can I leave sticks over night in fridge before smoking?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by azbohunter, May 13, 2014.

  1. I have 5 pounds of elk/pork all seasoned up and ready to make into sticks.

    I am not using casings.

    Can I make my sticks and leave them on the racks in the fridge over night?

    Or am I better off just getting a little earlier start in the morning and make them then?
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes. just keep them covers with some foil or suran wrap. The fridge will pull the moisture out of them.
  3. Actually they would be in the fridge in the RV and it is not frost free.
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep I put mine in fridge over night cased or before casing next day, let us know how it turns out. Your fridge will smell great, and every time you open a cold one you will be able to smell the goodness!!! [​IMG]  Good luck


    A full smoker is a happy smoker. 
  5. Well, thanks for the tips there guys. I actually wound up making the sticks this morning and stuck them in the smoker about 9. Anxiously waiting [​IMG]  

    Just to clarify, I did mix the elk,pork and seasoning together way ahead of time and covered and refrigerated it for about 36 hours.
    Last edited: May 14, 2014

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