- 1 Do snack sticks need to cure?
- 2 How long dehydrate deer snack sticks?
- 3 Can I use jerky seasoning for snack sticks?
- 4 How much water do you add to snack sticks?
- 5 Do you have to hang sausage to smoke it?
- 6 What kind of meat do you use for snack sticks?
- 7 What kind of wood should I use to smoke a snack stick?
- 8 Do venison snack sticks need to be refrigerated?
- 9 How long should you smoke venison snack sticks?
- 10 Can I use regular cheese in snack sticks?
- 11 Do you use water when smoking snack sticks?
- 12 How much fat do you put in venison snack sticks?
- 13 How do you know when jerky sticks are done?
Do snack sticks need to cure?
I like to cure the meat overnight before grinding. I do this mostly out of habit, but you can grind then cure. Smaller pieces make for a faster more complete cure. If you stuff then put in the refrigerator, I would not cover so the surface can dry out.
How long dehydrate deer snack sticks?
Transfer the snack sticks to a preheated dehydrator to 160℉. Dehydrate snack sticks for 2 hours. Do not let snack sticks internal temperature rise above 160℉. Fill you sink with ice water, and then add snack sticks to ice water bath for 10 minutes.
Can I use jerky seasoning for snack sticks?
@retired-railroader Yes, you can absolutely use Jerky Seasoning to make Snack Sticks and vice versa, many people do this! If you use a seasoning that is made for snack sticks, summer sausage or brats it might give a slightly stronger taste in jerky so if you want to back it off a little that’s fine.
How much water do you add to snack sticks?
- 1 cup of water = ½ lb. of water.
- 2 tablespoons = 1 oz. of Snack Stick Seasoning.
- 2 Cups of Water And.
- 14 Tablespoons of Snack Stick Seasoning.
- 20 lbs. of lean venison and 5 lbs.
- 8 lbs. of lean venison and 2 lbs.
- 20 lbs. of lean beef and 5 lbs.
- 8 lbs. of lean beef and 2 lbs.
Do you have to hang sausage to smoke it?
There is no reason you can ‘t air dry your sausage before taking it to the smoker, as long as the humidity isn’t too high. Put the hanging or racked sausage in an area that allows good air circulation all around them, and let them rest until they have dried to the touch.
What kind of meat do you use for snack sticks?
Snack sticks can be made from just about any type of meat, from beef, pork, chicken, other poultry, wild game, or a combination of meats. Walton’s recommends using a lean to fat ratio of at least 80/20, and many times a 30% fat ratio, with a maximum of 40% fat.
What kind of wood should I use to smoke a snack stick?
Sticks can handle a pretty good load of smoke. I usually use 4-5 ounces of wood and have used Hickory, Cherry, White and Red Oak, and Maple. Hickory is probably my favorite and is my go to wood if I had to only pick one wood to use.
Do venison snack sticks need to be refrigerated?
The slim Jims in the store are not refrigerated. If your going to use the LEM snack stick seasoning they will be moist. The cure in the LEM mix will allow them to be counter safe for 3 to 4 days. Dont store them in a zip lock bag, the sticks need to breath.
How long should you smoke venison snack sticks?
1. Start at 130* for 1 to 1.5 hours (no smoke or water in the pan) This gives the casings time to dry some. 2. 140* with smoke for 2 hours.
Can I use regular cheese in snack sticks?
Re: regular cheeese/ snack sticks or summer sausage I have done regular cheese with sticks and SS with great results. One thing to remember you will need to cube the cheese in 1/4″ or smaller cubes.
Do you use water when smoking snack sticks?
Personally, I have never used water while smoking any meats. I have not found it necessary. Get the correct ratio of fat in the sausage and add a little moisture to the spice/cure mix to get it to flow into the casing and you are good to go.
How much fat do you put in venison snack sticks?
30% x 20% = 6% of the total sausage + 70% venison that is ~5% is 3.5% so you will have 9.5% fat. a lot of people swear by 70/30 venison to pork butt and some people like 90/10 ratio for snack sticks so this might be subjective, but i like a minimum of 20% fat.
How do you know when jerky sticks are done?
Check the surface. Pay close attention to the appearance of the jerky’s surface. If it looks greasy and is soft to the touch then it still needs more time in the dehydrator. The ideal bit of jerky should be dry to the touch, and very leather-like in appearance.