Discussion in 'Sausage' started by whiskeypapa, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Wanted to use up some of the venison from last year.  Took five pounds of venison and five pounds of pork, ground them together in a medium plate.


    Using my LEM 22 grinder


    My seasonings mixed ( my own recipe ), then I added whole milk, eggs and high temp cheese.


    All mixed up and going to the fridge for the night.


    Using my FB Dyck stuffer and a #26 casing ( colagen )


    And with my wife's help, we stuffed them in 6" lenghts.


    All stuffed and waiting for the smoker to heat up


    Out of the smoker after an IT of 160, then sprayed with cold water to lower the IT to 100, then hung for an hour to bloom


    Ready for the vacuum packaging, and some for immediate eating


    Some sliced shots.  A real hit with all who ate them.


    Thanks for looking.
  2. smokinal

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

    They look great, nice job!
  3. tjohnson

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

    A recipe would be GREAT!

    My snack sticks shrink.  How do you keep your from shrinking?

    They Look Awesome!

  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look terrific...
  5. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look deadly!
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Those look great! [​IMG]
  7. Smokie Recipe:

    use 10 lbs of meat - any combination

    Grind meat in 3/16 grinder plate once

    Mix up - 2 C Soya Protein Concentrate

                 1 T Ground White Pepper

                 1 T Mace

                 1 t Ground Ginger

                 1 T Ground Nutmeg

                 5 T Salt

                 2 t Insta Cure ( Pink Salt )

    Blend in - 3 C Whole Milk - Ice Cold

                   3 Large Eggs

    Mix in seasoning and let stand in fridge for 24 hours or overnight

    Stuff in your favorite casing - I use a #29  ( I said 26 in the Q-view - my mistake )

    Bring internal temp to 160 then take out and spray with ice cold water until it reaches 100.  Then let hang at room temp for one hour or so to let it bloom.

    This will help with the shrinkage.

    Place in cooler for at least four hours - preferrably overnight - then package or EAT.
  8. If you want cheese smokies - add 1 lb of your favorite cheese.  I use high temp cheddar or high temp jalapeno jack
  9. The internal temp of the sausage MUST be lowered as fast as possible to 100 deg.  I spray with ice cold water.  This system works everytime on any sausage I make so that it does not shrink.  Then let it bloom for an hour or so at room temp then put in the fridge or cooler.

  10. tjohnson

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

    I like the recipe

    I dunk my snack sticks into an ice water bath.

    They still taste good, but look wrinkly

    Does the Soy Protein help with shrinkage too?

  11. It may help but some of my other recipes don't call for it and they don't shrivel up either.
  12. Looks Delicious!

    Did you smoke the smokies as well? If so, for how long and at what temp with the smoke on and what type of wood did you use??

  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excellent!!
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job will have to try that one for sure.....[​IMG]
  15. I smoke them with white hickory for approx. 3-4 hours or until the internal temp reaches 160 degrees.  I preheat the smoker to 160 degrees then put in the product and add the smoke chips to the pan at the same time.  In about 1/2 hour it starts to smoke and I don't open it until the IT reaches 160.
  16. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  17. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    Yummy looking sticks, WhiskeyPapa. I'll have to give those a try.[​IMG]
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Those look yummO for sure. Now I haven't tried putting cheese in my snack sticks yet. Did you use high temp cheese ?
  19. Yes, I use the high temp cheese.  If you use just regular cheese it seems to disappear into the meat.

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