Chocolate and Candy! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Chocolate and Candy!
With Halloween right around the corner we wanted to see what would happen if we took some chocolate and cold smoked it. Once I got to the store though I saw some other candy and decided grab some of that as well!
Chocolate of your choice
Candy of your choice
InstructionsTake whatever Chocolate or other Candy you want to try to add a smoke flavor to and put it in a foil pan. Since the Chocolate and some of the Candies might melt you are better off trying to do a cold smoke. I used the Amaze-N-Tube Smoker and filled it with Hickory Pellets, I then used a propane torch to get them light and put them in our smoker with no heat. I let them sit in the smoker for an hour and kept the smoldering pellets as far away from the candy as possible.
So, Will it BBQ?
Some of you are going to think we are crazy for even trying this but the Reeses Peanutbutter Cups, the Hershey’s with Almonds and the Snickers all came out really tasty! Picked up a good amount of smoke but wasn’t overpowering, similar to what you get with a s’mores if you held your marshmallows over a fire. We also did Peach Rings, Gummy Bears and Candy Corns to see how they would do, really I just wanted some Candy! The peach rings were really good, they tasted a lot like a grilled peach, the Gummy Bears were alot better without the smoke and the candy corns are disgusting no matter what! We also did some gum just to see what would happen, they did not pick up much smoke and the small amount that was picked up did not add anything good to the gum.
Shop Walton’s for Weston 30 in Vertical Smoker
Broil King Baron S440 Gas Grill
H Summer Sausage Seasoning
Cooked a batch of summmer in PK 100 casings are 1 7/8 by 12 cooked at 120 for one hour then 140 two hours then 180 tell internal of 152 but when I went to pull them the fat had liquefied any ideas
Tom T from Boise, ID
Oh… I ground the pork fat and the venison at the same time. 2 chunks of venison, 1 chunk of pork, back and forth…
Yes… sure cure and sure gel binder. The venison and pork fat were both still partially frozen when I ground them. First through the large course plate, then again through the small plate. (Not sure of sizes, but these are the plates i normally use for summer sausage). I probably should have put the meat back in the freezer before seasoning but i was pressed for time. I mixed by hand for 14 or 15 minutes. I also think I might have added to much water. The video said 2 quarts for wild game 2 pints for fatty pork. I put in 1 quart and about another cup. I mixed until it got tacky and then mixed some more. The meat seemed soupy to me but the video said that would be ok.
The shriveling occurred before I bumped the temp up. I was using a digital thermometer with a probe, when the temp stalled for a couple hours, I suspected the temp might be reading inaccurately so I opened the door to confirm with a dial thermometer. The digital was accurate but the sausage was already shriveling.
Another thing that bothered me was the casings… these had perforations for some reason. I e never used perforated casings before and seemed like I was losing a pot of moisture through them. Did I have the wrong casings? The other fibrous casings in the catalog said you were supposed to poke them anyway.