best darn Q-view snacks sticks yet

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by big game cook, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    i had huge sucess with my 4th round of sticks (slim jims). i finally perfected these. first time i had cut to length before smoking. huge mistake with the colligan casings. second round last season i had heat to high causing fat to render to surface between casing and meat.

    3rd round this year i did for a buddie turned out really good. tight and pretty moist.

    so a coulpe weeks back we went to gander mnt and i got some 21mm casings and seasonings. snack stick flavor from lem witch is where i order my seasonings from every year.

    this round i used 40% angus beef 40% lean venison and 20% pork boneless country ribmeat. heres the 15lb angus roast i got for beef. 15 lbs WOW. cut steaks and a roast from remaining. got it for $32 on sale from $67.

    the chunk at top left was for these. right lower is steaks i cut and the right is a nice roast i cut for the pot or smoker. at 15 lbs it was a lil big for my 3 quart crockpot lmao.

    ground the meat and mixed in seasonings. reground again through a 3 /16th plate and mixed in water 1 oz per lb. stuffed in casings and let cure for 2 days. again something that i did on the 3rd batch that didnt hurt. usually let them just sit over night.

    on the smoker.

    then smoked on the brinkman horizontal with mesquite at 190. they reddened up nice casings are tight and there better or as good as the old wisconson sticks. everyone loves them. right off smoker to ice cold bath. cut to length and vaccum sealed in 5 and 10 packs made 120 12 lbs.

    in the bath

    done. made 3 rounds. this was one.

    cut to eatin size.[​IMG]

    a lil squeese to show the juices.
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking snack sticks Big Game. You've definately been busy! [​IMG]
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some good looking snackies. Thanks for the pics.
  4. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Great Job Big Game, thanks for the Q-view. Looks great!
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice looking stuff!! Now I got to make some.
  6. ezmoney

    ezmoney Meat Mopper

    Nice work Big Game!
  7. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking stix. Those are a lot of work. You like the LEM mix pretty good then? Does it need any doctoring up?
  8. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice looking stix great job
  9. reinman

    reinman Fire Starter

    Good looking sticks.

    If you'd like to try mixing your own spices sometime, try this site. Page 81 has a slim jim recipe that I've tried and they came out pretty good. Can't say I followed their smoking instructions, but I did use their spice list.

    Slim Jim Sausage Sticks

    8 pounds lean beef, ground 1/8” plate
    2 pounds pork backfat, ground 1/8” plate
    2 level teaspoons Prague Powder #1
    6 tablespoons ground mustard
    4 tablespoons paprika
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon ground white pepper
    1 teaspoon ground celery
    1 tablespoon mace
    1 teaspoon granulated garlic
    3 1/2 ounces kosher salt
    1 1/2 ounces powdered dextrose
    6 ounces Fermento

    I didn't use the Fermento. I looked at it once at the butcher suppply house where I get my spices, and the guy there said not to waste my time. Didn't need it.

    Also, dextrose is just sugar, so you can use that instead.
  10. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Gall dang BGC, send a couple of those 10 packs my way! I could sure use them to take to work with me. Nice job man; Got the ol' gut growling.

  11. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    no. there good just with lems mix. i am gonna add high heat cheese chunks next year and maybe some jalapeno chunks.[​IMG]

    thanks all. there mighty fine snacks. dissappearing from the frezor fast.
  12. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those turned out great!![​IMG]
  13. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look awesome BGC...great job!![​IMG]
  14. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just awesome! What else can I say. [​IMG]
  15. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    thanks all. still have some but dissappearing fast.[​IMG]

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