First attempt; Bearcarvers beef sticks (w/ Q-View)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dukeburger, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Been wanting to try this one for a quite a while so here goes nothing. Using Bearcarver's recipe (imagine that), added 1 tsp of groud cayenne pepper for some heat.

    All brined and rolled up, ready for the Big Chief in the morning. My first impressions so far is the smell from the raw meat is amazing [​IMG]

    My main concern is that they won't hold together while handling them into the smoker. I will try to be gentle with these little gems.

    Any tips are greatly welcomed!

    All brined up

    All rolled up

  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I've never tried a caseless stick ,good luck and give us an update on the finished product.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They will be fine. We've made these many times and have never had a problem. If you have them in the fridge you're good to go. You could pop them in the freezer for 30-45 minutes right before, but I haven't found the need to do that.

    Parchment paper, Q-mats and Frog Mats are good options for placing in the grates if you're really worried about it.
  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You're right, sailor. They were nice and firm and easy to handle!

    I'm trying to follow Bearcarver's instructions the best i can, but my Big Chief has no temp control. I might have to finish them off in the oven to get the internal temp.

    Into the smoker (and out of the snow)

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice load in the smoker! You might hit temp. Wish I still had my big chief for smoking fish!
  6. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We'll see... The Big Chief temp is creeping up, sitting around 120 right now.

    I made this fancy double wrapped insulation blanket a couple weeks ago (complete with Tuck Tape red trim!)

  7. Duke, you are going to love these little jewels. I have also made these many many times.

    My wife and kids love them too. I actually use the round double nozzle of my Jerky Gun

    to shoot these out. Even that small the come out great.

    Looks very good. Wish I had some snow.

    Happy Smokin'

  8. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love it! Cant wait to see the end result.
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I too use the jerky gun to shoot these out. I run them as long as my rack. Smoke them then cut to size.
  10. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    5 hours in, i opened the Chief up and stuck my temp probe into the thickest piece. Internal temp is only at 111 degrees, so it's off to the oven after one last pan of hickory, as i expected. A little too cold today.

    These look incredible and smell even better..

  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Finished product!

    These will be a staple in my fridge/freezer, no doubt. Amazing. Unreal. Will be doing another batch before month end.

    The guys at the fab shop will be hooked for sure come Monday (if there's any left).

    Many Thanks to Bearcarver for the recipe!

    Thanks for watching!


    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  12. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Awesome! I am drooling worse than my bloodhound.
  13. Your sticks look great! I have made Bearcarvers sticks several times and was just thinking today, time for another batch, soon as I finish the turkey legs I have in brine tonight!

    Enjoy, they won't last long.

  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Duke!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Glad you like them!!

    That was Great that you got a bunch of Tasty Smoke on them before finishing them in the oven!!----Good Move!![​IMG]

  15. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Those look really good...

    Silly question

    What is TQ?
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Morton's Tender Quick.
  17. Those look great Duke!!

    Hey since you are just a few miles north and west of me, would ya mind droppin me off a few while my smoker is broke???

  18. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They're not lasting long. Took a bunch to the shop and the guys devoured them, and i can't begin to describe how good they went with my eggs and coffee Sunday morning!!


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