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snack stick question

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by rippper, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. made some snack sticks from a butcher packer kit and they were extremely bland, that being said i have used this kit in the past with good results, however, this time i did 2 things differant that may have resulted in my product not being as falvorful as in the past.The last batch was a bit dry so this time i added about 3% non fat dry milk and put them in a hot water bath when the temp was at 130. The texture was perfect, but it tasted more like a cold hot dog than a snack stick. Do you think it was the non fat dry milk or the hot water bath that caused the problem. Thx in advance.
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I never put any dry milk in mine, but I would say it was putting them in a hot water bath at 130*.IMO

  3. I sure hate to read that, I just put an order to butcher and packer. I ordered several Hi Mountain Jerky kits and the B&P beef snack stick kits and the salami snack kit. Which have your ordered in the past? I know you said that you changed things up a little this time. Just wondering what I should expect.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  4. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    I think I will have to agree with Bear.....

  5. I ha e used the summer sausage...salami... and peppernoi....all were good...just to clairify...took them to 130 i.t. in the smoker then finished them in a hot wayer bath...160 degree until I.t. of 152.