hot dogs

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by zogjr, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. zogjr

    zogjr Newbie

    I have a very good recipe for venison hot dogs, but I am having trouble with the smoking process. The collagen casings either shrivel  up and get tough as leather, or burst before the internal temp reaches the 150 - 160 deg F range. does anyone have any hints or tips.

  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    What temp are you smoking at ?
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would like to see the recipe you're using and your cooking method.

    If they are shriveling up it means they are loosing the moister. that could be from high heat or no binders or any number of things
  4. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Dans the man.............................[​IMG]

  5. zogjr

    zogjr Newbie

    I start slow about 100 deg F for about an hour to an hour and a half. than gradually increase the temp. to about 150 deg. I do use a water reservoir with the wood so I do get a bit of steam cooking also.

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