My first shot at hotdogs!!! with Q view

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bratrules, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    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

  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    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.
  3. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    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.
  4. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    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.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now those are some good looking hot dogs.
  6. 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  [​IMG]
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    very nice dogs there. I'll have mine with mustard & kraut please.............[​IMG]
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking hot dogs!
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking dogs!!

  11. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

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

    woodchucks Smoke Blower

    Wow those look great. Thanks for posting
  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now them is some nice homemade dogs.

    Nicely done

    . [​IMG]
  14. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    i smoked them with hickory!!!!
  16. metal man

    metal man Fire Starter

    They look perfect. I'll add this to my list of things to do.Thanks for posting.
  17. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Great looking dogs... Nice job[​IMG]
  18. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Good looking Dogs.[​IMG]
  19. Those are some fine looking frankfurters you made there Brat...I'll take mine with chili cheese and raw onion please. [​IMG][​IMG]
  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those do look mighty tasty. Nice job.

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