My First Snackin Sticks !!!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by waterinholebrew, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    **************My first words are a huge Thank You to all I bugged about makin sausage & snackin sticks ! You all don't know how much I appreciate all the feedback, support & recipes ! I will be trying all the recipes but went with a Hi Mountain Kit just to get a feel for this stuff as this is the very first attempt at these...*****************


    Hey all, trying my luck at the first attempt at snackin sticks ! Since this is my first attempt I done a Hi Mountain kit to get my feet wet on this sausage makin thing.... My first impression of makin these snackin sticks is what a kick in the pants ! I really enjoyed makin these with my kiddos and I'am thinking it'll get quicker as we learn..... So here's the first attempt getting underway with my helpers.... Thanks for lookin all !


    My helpers getting ready !


    Getting the cure & seasoning measured out !
     
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    With my helpers we mixed up 10 lbs of burger 80/20 mix.
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The stuffing begins !
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    More stuffing, was collagen casings we used !
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Then twisting the casings for the stick sizes we wanted.... Some big & some small with a little bit in between !
     
  6. c farmer

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

    Welcome back Justin.

    Looks like fun.
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Into the fridge to cure overnight..... Will smoke em up in the morning ! :yahoo:
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, it was a lot of fun ! Thumbs Up
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One question for all you snackin stick pros out there.... I need an IT of 165*.... What's the best way to measure it on these sticks ? I don't wanna overcook them ! Thanks for any input !
     
  10. Looking real good! Always great to have some helpers in the kitchen too!
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks tjs, I appreciate the kind words ! Yeah, my kiddos like to help with anything to do with the smoker ! Thumbs Up
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking sticks.... You had some great help.... Thumbs Up
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave, means a lot ! Gotta couple little rascals on my hands ! :biggrin:
     
  14. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Justin!

    Those are some great looking snack sticks!  [​IMG]Your stuffing skills are impressive…..my first few runs of sausage didn't look nearly as good as yours!

    You've also got some very cute little helpers!  Looks like everyone is having a great time.  I'm looking forward to hearing how everything turns out for you tomorrow.

    Will stay tuned….

    Clarissa
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Clarissa, thanks so much for the kind words.... Those stuffing pics posted are the ones of me not cussing.... :biggrin: It took me a few to figure out the right pressure between the casing & the stuffer ! All in all the first attempt was a success, of coarse there's a few things I would do different.... LOL. Thanks so much for dropping a line ! Thanks for your pointers as well !

    My kids are always my helpers when it comes to TBS...... Thanks so much for the compliment !
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2014
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pulled them out this morning for an hour before putting in the smoker ! They sure smell good.... My helpers wanted to taste test em ! I said not quite yet.... LOL.
     
  17. I smoke mine to 153° I use an instant read when I start getting close.



    Yours look good so far.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks a bunch for the info David, it's appreciated !
     
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    looking really good my smoking friend... as David said.. 153ish IT ... starting out slow (120`) and work your way up to 170ish cooking temp... good luck and will be waiting to here the results.. .
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Keith, sure do appreciate the info ! More pics to come....
     

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