This may help you, i use the top version with the 2qts to 25lbs meat block
Is there an easy way to convert a bratwurst seasoning to be a snack stick, possibly by adding a cure to the mix?
I’m specifically interested in using Apple Bratwurst seasoning to make snack sticks.
woodduck i have done this a couple times with bratwurst seasoning as a stick. Been having great luck with doing 20lbs of meat to the seasoning to up the salt content. I of course add cure and sure gel binder with it. The only thing i would strongly recommend is adding cheese with your meat for something like this just in case it is a little too salty. The cheese to me acts as a kind of cushion to the salt.
woodduck what Darkfish89 says is accurate, salt content is going to be different in a snack stick seasoning than a fresh sausage seasoning as we are wanting more salt to help solubilize the proteins in the meat. So, a good starting point is 20 lb of meat to a bag designed to do 25 lb, but that doesn’t mean it will be perfect, might take some dialing in.
I LOVE the Apple Brat and I can’t believe I have never thought to do it as a stick. Like darkfish says, add cheese, both for his reason (cushion) and because cheddar cheese with apple is the best combination of cheese to seasoning!
Just ordered the seasoning, and can’t wait to try this out.
In a snack stick is the size of the cheese ok, but should the pieces be cut say in half because the snack stick is smaller in diameter.