Is this encapsulated Acid?
Darren8167 last edited by
Hello everyone. I am new to this site and I have a question. First off I am making meat sticks with seasonings from waltons. I forgot to order encapsulated acid So I had to go to a local butcher shop and ask to buy some from them. This is what they sold me.
I looked on Waltons website and Excalibur’s site and came up empty. I am doing 75 lbs of sticks and don’t want to mess them up. I want to make sure that this is the right stuff to use. Thanks in advance for your help.
@Darren8167 Smooth Acid does have encapsulated citric acid in it, as well as some lactic acid and other ingredients. However, while it will work for your purposes, it will not have as much tang as regular Encapsulated Citric Acid. As the name implies Smooth Acid is designed to impart a smoother taste.
@mcmillenbr Need some more details. 5 pound batch? How much water are you using? I have never had water run out.
I tried making snack sticks for the second time. This time I added citric acid for some tang. The mix never got sticky and when I stuffed the casing it was not smooth and the water seperated and ran out on the counter top. The meat was like little seperated lumps in the casings. After cooking, they tasted good, but the texture was like compressed saw dust.
Do you have a recipe to share?