Snack Stick Help

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by homebrew, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. I made up a batch of beef snack sticks yesterday and got pressed for time last night and did not get the color I was hoping for. Anything I can do to improve such as putting them in the oven? or just live with them and improve next time?

    Thanks much!
     
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What color are you looking for?
    Cure will change the color...Did you add cure?
    Casings can be "Mahogany"or a "Natural" color
    What color casings did you use?
    Do they taste OK?


    Todd
     
  3. smokinal

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

    The smoke is what changes the outside color.
     
  4. I was looking for a dark red color.  I used a natural color collagen casing. They taste great, next time either more smoke or use a mahogany casing.

     
     
  5. One more thing. I did use cure.

    I'll post pictures tonight.
     
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use mahogany casings
    How long did you smoke them for?

    Todd
     

  7.  I used the following smoke schedule:

    2 hours @ 135 no smoke

    2 hours @ 145 smoke

    2 hours @ 165 smoke
     
  8. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    sounds right hummmm
     

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