion please. 
 

ak1

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Those do look mighty tasty. Nice job.
 

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