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Skinless Dogs

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by danmcg, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bought some 26mm plastic casings from LEM this past week and wanted to give them a go. These are for making skinless hotdogs like the cheap ones you get at the store, except no odd meat products in mine.
    After stuffing some sticks today I thought I’d run  a couple pounds of the hot dogs jus to see how they go. They stuff like a collagen casing and need to be tied off. After an afternoon  in the rig I thought I’d try cooking a few in a pot of simmering water. Not knowing what to expect I stuffed some tight (the 2 smaller ones) and some loose (the longer one).

    Into the 180° water, and after 2 minutes they all were plumped up tight.


    After 8 minute the long one was floating  so I pulled it and the internal temp was 145° A couple minutes later the two small ones were floating and they were at 152° +/- . I tossed them into a cold bath of water to drop the temp then striped the casings.
    After the bath. All plumped up.

    And naked'


    Now I have to see if letting them air dry will develop a pellicle, or skin. I read that they will but I have my doubts.
    I’m also going to try cold smoking them in the am and see if they‘ll take on and smoke flavor.

    Well that’s it for now, thanks for checking out my skinless dogs.  
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
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  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good.

    What did you grind up to put in those casings??

  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great.............. Im very interested in your results. I too want to make some home made hotdogs........
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks great Dan - cant wait to hear how it tastes
  6. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    cool homeade dogs!! very nice!
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    They look good, let us know what they taste like...
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good Dan
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the link.

     Watched a show about hot dogs. They toured a factory and the machine taking the skins off was shooting them out about 10 feet at about 90 mph.

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very Cool Dan!  They look great!

    Keep us posted on these!


  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Geeze I never did update this thread.

    The recipe I used was my snack stick recipe and it's definitely better with some smoke added. As far as the plastic casings go, there’s something about a dog that doesn’t have a snap when ya bite it, it’s just not right. I’ll be going back to naturals from now on.  the plastic’s were fun to try, and I'll probably use them for something again, but they do involve a little more work tying and stripping  , and thats....          

    They were actually pretty good with a good spicy german mustard.

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  12. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic


    I have been thing about trying some beef dogs, Thanks for the post!
  13. SFLsmkr1

    SFLsmkr1 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice dogs Dan

    Way better than you get in the store.