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Offline ctom

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6 nice sticks
« on: 10/28/17 12:57 UTC »
...of pepperoni stuffed up this morning and now resting for 24 hours before getting some slow heat. Pepperoni is one of those sausages I shouldn't have in the house. I can't leave the stuff alone. These 2 pound sticks are the traditional pork and beef and are stuffed into 1 7/8" casings which is just a hair larger than most pepperonis you find I the stores for pizza use. Sandwich pepperoni is stuff into 3 3/4" casing but those suckers are hard to work with when you're doing this solo. I have the grinder and stuffing tube plugs in the fry pan right now...this part I like about doing this alone as I don't have to share. I'll get a picture tomorrow when the are finished and ready to hang.

Offline Paneltruck.lures

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #1 on: 10/28/17 18:08 UTC »
That sounds great nothing beats pepperoni on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Last weekend my 14 year old niece got a buck and a doe off my land. My wife and I unknowingly texted my brother in law during the work day Tuesday about the same time asking where our summer sausage was. We were told the meat was going to bleed for 7 days and we needed to chill out.  :D
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Online basscatlildave

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #2 on: 10/28/17 21:32 UTC »
Sounds awesome.

Offline ctom

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #3 on: 10/29/17 10:49 UTC »
The longer of these sticks are about 19" and about 1/8" wider than a silver dollar.

They'll rest today yet then get the heat tomorrow. Its a slowwwww process to get these to 160 degrees, about 5 hours and they have to be heated off the pan so they don't sit in rendered grease. I use jerky screens that span the width of the cookie sheet under the sticks so they can drip as they heat. Makes for a much nicer product in the end. After the heating I let them cool naturally then hang them for a week, maybe two if the weather cooperates. Hanging helps get some more moisture out of the meat which works better on pizza...or just snacking.

Offline Mike J

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #4 on: 10/29/17 10:52 UTC »
Sounds way good Tom. Ide likely just eat them like deer sticks lol.

Online Muskygary

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #5 on: 10/29/17 10:59 UTC »
Yes, sounds like a great snack while sitting in a tree stand!

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #6 on: 10/29/17 11:42 UTC »
Looks good already they would for sure make great snack sticks as my favorite option. On pizza with black olives and banana peppers would be great as well.
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Online WALLEYE WACKER

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #7 on: 10/29/17 11:53 UTC »
Them are some great looking sticks Tom

Offline Apdriver

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #8 on: 10/29/17 17:57 UTC »
Nice looking stuff Tom. I’m glad you feel good enough to do stuff like this after your surgery. That’s good news.

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Re: 6 nice sticks
« Reply #9 on: 10/29/17 18:09 UTC »
YUM ! I'd like to learn how to make sausages , hotdogs and whatnot some day.