Beef Sticks with Home Made Stuffing Tubes....

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by daveomak, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you had a picture of that, from directly above, where the numbers were not visible, we could have a "Name this object" contest.... 

     
  2. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wonder how many could have named it?
     
  3. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not only what it is, but how to actually use one properly.  Does that one have the brass slide out insert?

    I've got my grandfather's. Had it since he passed in the 1960's.  One day it will go to a grand child in my branch of the family along with knowledge of how things like this work.

    I bet there some looking at this that may know what it is, but are wondering how in the world they used stuff like that "back in the day".
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  4. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice sticks !!!!
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Don't know how I missed this one Dave.. The sticks look great. Is that smoker a MES 30.. Why did you waste the vacuum bags.. You know they aren't going to last long....LOL
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks SB......
    Hey Joe, morning... Yes it is.... Just a little modified.....  works good now....   The vac bags are for putting them away for awhile... there is too much stuff to eat around here now...  
     
  7. Hey Dave I have a quick question. Did you let the brass cool completely each time before you flared it or did you work it while it was still somewhat hot? I've never done much work with brass...
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It cools quickly...  Anneals at a low temp also...  flare a little... heat.... flare a little.... heat.... You do not want it to work harden and split...  Heat only the top 1/8" with a pencil torch to about 700 deg for 1-2 seconds while spinning the tube... dip in water to stop the heat migration down the tube... flare.... repeat...  be sure to get a brass tube that fits the flaring tool....  Dave
     
  9. Ok - makes sense. Now I need to figure out what has become of my little butane torch  [​IMG]   Thanks [​IMG]
     
  10. shannon127

    shannon127 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Pretty creative Dave!  The sticks look wonderful
     
  11. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you got it going on just fine ! Nice work !
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks .... Dave
     
  13. unfortunately I knew what this is, I used to get yelled at repeatedly for playing with it [​IMG]
     
  14. blackriver

    blackriver Newbie

    Very nice looking sticks. Very good idea on making your own stuffing tube. I have a similar smoker. What are you using to hang the snack sticks on?
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I found a few telescoping curtain rods... cut to length, crimped the ends, and covered with aluminum foil...  The rods were slid inside each other to double them up....   I originally thought I could hang them on the racks but that failed so I had to come up with a plan in a hurry... they work very well...  I think I will keep them...    Dave
     
  16. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice tip Dave, the next time I make sticks I am going to try this - great idea.

    Thanks!   [​IMG]
     
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  17. Dave,

    do you put in the smoker right away or did you wait for the cure to do it's work?

    I normally stuff mine and in the frig over night

    you started yours at a lower temp then I have, going to try your method here in a couple of weeks, got about 20#'s of deer.

    have you every done the ice bath instead of cooling in the smoker?

    thanks for the posting!!

    bob
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check this link.... nepas recommended the 24 hour smoke for flavor development...  I just follow his lead...

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/114455/stick-batch
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Better late then never...These came out really nice. I am looking forward to trying this sometime with the tube you sent...JJ
     
  20. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All  3/8 stuffing tube is longer better?? I bought a 12" metal tube at Home Depot along with a 1 1/2" 3/8 metal washer. I'm going to use JB Weld to weld the washer onto the tube.

    is 12" too long for the tube? I have a 5 lb Grizzly stuffer.Any stuffing  tips when using the 3/8 tube?

    Thanks Dan
     

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