Interrupted Snack Stick Making

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smokesontuesday, May 3, 2016.

  1. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    My wife decided to hurt her back while I was making snack sticks today and I ended up taking her to Urgent Care.

    I've got about 2 of the 5 pounds of sticks in the smoker but the rest I had to put back in the fridge. Will it still be safe to stuff and smoke the remainder on Saturday if I leave it in the fridge or do I need to toss the rest? I put it in to cure overnight yesterday (Monday) about 5 PM.

    I used TQ (2.5 TBS for the 5 pounds) for my cure and it has a homemade teriyaki seasoning of soy, white vinegar, sugar, worcestershire sauce, onion powder, ground ginger, and garlic powder in it.

    Gut tells me it is okay since it's got cure in it as well and being refrigerated. Not sure how it's going to taste after sitting that long but that's a different story.
     
  2. c farmer

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

    It will be OK. Might have to add some water before stuffing thou. The meat might get thick.
     
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  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just fridge and stuff it later. only thing i see that can happen is the vinegar, it separates the fat from the meat. Try it what do ya have to loose....EH
     
  4. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    That's what I thought but never hurts to ask. It's a pretty stick mixture so the water is a great suggestion. Thanks and points.
     
  5. c farmer

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

     I didn't even notice that.     Great point.
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hope it all works out for you,I hope to get 5 lbs. of sticks done today before it rains to hard

    Richie
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Be sure to let us know how they turn out.

    Al
     
  8. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If the flavor is different than expected, just tell inquiring minds that was what you were aiming for.

    Hope your wife is OK.

    Gary
     
  9. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    That's an idea lol. She's doing alright. She originally injured it about 9 months ago while she was pregnant and it's been a tweak here and there ever since.


    Fresh out of the fridge. Looked and smelled fine so on to the stuffing.


    Stuffed and ready for the smoke.


    Connor got a little exuberant with the jerky gun on a couple and they had to be made to fit lol.


    Finished product on cooling racks before I put them in the fridge.


    Nice color inside and out. I'm happy with them.

    Things always work out better when I have my two helpers in the kitchen, of course.

     

     
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  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SOT, great looking help and sticks ![​IMG]
     
  11. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    So, everything turned out good.  

    Its sure nice to have helpers.  That jerky gun looks to be bigger than Conner--guess he'll just have to grow into it.  LOL

    [​IMG]for a successful smoke and for getting the kids involved at an early age.

    Gary
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice save sticks look great,the boy must have some muscles LOL I had to take a break when I was done with my Slim Jims. Points

    Richie

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