Seven Pepper Snack Sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by westby, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Made up 25 lbs of snack sticks yesterday using PS Seasoning's 7 pepper blend. Turned out very good and have good heat and casing snap. Used 16 lbs of venison, 6 lbs of pork butt, and 3 lbs of 80/20 burger. Stuffed in 22/24 sheep casings and in the smoker at 170-175 all afternoon. Also made up 25 lbs of morel mushroom and wild rice brats (no pics of the brats).

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  2. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

  3. [​IMG]Looks very tasty! nice color.

    Happy smoken.

  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice!

    Snack sticks are my new favorite to make!
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    yum yummmm.. sticks are addicting ...
  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Look delicious !
  7. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Real nice. Owens BBQ makes a 7 pepper blend as well, it's pretty darn good.

    I like your smoker too.
  8. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another Minnesota sausage maker, and maker of some great stuff!!  Good eats Westby!!  Reinhard
  9. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks fellas.  I love making fresh and smoked sausages in the winter.  Not much else to do in MN during the winter for me.  I'm not much into sitting over a hole on the ice and I don't snowmobile.  After hunting season is over, it doesn't leave much else to do until spring.
  10. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like the perfect way to pass the time to me!

    When sausage making, I've never been skunked, gotten too cold, broke an arm, or gotten too drun..., well, most of those anyway.  [​IMG]
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great - nice job!!

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the sticks they look great
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy those sticks!

  14. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here! and that Brat recipe sounds good to.
  15. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    DanMcG -

    I used PS Seasoning's blue ribbon brat seasoning mix as my base.  I used 25 lbs of pork cut from butts.  It was a little leaner than usual because I used much of the fatcaps to increase the fat content of my hot sticks mentioned earlier.  The brats were still plenty fatty enough.  To the pork and seasoning I added 2 lbs of finely chopped morels, 1 lb of finely chopped baby portabellas, and 4 cups of wild rice.  The morels were kept in the freezer since May.  I took my "ends and pieces" from busted up morels, diced them up, and cooked them in butter, olive oil and garlic.  Once cooked through, I let them cool and dumped them into a Ziploc bag and froze until I needed them for the recipe.  I decided to re-heat them up and sautéed the portabellas in the morel mixture as well.  I thought this would give a good flavor to the portabellas.  This is the second year I have made these and both years they turned out fantastic.  I think I need to save more morels in 2015 for this recipe.
  16. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Save more? I'd be happy to see one around here. :icon_cry:

    Thanks for sharing the info, I've been wanting to do a beef and shroom sausage, this is a great start.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014
  17. Westby

    Those sticks look great.  I envy any one who get fresh morels.  Those things are great.  I can't find them in Texas.  Had a bunch of them growing up in Kentucky.
  18. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice....I'm still perfecting my snack stix blend/process and might consider a commercially blended product in the near future....Waltons has some interesting looking blends I've been contemplating. Regardless, nice looking sticks and the wild rice & 'shroom Brat sound very interesting to try out.....Willie
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking snack sticks!


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