Willies Texas Hot links tuned into Snack sticks & Jap Sticks

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  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I seen Reinhards post the last week on Willies hot links and thought them would be good as a snack stick so here it goes,, I doubled his recipe and made 10lbs of 80/20beef from the freezer.... These will be going to Hunting camp next week. 

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    5 pounds pork butt

    12 oz of good beer

    2 T black pepper

    2 T crushed red pepper

    2 T cayenne

    2 T papricka

    3 T kosher salt

    2 T mustard seeds

    1/4 cup diced garlic

    1 tsp cure #1

    1 cup dry'd powdered milk

    here are the players 


    Powdered milk and Mustard seeds laid out on the beef 


    Beer before cure was added 


     Beer after Cure # 1 was added look at that foam!!! 


    The rest of the players getting all funky 


    all mixed in and let set for a few minutes before adding to the meat 


    All mixed in 


    Next 10lb batch - I love this flavor 


    added beer to this one also, I usually do water but thought what the heck,, I added 10oz drank the other 2 LOL then had to go find more cause they tasted SO GOOD [​IMG]


    All mixed up, this sat in the fridge while we were stuffing the first batch and boy was it mixed good when we mixed it into the meat.


    Stuffing into 21MM Mahogany casings 


    Did not want to start another strand so Found a piece of 19mm but it was brittle and blew out, then I made a caseless log out of the bottom of the LEM Stuffer 


    The above pic you can see I only had two blow outs on the Mahogany casing 


    In the smoker at 130 for 2hrs then I will bump 10* each hour till Smoker temp gets to 170 and IT gets to 152*  That Probe I am using just to double check smoker temp 

    FULL SMOKER TODAY ON LABOR DAY 

    Thanks for Looking 

    DS 
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin great DS, them are gonna be tasty ! I know Willies recipe is tasty, but have you done them jap sticks before ? Might have to try that someday soon ! A couple cold ones & a smoker are just meant to be together... LOL. :biggrin:

    :beercheer:
     
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tuned???WTH????? 

    Fat fingers on the puter this morning I guess LOL 

    DS
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WHB I have done the Jap sticks many times, this one has a hint of some Mex/taco seasoning in it and man is it ever good 

    Yep going to mow the yard  and kick back and watch Mariners today and have a cold one(s) as I wait for the sticks to get done.

    DS 
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is the way to use Light Beer LOL Sticks lookin good so far. Good Luck and safe Hunting

    Richie

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  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DS, Nice looking sticks sir , well done ! [​IMG]
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look mighty tasty! Good luck at hunting camp!
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Tropics, beer and sticks headed to camp LOL 
    Thanks CM 
    B thanks, I should have been hunting this weekend it was nice and cool they should be bugling full time now, Did not go cause had a niece get married.

    Thanks everyone 

    DS
     
     
  9. c farmer

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

    Looks great.

    Money shot?
     
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks,

    Coming up 

    DS
     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off, I would like to say that I hope everyone had a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. 

    God bless our troops, Vets, and the good ol' USA 


    Yumm!! and done!!




    Below shot are the Texas Hots and boy are they hot!! Thanks Chef Willie & Reinhard for the recipe [​IMG][​IMG]


    Below are the Jalapeno Snack Sticks - both are awesome!! 


    Sorry for the bad pics, I Just gave one to a guinea pig  [​IMG]  I meant co-worker some,,,,,,,and he like the Jap sticks and then he tried the Texas hot links and had to grab a water and his eyes teared up[​IMG]  [​IMG]  that means job well done. He is one of the guys that always runs around sayin he can eat anything hot.[​IMG] ( he only had one) 

    Thanks, and hope you enjoy. 

    DS 
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking sticks DS!
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks DS just got back from elk camp and will have to say these were a big hit. 

    DS 
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was it a successful hunt? Will we be seeing Elk sticks soon?
     
  15. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You did a great job on those sticks!!! Hope you had some luck with the elk hunt.  Best part of it is just being there.  [​IMG]Reinhard.
     
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope,,,, Had one bugling right behind camper from 7:30 at night till 3 in the morning, he would bugle every 15 - 30mins or so, So being the tired hunter that morning, I went right out at dawn and do you think he would talk?? Dang them man,,,,[​IMG] No sign or anything like up and vanished, but he will be there next weekend and hope to have some cloud cover so he can come and play with me in the daylight. Seen some nice rubs thou. Hope to have Elk sticks soon. 

    DS 
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, I would love some of those. Points.

    Disco
     
  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir even thou my hunting buddy could not make it this time I had a great time 



    Some for the company and maybe after dinner drink 


    Dinner time 


    Spuds and onions in the tin foil with some butter and salt and pepper


    Plated up 


    Dinner is done - kicked back enjoying the night air. 


    No complaints on the dinner since I was the only one here LOL 

    DS 
     
  19. mkriet

    mkriet Smoking Fanatic

    Those snack sticks look great.  Trying these next time, with maybe a little less kick.  I don't want them so hot you can't eat them, but want some kick.  Thanks
     
  20. mkriet

    mkriet Smoking Fanatic

    Btw, where do you buy your casings at?  What kind are they?  

    I've just bought the LEM collagen casings, but they don't have the strings at the ends. 
     

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