papaG hi thanks for your reply. I will have to look at Walton snack stick stick tutorial. I have made snack sticks but sometimes when I make them when I get the ph or water activity tests back I find that one or the other is outside of the acceptable ranges for shelf stable so I wondered how much citric acid or water to use so i could get consistant results.
Difference between snack stick and jerky spice blends
Hello, I was just wondering what the difference is between your jalapeño snack stick blend and your jalapeño jerky spice blend. Is there binder added to the snack stick blend or something?
chippewa The difference is in the particle size and the amount of seasoning. The snack stick seasoning is 1.5 lb of seasoning to make 25 lb and the jerky is .65 lb to make 25 lb as one is going to be topical and the other is mixed into the seasoning. The snack stick requires protein extraction so it will have a different salt content as well.
Now, you can use the jerky to make snack sticks and the snack sticks to make jerky, just know that if you use a snack stick seasoning to make jerky it might have a stronger taste than you are used to!