Slims Jims last night

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by goat, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I made my first slims jims last night. I had everything set and the meat ready to stuff, so I thought. I had ordered 16mm collagen casings and a stuffer tube for them. I put the tube on the stuffer, but could not get the casings to go over the tube. Either I ordered the wrong size tube or they sent the wrong size tube. I found that if I pulled (unraveled) the casings, I could then get short lengths of it on the stuffing tube, so I stuffed 10 lbs of slims jims in approximately 6 to 8 ft sections. Oh well, when I was finished smoking them, I cut them into 8 inch pieces anyway. Oh yes, about 2 AM I ordered the correct stuffing tube.
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  2. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Those look good, Goat! [​IMG]

    This is probably a dumb question, but... have you sampled any yet?
     
  3. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Homebrew, They taste as good as they look.
     
  4. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    That's what I figured. And I was pretty sure that most of the folks around here couldn't create eats like that without sampling along the way... just to make sure it was tasting right.[​IMG]
     
  5. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are "great" goat. ...[​IMG] ...and ya used your new smoker ? Is it to your liking ?
     
  6. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cajun, So far it is working just like the book said it would.
     
  7. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Book ????? What book ?????
     
  8. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cajun, I thought I told you I wrote a book about that smoker.
     
  9. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That is what I had, was a 1/2 inch tube. I needed and have ordered a 3/8" tube for those 16mm casings.
     
  10. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    After re-reading all the posts and such.......guess you did write a book. My mistake .... [​IMG] ... [​IMG]
     
  11. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Goat those are great lookin snack sticks , haven't done those yet , but there on the list [​IMG] thanks for sharing the q-view [​IMG]
     
  12. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look perfect Daryle. [​IMG] How hot did you run the smoker and how long did ya smoke them? Did the whole string of sausage cook evenly, or did the top get done quicker than the bottom? Did you stick a probe in any of them, or just go by feel? Ok, thats it for, "fourty questions for today" [​IMG]
     
  13. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    goat
    Nice looking sticks, you nailed it your first try; congrats !!! Seems you can not have a large enough selection of tube sizes on hand, sooner or later they all get used.
     
  14. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Well done Goat, looks great!!![​IMG]
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great goat! [​IMG]
     
  16. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Big arm,
    Here are the temps, 130*/1 hr, 145*w/ smoke/3 hrs, 160*w/smoke/1 hr, and 180* until it reached 155*. I put a probe in the bottom end of 2 sticks and when they both read 155*, I took it out of the smoker.
     
  17. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    daryle

    those look great good job now its time for the venison bacon hope you have better luck with it then i did

    huey
     
  18. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The venison bacon is out of the smoker and in the fridg. I will slice tomorrow and compare notes with you.
     
  19. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    those look great goat. where did you get the 16mm casing from? smallest i've found is 22 mm.
     
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Daryle

    They look fantastic! [​IMG]

    I have to unravel mine casings for slim jims also. I haven't found a 3/8" for the 5 lbs stuffer but it works!


    BWT The jerky is very good also! Perect amount of pepper!
     

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