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time for snack stix

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At a previous post i mentioned having several rabbits to use up so decided to make some stix. 20210118_093441.jpg since rabbit is so
lean pork shoulder was included .Had 3 of them in the freezer so good way to make room. Deboned the rabbit and cut up the pork. 20210118_112237.jpg Put in freezer to chill while get spices ready. 20210118_131225.jpg Mix everything together
exept the eca. In the fridge overnight to meld the flavors, next day remix and add eca and stuff. 20210119_111300.jpg Ready for the smoker. run about 6 hrs. with hickory and finished in water bath to it-160.The few time before i kept it in the smoker till finish IT but the casings dried out and got hard and chewy. Not this time. Nice and tender. 20210119_214955.jpg Hang to bloom for a bit then in the fridge in paper bags for a day. Then cut up and vaccum seal before taking it out to my grandkids. 20210121_192216.jpg Even couple of bags of ends for me to snack on!
 

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Damn nice job. Well done for sure. Wild rabbits or raised?
 

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Domestic. My son and his wife raise a bunch. Still have few to turn into something. Very tasty white meat.
 

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Nice work on those . Looks great .
 

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checkdude gotborg sticks caught my attention. I've made plenty using venison and or beef, but never thought about making them into sticks.
I have used Rytek Kutas's recipe.
 

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What does your water bath set up look like and do you place the sticks directly in the water or in bags??
 

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Looks good. I'll DM you my address for a impartial judge on taste. LOL!
Jim
 

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Oh Yeah!!
Looks Great, CD !!
Nice Job!
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Looks good from here. What does rabbit taste like, I only recall having it once.
 

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Looks good from here. What does rabbit taste like, I only recall having it once.

A little like Squirrel, but much more tender. IMO
I've only ever had it floured & Pan-fried, and often made into Rabbit Pie with Taters, Onions, etc, etc.... And Lots of Broth!!
LOL---My Mother, and her "Rabbit Pie, Squirrel Pie, Pheasant Pie, Duck Pie, etc, etc....All Wild.

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What does your water bath set up look like and do you place the sticks directly in the water or in bags??
I have rectangular tub with lid and inova heater,always just directly in the water but next time will try big ziploc bags. For some reason this time I got some grease out.
 

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Looks good from here. What does rabbit taste like, I only recall having it once.
Not sure I could describe the taste. Only thing come to mind is chicken but I never compared it directly side by side.
 

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I want to thank very much every one for the likes .it means a lot coming from you guys.
 

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I have rectangular tub with lid and inova heater,always just directly in the water but next time will try big ziploc bags. For some reason this time I got some grease out.
What temp do you use ? I like 140 for sausage , then use the time on the chart . I don't take the internal temp .
 

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What temp do you use ? I like 140 for sausage , then use the time on the chart . I don't take the internal temp .
I think this time I used 155 or 160 for 1 hr. Since it had rabbit i was not sure of proper temp and played it safe.Turned out juicy with nice snap to the casings. Used collagen 21mm since I have full caddy. Probably enough for next 10 years lol.
 

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Darn nice looking sticks. Job well done !
 

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