How long do you ice bath snack sticks?
Cooling. To help set the casing to the meat and also prevent wrinkling we need to shower the snack sticks when they are done cooking or put them in an ice water bath. It should only take around 10 minutes to get the temperature to drop down.
What size tube Do I need to make snack sticks?
3/8″ NARROW Sausage stuffer tube for Snack Sticks, Slim Jims, Pepperoni sticks etc. FITS Standard size stuffer with 2 1/16″ base diameter.
What size are brat casings?
Natural Hog Casings: Use for: brats, franks or metts. Size: 32mm-35mm (1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″) Edible.
Do you need a mixer to make snack sticks?
Using a meat mixer is preferred to hand mixing when making snack sticks. We need to make sure we get a lot of protein extraction, and that is a bit more difficult to achieve in hand mixing but still a possibility to do if you don’t have an actual meat mixer.
What kind of casing do you use for snack sticks?
Snack Sticks are a meat snack and semi-dried sausage that are stuffed into a small diameter casing. Typically a collagen casing is used, but it is also acceptable to use natural casings or even make skinless snack sticks.
What’s the best way to cook snack sticks?
Either hang on smoke sticks or lay on racks in your smokehouse or oven. Just be sure to leave a slight gap between the snack sticks. A simple cooking schedule you can follow is here: To help set the casing to the meat and also prevent wrinkling we need to shower the snack sticks when they are done cooking or put them in an ice water bath.
What kind of grinder do you need to make snack sticks?
Start the initial grind with a 3/8in (10mm) grinder plate, then grind a second time through a 1/8in (3mm) grinder plate. Always use a sharp grinder knife and plate. This will help you retain a better particle definition, color, and help prevent any smearing of the meat.