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Snack sticks please help

robert kruzan

Joined Mar 11, 2011
I am having trouble getting this figured out and will try to explain best I can,I am trying to make snack sticks,I am using a snack sticks kit and 21mm casings,i put in oven at 180 for 4 hours until temp reached around 150 in the center,ok so I cut one open and it looks more like a meatloaf inside then a beef stick can somebody please tell me what is happening?


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Joined Oct 18, 2007
The first obvious question is going to be are you 100% sure you thermometer  is accurate. If you aren't sure you need to put it in boiling water and it should read about 212 degrees.


Sausage maker
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Joined Apr 28, 2010
did you give the meat time to cure. usually i do an over night cure and what type of meat? fat content? Johnny 5 needs more imput

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