Anyone used the JerkyWorks Caulk gun thinggy to stuff ABTs?

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by 49tandc, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. 49tandc

    49tandc Newbie

    It is so time consuming to stuff whole ABTs. I've been searching for an easier/quicker way to stuff them. I bought a heavy-duty caulk gun & some 2" PVC for a barrel with a sausage stuffer tube in the front. (I was going to model it after the Fattie stiffer thing, only having the power of the caulk gun trigger...)

    I came across the "JerkyWorks Jumbo Jerky kit" which is designed for food & dishwasher safe. I haven't gotten mine yet, but want to know if any other ABT makers use this (or a similar tool). It appears that if the cheese & sausage are not ice-cold, it should work well.

    It takes so long to stuff 3 dozen or more whole ABTs. I understand I can half the peppers lengthwise, but like the whole ones (they sell better whole as well).

  2. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I use a jerky gun, similar to the one you're considering, on occasion when there's some leftover from the Vertical stuffer, the principle is probably the same. I've never stuffed a whole abt but it should be a piece of cake, as long as there's a way for the displaced air to escape as you push the stuffing in. Perhaps a small pinhole? You'll probably have to work out the technique, THEN, you can come back here and say, Hey, watch this neat trick........
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never thought about using a gun for making ABT's. HMMMM now you have got me thinking. Good idea!
  4. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL I even have a jerky gun and never thought about that application. For basic cheese recipes I cant see why it wouldnt. It did get me thinking however that using my vertical stuffer for other stuffing (more chunky)mixtures would work awesome.
  5. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    This a really good idea, does anyone have some pics or a link to the 2'' pvc sausage tube thingy discussed earlier?
  6. 49tandc

    49tandc Newbie

    No pics yet - its on the workbench. I want to test the JerkyWorks one first. I know that the heavy-duty caulk gun will produce enough force to push the filling through. I want to see if the JerkyWorks gun works "as delivered" or maybe it needs a little lube in the tube - "Pam" to help the filling slide, etc. I chop the sausage up pretty well before I mix it w/ cream cheese so I'm pretty sure it will go through the stuffing tube (point?). I know PVC will need to be cleaned by hand (not "dried" in dishwasher). Sch-40 PVC doesn't like heat.

  7. jsdspif

    jsdspif Meat Mopper

    I think my gun is the shore lunch brand , I have made a few batches of snack sticks with it ( no casing , just mix the meat with the seasoning and cure , I use that other brand of jerky seasoning kit for that , don't remember the name , wait a day and stuff it into the gun ) I think it would be excellent for stuffing peppers . You could probably even use little chunks of cheese as long as they fit thru the opening .
  8. I use a pampered chef easy accent cake decorator with the biggest tip on it to stuff ABT's and it's easier and much faster. I don't see why the jerky gun wouldn't work the same way.
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like it could be a good idea though personally I do my ABTs boat style and have tried using the plastic bag method but have found I prefer using a small spoon, scoop up the filling, press into the AB and smooth it out with back of the spoon.
  10. tjoff

    tjoff Smoke Blower

    I recently bought a Wilton Cupcake Decorator gun. I found it at Traget is was $10.76 I found it online but was available for purchase only in the store. It has a tube where you put the filling and a plunger for pushing the filling out and came with 3 or 4 different tips. I found it easier to not use the tip just you the hole where the tips screw onto. I have use it once and it cut the time down by more than half. I made double the amount of ABT's in less time. It is a good cheap investiment.
    I tried to find it at Target's website to post the item number bout cannot locate it now.

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