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Venison Snack Sticks and summer sausage w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bamafan, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Was time to take care of my deer and a buddy of mine had one also so decided to make 25 pounds of snack sticks and 25 pounds of summer sausage. Mixed the venison with some pork.

    Getting ready to grind.

    25 pounds of snack stick fixin's ground up.

    Mixer is a little bit of a pin to clean without a deep sink to wash in but sure makes life easier.

    Sticks ready to go. 25 pounds is a pain but will be worth it. Did come up with a clever way to start the 19 mm casings on the tube. Used my golf grip tool to start them on. Works like a champ! The tool is designed to start golf grips on the club shaft. The tool is slit down the middle so it easy to pop it off after the casings are started.

    Rest over night and then off to the smoker.

    Will buy smaller summer sausage casings next time. I'll cut these in halves or thirds and vacuum pack.

    This morning.

    I don't think I want to do 50 pounds of sausage again for awhile! Thanks for looking.
  2. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    One tray of the sticks
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dude, that is Awesome!!!! Nice work!!!
  4. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Got a little dry this time. Got to check my thermometers again.
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome[​IMG]
  6. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    looks great! i agree, 50 lbs is a lot of work for 1 or 2 people at home.
  7. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Jerry we''ll dang sure have some snacks next weekend. To bad I'm out of cheese to go with the summer sausage.
  8. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good Tim.... need my address ?
  9. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your sausage looks great!

    50 lbs wouldn't be bad making all SS but sticks are a lot of work (even though they are well worth it). Does your mixer hook up to your grinder?
  10. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    Nicely done
  11. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes the mixer hooks to the grinder or you can run it manually. I like to hit the one button and drink a cool one for 5 minutes [​IMG]
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am just starting on sausages, but that looks like a load of sausage at one time. I bought a 5# stuffer for a reason. Those smoker shots looks pretty cool..

    So smoking Cheese next weekend? Get ready for that bowl game.

    So take tomorrow off, chill down the brew and kick back until you get that honey do list.
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't think I want to do 50 pounds of sausage again for awhile! Thanks for looking.

    Sausage looks great Wimp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
  14. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Vacuum packed and ready for the freezer
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bama, That looks great, very nice job. I like doing the larger amounts when I can PITA for clean up for a little batch at a time.

    Merry Christmas [​IMG]
  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow!!!  Almost missed this thread!!

    Nice Job Bama!!!  A lot more work than people would think!!!

  17. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great!! What do you use for your snack stick mix??
  18. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    I love me some snack sticks, yours look great.

    That's one kick but mixer you have.
  19. azbohunter

    azbohunter Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member