Venison Snack Sticks

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by seaham358, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cleaning out some old venison to make room for the new stuff..
    I decided to make the Snack sticks..
    Leggs Brand Snack stick seasons and some cure added to about 6lbs venison and 5lbs pork shoulder meat.. Ground up and mixed well with the seasoning. I fried up a couple patties to taste to make sure I had enough seasoning, tasted good[​IMG]

    Can anyone guess what I'm doing tomorrow [​IMG]
  2. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I could guess that you won't be mowing lawn or raking leaves! Great snak sticks, I just did some with the Hi Mountain cure, they are great. What I really like is your grinder. [​IMG] Good lord, thats a dandy. [​IMG] What is it and where do you get one? It must be pretty expensive?
  3. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Guide Series 250w from Gander Mnt. I don't think they sell this on anymore.
    I told the wife last year which one to get (the cheapest one) and when she went it was marked 250 and at check out it rang up 125.
    I bought one on ebay for my friend for $40. They have a leak in the gear box so oil comes out and thats why it was cheap on ebay. And I'm sure thats why they stopped selling this one. I will be a easy fix when I feel enough oil came out to open it up for repairs.
    The cork gaskets are crap on these things..
    As fast as I toss chunks of meat in, it spits it out... Its a great grinder.
    I have a couple Hi Mnt kits in the house also.. I like the summer salami..
  4. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i did a batch yesterday with ps seasoning bought at gander mountain. man were they good .i used sheep casings for a bit smaller stick but my gosh there must be trick to putting them tiny casings on the stuffer eyes just arent that good .ithought tiying fishing line was getting tough but that aint nothing.[​IMG]
  5. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    your not kidding about the sheep casings.. I tried them once and I will never use them again, what a PIA they are.
    I use the fiber casings they sell at GM for the smaller size. Thats what I used this time..
  6. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That thing looks like a Volkwagon compared to mine[​IMG] !

    Nice Sticks! (and grinder!)
  7. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking good!
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Nice looking sausages Seaham! I like that grinder too, it's a nice one.

  9. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Seaham , good lookin sausages , I thought the grinder looked like the ones Cabelas sells , great deal you got ,,, I have to try makin those snack sticks [​IMG]
  10. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just getting around to posting pics of the finished product. It came out real good. But taking the temp of each stick was a PIA.
  11. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    they look more like full blown snack meals.wish they were in my fridge
  12. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Seaham,mighty good looking fare.Deer season starts here Thanksgiving week and we got two beefs a few weeks ago so Ill be in full sausage production soon.I love the snack sticks there my favorite of all things to make.Keep it up and thanks for the inspirational pics.
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't know how I missed this thread! Those look wonderful seaham!![​IMG]
  14. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great!! I think I will be doing the same thing with the venison I still have left from last year. Thanks for the inspiration.
  15. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great thread
  16. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a German Sausage kit from Hi Mountain for my first sausage making event. Then it's gonna be snack sticks.
  17. catfish307

    catfish307 Newbie

    I'm new to the sausage and snack stick making process but am learning. I noticed that you have the same smoker as I, Silver Smoker. It works great for brisket, ribs and roasts but how well does it work for smoking sausage and snack sticks. If you have any tips I'd be grateful. Thanks

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