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Smoked shotgun shells, try #2!

rbnice1

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I made these last year and they were good but the shell was pretty chewy. Also the sticky bbq glaze was not as good as I thought it would be. So we are going to change it a little. First, change I added a lot more seasoning into the meat. Second, is no glaze. This way you can dip it in whatever you want plus hopefully is will store better since its not so sticky. lol. Third, I pre-boiled my pasta for 5 minutes. Im on the fence on this one. Originally I was just going to soak it in water for 10 - 60 minutes. So this may not work.....

So on to the cook!
First the ingredients. Brisket trimmings, breakfast pork sausage, fresh cheddar, bacon!
 

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Ground all the trimmings but only 1 pound was used. The other 3 pounds will go back in the freezer for later use.
 

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Next mix 1 pound of groung beef, 1 pound sausage, bunch of SPG with some season salt, and a bunch of cheese.
 

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Then stuffed the noddles and wrapped with bacon. Still havent figured out the best way to do this. I did by hand the first time and that sucked. This time I used a pastry bag, it worked better. Im thinking next time maybe use my jerky gun with the sausage attachment on in.
 

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We have fire.... She's running a bit hot so need to let it burn down some but still cant believe how little wood this thing takes to create temps. Just a fyi those splits are 6"-8" long
 

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Pulled at 150f. Im letting them rest a bit then bumping the smoker up to 275-325f for a bacon crisp finish. Last time I just basted with sauce and rotated and ended up with chewy bacon and pasta and dried out stuffing. so hoping for better. LOL.
 

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Looks like they turned out great! Nice job and thanks for the ride along with your cook!
 

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God knows I have ridden along and watched enough other peoples cooks. lol
 

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Just sharp cheddar this time. Last time I tried a mix but the other stuff just melted out.
 

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Damn those look great. How was the shell and bacon? (You may have mentioned this already but the Imperial IPAs are hitting) 😂
 

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Looks great, and have thought about doing this a few times , just always wondered about the noodle drying out

So the answers to this time , like asked by Tom bigfurmn bigfurmn . How was the noodle where you preboiled a bit

Thanks

David
 

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Looks great, and have thought about doing this a few times , just always wondered about the noodle drying out

So the answers to this time , like asked by Tom bigfurmn bigfurmn . How was the noodle where you preboiled a bit

Thanks

David
Noodles were about perfect. They did dry out a little bit so it wasnt like a noodle you took right out of boiling water, but they were cooked through do not super chewy. I was very happy with the results. The bacon was also cooked through. It was not sure crunchy but it was done.
 

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Thank you , that's what I needed .
This will happen. Thanks for the info

David
 

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