Help With Making a Smaller Batch of Snack Sticks
I need some help with making a smaller batch of snack sticks. I would like to make 5lbs to make sure I will like it first. I know I need 1 teaspoon of cure #1 for 5lbs of meat. How much sure gel meat binder do I need? Roughly 1 and 1/5th ounces of a 6oz packet?
Thanks in advance
That would be correct.
If you have a small kitchen scale, it should be fairly easy to measure out close to that amount.
If you don’t have a scale, just get as close as you can by “eyeballing” what that 1.2 ounces (1/5 of a package would be).
Sure gel is not going to be something that requires such an extreme level of exactness that you’d hurt anything by using a little too much or a little less than it calls for.
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Thanks for the compliment @wrobben4848!
Good luck in making your snack sticks! Hope it turns out fantastic!
Made the sticks on sunday and they came out great. I made Willies, Pepper Stick, and the Jalapeno. They are all good. I did add 1lb of hi temp chedder cheese to my 10lb batch of the Jalapeno. That is my favorite one, highly recommend it to all.
@Ernie I don’t have a particular recipe but I did make brats with ‘The Sausage King of Walla Walla’ using Walla Walla Sweet Onion juice. He was a notorious sausage maker in my area and only made one type…Sweet Onion. For small batches he would grate or mince the onions fine and squeeze out the excess water and use that for flavoring. Larger batches he would source the liquid from processors.
I would suggest using one of the Excalibur brat seasonings as a base and play around with the juice.
very nice, you look a little twisted lol