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Offline razor sharp

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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2012, 01:19:04 PM »
Thanks.  Youll never save money doing it yourself (unless your processing your own wild game) but you can adjust the flavor to suit your own tasts. You can also dry them for longer  preservation without refrigeration if you needed too. Ive never gone that far though. I know its not as simple as jerky and spoiled meat can be dangerouse.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2012, 04:10:25 PM »
Thanks for showing us the process Razor. My father in law just got a new smoker, maybe I will give this a try sometime.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
Thanks for showing us the process Razor. My father in law just got a new smoker, maybe I will give this a try sometime.
i do all my jerky, sausage and other smoked meats in it. mines a gas one. id love to have a bigger one, electric with a programable thermastat  :love:
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2012, 04:43:06 PM »
Thank you Razor, that was very educational.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2012, 05:20:58 PM »
your welcome muddy, its not hard, but it can be easy to mess up. im hoping my early mistakes help keep people from repeating them.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2012, 09:23:23 PM »
Good information and a great post Razor. Its fine in this section. Thanks for your time and trouble.   :arigato:
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2012, 09:44:42 PM »
thank you swede.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2013, 02:29:01 PM »
Awesome post bro! 
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2013, 02:30:01 PM »
thanks Watcher!
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2013, 08:00:14 AM »
Officially hungry now, thanks a lot!   :mad:






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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 09:03:31 AM »
Thanks kbob! I take that as a compliment   ;)
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 03:42:03 PM »
A smoker is now on my list of items for purchase this year.   Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2013, 03:47:22 PM »
If your really cheap you can make one pretty easy. Any old washing machine, drier, sheetmetal.  Metal cabinet. 55 gallin drum. Old metal refrigerator  Etc.   All you need is a way to regulate the temp and alow smoke to flow so it dosnt stale.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2013, 03:55:46 PM »
i did see a terific electric smoker with thermestat control for less than 90 bucks on some websight. might have been sportsmans guide. or cabellas, not sure. id like to have that.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2013, 08:32:09 AM »
just letting anyone know, i made some with cheese chunks in it. Ive used block cheese before and it just made a gooey mess. i know you can get high temperature cheese from the locker but its expensive and our locker only sells it in 5 pound bags.  so i tried real Wisconsin cheese curds this time. cut them up into little chunks and added them to the meat mix.  it worked. they are a little soft but still slice up with the meat and are not dripping out when you cut into it.  just a helpfull tip from my experimenting i thought id pass on.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2013, 08:45:25 AM »
next time ill use more cheese. this was just an experiment.

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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2013, 11:44:27 AM »
i did see a terific electric smoker with thermestat control for less than 90 bucks on some websight. might have been sportsmans guide. or cabellas, not sure. id like to have that.
I have an electric smoker and all it does is smoke. You put a pan of not much more then saw dust on the burner and it smokes but wont cook the meat. It just gives it the burnt wood flavor then you have to finish cooking it in some thing else.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2013, 11:51:25 AM »
I have an electric smoker and all it does is smoke. You put a pan of not much more then saw dust on the burner and it smokes but wont cook the meat. It just gives it the burnt wood flavor then you have to finish cooking it in some thing else.
yep. its for whats called cold smoking. a guy i know just built a smoker that can do both cold and hot smoking. its electric and programable. you just put everything in it including the sawdust or chips. it dries the meat then turns the smoker on and automatically adjusts the temps. you set it and when the meat hits the right temp on the meat probe it shuts itself down.   im going to build one this summer when i have a little overtime.
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Re: Making homade summer sausage and beef sticks
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2013, 09:25:35 AM »
OOPS! I forgot one little detail when I posted this.  when you add the cold water to your seasoning mix you use one oz. per pound of berger.  I cant belive I left that out  doh.gif ive forgotten too before and it still comes out ok, just not as moist.
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