Brats, Texas Hot Links & Snack Sticks !!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by waterinholebrew, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, so the sticks got finished kinda late last nite so didn't get any pics just turned the smoker off ! So tonite when I got home, got them out of the MES, cracked a cold one & cut em up.

    Pepperoni


    Chipotle Wildfire


    These sticks are great ! We tried some of each one & they are good flavor & moist, real good stuff !
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet. Looks like I need to place a order
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you much Red, appreciate it ! If ya was closer, I'd have ya over & we'd toss a few on the Weber & crack a cold one ! Thumbs Up
     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful weenie squish my friend.  Wish I had those helpers in the kitchen now days.  Sure brings back memories.  Soon mygrandbabies will be helping. Points to you Justin! B
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's like this, Justin. You already have two helpers and wouldn't really notice if you had a third show up to work for a taste of these great sausages. Allow me to offer my services!

    Points for a great family smoke!

    Disco
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, these were real good. Now I wanna try the seven pepper blend !
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie, these sticks are tasty for sure ! I'll toss up a brat/hot link grilled up shot this weekend ! Appreciate the points as well Richie !
     
  8. brandon91

    brandon91 Meat Mopper

    awesome stuff, I made some snack sticks last weekend with the kitchen aid attachment and it was a pain, need to get a real stuffer![​IMG]
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words & point b ! These two keep things interesting round here for sure... :biggrin: You'll be teaching them grandkids soon & what a great time that'll be for you all ! Thumbs Up Appreciate ya dropping a line & you know what I think of your brat recipe buddy.... They rock ! :xrocker:
     
  10. Sorry I am so late, Man does all that look Great,  Supper Job   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Disco, you are more than welcome anytime my friend... I will have some extra cold ones on hand, cause as you know making sausage requires the proper hydration ! :biggrin:

    We really appreciate your kind words & points !
     
  12. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice work! They sound and look great!

    Still haven't made any, maybe one day.
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nah, your never late Gary ! I appreciate the kind words & point buddy !
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the nice words, I've never used a kitchen aid attachment. I'm gonna try to convert this water stuffer to a compressed air stuffer run off a compressor !
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks JP, these recipes are dang tasty ! Hardest part for me when I started was finding the right pressure to fill the hog casings, after a couple blow outs I figured it out.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL..... I obviously missed this somehow.

    I was worried about the stuff on those sticks, boy that collogen sure sucks it up when heated. Mighty impressive.

    Good looking brats, good looking stix...... great looking helpers.
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea Foam, the collogen casings work pretty well on these snack sticks. I wanna try sheep casings for these at some point !

    Brats & hot links are great, sticks as well ! As far as the helpers, things are never boring with these two ! :biggrin: Really though, I enjoy the heck outta them helping ! Appreciate ya dropping a line & the point !
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I have used a few packages now of sheep casings. If you ever need to get completely frustrated and lose your temper, they are great! Don't get me wrong I like 'em, but loading them on that little stuffing tube, well you better have your game face on. Its not for the those easily intimidated. You need to have your head on straight and focused. LOL

    Don't let me scare ya off, I still love 'em.

    I have got to try some collegen so I can at least talk about them with some shred of knowledge.

    Every time I pull out some sheep casing, I swear my next order will be for pre-loaded. LOL
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info Foam, I'm wanting to try them to see bout the snap vs the collagen on the snack sticks. The collogen have a decent snap, guess it's just my curiosity gettin the better of me. I also would like to try some link breakfast sausage as well... I would imagine as ya say that them little buggers can be a PITA ! I will be patient & maybe have a couple cold ones to steady my hands.... LOL

    If ya try the collogen, just in my experience with them & I don't know much for sure... but after ya load your stuffing horn have a good ziplock bag to keep the rest of them in as they can get brittle kinda quick on ya ! Ask me how I know that ! :biggrin:

    Thanks again for the info my friend, you've been a great help !
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  20. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nah, they aren't that hard load Foam.

    Just soak them in water for a few days, they get stretchy. Finding the open end is the hard part.
     

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