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Sausage/Jerky Rack MES40 w step by step

tropics

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Sausage Rack MES40

Materials

2 2x24x1/2 1/2" oak

10' 1/2 dowel rods oak hickory these are food safe
I used (5) 1/2"x36"

1/2" Ell shape screw

Tools

Miter box and saw

Cooping saw

Drill with 1/2" speed bit

Instructions

Cut the 2x24x1/2 into 2 quill pieces 12 and 1/2 inches (12 1/2")

cut your dowel rods into 5 pieces 20 and 1/4" inches (20 1/4")


The sides are cut to fit inside the side rack bracket

Picked up a hank of Sheep Casing today now to use it ( Can't Wait)

Thanks for looking and I hope this helps someone.
 
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rgautheir20420

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Thanks so much for posting this tropics. I've been meaning to put something together to begin hanging my stuff instead of sitting it on the racks and this should kick me in the bum to get it done.

Now...it looks lonely. Go hang something!
 

rgautheir20420

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Tropics, do you secure the rods to the side pieces with anything? I'm literally going on lunch now to get the pieces for this and making it tonight.
 

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Tropics, do you secure the rods to the side pieces with anything? I'm literally going on lunch now to get the pieces for this and making it tonight.
No need they fit in nicely, cut them to size leave 1/8"
 

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Tropics that looks great Nice job and thanks for the info. 

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

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Nice job , they look good ,time for some kabonosy with those sheep casing !
 

rgautheir20420

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No thank you sir. It really was very easy and cost a total of $6 plus 20 minutes of time. For this I was more aiming at function.

It's going to have 10 lbs of SS hanging from it within a few days!
 

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Wow! My first post after joining the forum. My brand new Masterbuilt 40 is breaking in as I write this, and as I set it all up, I was thinking "Hmmm, how the heck am I gonna hang 20lbs of the Family Recipe kielbasa?" And boom! There's this list by Tropics!.Uncanny!

Thanks much, Tropics. I'll grab some scrap from the cutoff bin in my workshop and bang this out in no time. I'll also make a free-standing rack for drying the second batch as the first one is smoking. Cheers!
 

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Nice Job, Richie!!!


And Rgautheir!!

I can't use it on my Unstuffed Sticks & Logs, but those racks look perfect !!

Great helpful Thread!!
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Nice little set up. IN my GOSM I can just hang the rods right from the grate supports, that's nice. Now only if I could control the temps easier. I can get the propane down to 130° consistently, but any lower takes a lot of fiddling. One of these days I'll get my electric smoke shack built! Here's a little wood working trick for making the rod supports. Take a board and mark the center line along the full length. drill your holes down that line at whatever spacing you see fit. Then cut the board in half along that line. You will then have two perfect rod supports.

Step 1: Layout


Step 2: Drill holes:


Step 3: Saw board in half along line:

 

tropics

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Case that looks good, very close to the first one I laid out. I used 2 pieces of 1/2 x 3/4
 
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bertman

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I bought a couple of 1/4-inch diameter steel rods at the hardware store and chopped them to 14 5/8-inch lengths. I have used them once for summer sausage and they worked fine. The weight on them keeps them in place, and I can move them as needed depending on the sausage and space needed. They rest on the top rack holder with the racks removed.
 

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Hey Y'all

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to tropics. He made and sent me a sausage hanger. TYVM

I dont have access to my tools as they are up in PA.

Merry Christmas to all.

tropics

Again Thank You. As soon as we get dry weather here in W, GA i will get the rack seasoned and something hanging.

 

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Great job tropics!!!! This forum is great and alot of great people, willing to help out one another
 

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nepas you are welcome and I am glad that I could do that for you. Thanks for the kind words guys. Merry X-Mas
 

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Finally some decent weather here in W, GA. Why not season the sausage hanger and some cheese at the same time.

I just cant thank tropics enough. Being without my tools is tough.


 

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