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Wiener Makin!

DanMcG

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I've been trying a lot of different hotdog recipes lately look for that one I could make my go to dog. Well I'm still trying. This past weekend I tried a wiener recipe that I found on wedlinyomowe.com

http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/sausage-recipes/wiener  

It's a real basic recipe with salt, cure #1 and 5 spices. I also used what I had for meat, some 80/20 ground beef and pork shoulder at a 50/50 mix. Since I was going to emulsify it ( the original recipe is a triple grind) I added some nonfat dried milk to help absorb the extra water that I'd be using while making meat paste.



Then into 24-26 sheep casings. And into the frig for a day before smoking





Warmed smoked them for 3 hours with some pecan then tossed then into a 175° water bath to finish them off 154°ish



After they got to temp I gave them another bath in cold water to chill them down then hung them to bloom for an hour and back into the frig.



If anyone is looking for a dog recipe this is a very taste wiener in my opinion. I'll be doing another batch as soon as I can.

Made a few mistakes with these. They're a little on the fatty side, next time I'll use a lean cut of beef but still stay with the 50/50ratio.

If ya noticed some of the dogs have stripes on them that's cause they were touching each other while in the smoker. That’s a little embarrassing, But stuff happens

. And I need to take more time linking them there's some real odd ones in there.

That's about it, hope ya enjoyed my wieners!
 

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Looks good Dan. I have been doing a bastardized version of Len Poli's with some success.
 

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Dang, Dan!

You keep getting better at these!

Thanks for showing!

Bear
 

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Looks like some tasty links, Dan. Nice work, and bet that "go to" dog recipe is just around the corner.
 

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Nice links Dan

One these days i gotta make some.
 

raptor700

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Looks great Dan,I've allways wanted to try some dogs.

Thanks for the link
 

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Dan those are some Dandy looking Dogs...thanks for sharing the link. They would look great covered in chili cheese and raw onion.
 

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Great looking dogs Dan.  Did you stuff them loose and then twist them to size? Definitely something on my list......
 

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Great looking dogs Dan.  Did you stuff them loose and then twist them to size? Definitely something on my list......
Yeah Boykjo, while I'm pulling them off the stuffing horn I like to make sure they have a little give by squeezing them , I wouldn't call it loose. Then when I'm done stuffing I twist them up.
 

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Excellent job Dan! Your making me hungry for a chili dog!
 

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Just a follow up and conclusion, I fryed up a few of the rejects tonight for taste testing and it was flavorful, but the next go around I might pump the spice mix up 10% and add an extra pinch of mace. thats my plan today, maybe after I eat a dozen more It will change.

Here's a few pic's of sme pan fried ones, (they should taste better on the grill)


here's a sliced view;

 
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DanMcG

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And a bite-view, For some reason I could'nt add it to the last thread



Thanks again for checking them out and all the great complements....I hope you enjoyed them
 
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Fantastic looking dogs!

Definitely on my "to do next time" list. I love hot dogs but here downunder it is impossible to get proper dogs. All of them contain lamb/mutton meat. I guess it is acquired taste, I personally cannot stand lamb meat in any kind of smoked product.

Thanks for inspiration.

PS: on the right hand side on the platter (2nd pic), some stuffed wieners are looking little bit different, or is it just light angle?
 

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Those look good!  I just got up the courage to try a bologna, and it turned out ok.

But wieners? That would take it to the next level.

Thanks for posting.  Sheep casings are on my list.

Good luck and good smoking!
 

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PS: on the right hand side on the platter (2nd pic), some stuffed wieners are looking little bit different, or is it just light angle?
Laszio, I forgot to mention those. They're a small trial version of what I thought would be a pastrami dog. They were not so good.
 

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Dan,

Polcyn's and Ruhlman's book Charcuterie, has an All Beef Hot Dog recipe.  In this post: http://egullet.org/p1266149, Ruhlman said that he wasn't happy with the original recipe and searched for a new recipe/method to produce a hotdog at home that more closely resembles something of the big good producers (such as Vienna Beef).  Newer revisions of the book, I believe have the updated recipe, but mine is an older copy.

Ruhlman worked with an eGullet member to test the recipe and that user detailed the test here: http://egullet.org/p1266258

Just thought you might enjoy.  I made the All Beef Dogs using the updated recipe and they were very good.  I made a 25 lb batch and it was a lot of work. After doing all the emulsifying with my food processor for this and also making a 8 lb Mortadella around the same time, I got turned off of making anymore emulsified products.

Scott
 
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