Sticks are a lot of work to mix.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rod g15, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    When mixing a ten pound batch, by hand, of Nepas snack sticks the meat gets so stiff and sticky after a minute or two that it's really hard on my hands and wrists. There's a cup of water in the recipe. I added two more cups as I was mixing to make it a little easier to mix. Does that dilute the mixture or have any negative affects on the finished product? I know, I know! Buy a mixer! That's my next purchase.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No I do it all the time. A little extra water won't hurt at all. 

    It will make it easier to stuff.

    Especially if you are using the small stuffing tube.

  3. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    Thanks Al. Gonna make these sticks skinless, so I basically use the stuffer to extrude the meat. So no problem with getting them to go thru the stuffing tube. Do some of you guys do it that way too?
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use a jerky gun for caseless. Since the stuffer doesn't move it's difficult to do caseless.
  5. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

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    rod g15 Smoke Blower

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  7. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    My way of using the stuffer for skinless snack sticks.
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