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Saturday sausage snack stick making day w/beef pork and buffalo

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by ats32, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Decided to try out my new LEM stuffer. A little inconsistent at first but I am getting the hang of it...so much nicer than using a kitchenaid.

    Here is buffalo and pork. Beef to be made throughout the day!

  2. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    3lbs of buffalo pepperoni, 3lbs of beef pepperoni, and 7lbs of beef jalapeno....all sitting in the fridge waiting to be smoked in the morning.

  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I love sausage season........ The weather cools and the sausage forum get busy....................[​IMG]
  4. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    What casings you using, is it a premix you are using, what kind of smoker you using,and what wood you using?
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks wonderful....I cant wait to try my hand at sausages.

  6. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    21 mm collagen casings

    Premix from Hi Mountain. Pepperoni and Jalapeno but I doctored them up. Added cayenne pepper and granulated garlic to both mixes.

    MES40 smoker

    Using AMNPS with pitmaster blend.

    I plan on no smoke for an hour at 110 then 4-5 hours of smoke at 120F-140F, then bringing IT to 155 for finish. Quick ice bath and back to the fridge for resting.
  7. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Also 80/20 beef...the buffalo sticks are experiemental as I used 2lbs of very lean buffalo and 1lb of spicy pork sausage mix.
  8. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    And we're off...

  9. [​IMG]  I sure do like snack sticks.

    Happy smoken.

  10. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    They're already starting to look great and it has only been two hours!
  11. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Made it to 180F a couple hours ago and they're still SLOWLY climbing. Only at 132F right now...usually faster than this.
  12. I do a most of the day smoke on mine.

    I'm a smoke hound.

    Happy smoken.

  13. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    Finished drying for a couple hours and now lightly open ended wrapped in paper towel and wax paper. Will trim, size up, and bag tomorrow!

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great nice job.

    A full smoker is a happy smoker. [​IMG]  and yours looks happy
  15. lips

    lips Fire Starter

    Char junkie ask what I wanted to know too, but I also have the Lem stuffer but the white plastic tubes don't work for me on snack sticks.  Did you buy a stainless steel one?  I tried a poly tube/zip tie mod, but what a pain in my pork butt.  Any advice or photos would be awesome because I bought all this stuff to try and perfect a good snack stick.
  16. The stuffing tubes that come with the stuffer won't work with small snack stick size casings - you will need the SS 3/8" tube.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  17. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow...those look excellent. I just finished a batch of Brats, taking a rest and now am looking for another project. I used collagen once with my Lem and it seemed to work OK on the smaller tube but am thinking of investing in the SS one. I just got a catalog from Lem and they had lots of toys in there I'd like. I've found, and not sure if this pertains to everybody, that I need to go very slow with the cranking out of the Brat sized sausages or I'll have blowouts and other issues that p*** me off, errrrrr frustrate me. A foot pedal would be nice for hands free but I'm not sure if it would run faster than I could manage......Willie
  18. Chef Willie...Foot Pedal... got an old sewing machine around?  Makes me wonder why it wouldn't work, I know you can get a slow speed on a sewing machine.... Just a thought......Might have to go rummaging in the spring.....

  19. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you got that right...
  20. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    get the foot pedal....it is worth the $