Why the Powdered Milk?



  • We’ve been experimenting with snack stick recipes using powdered milk and eliminating it. It doesn’t seem to make any difference in taste or production, so what is the purpose of the dry (powdered) milk in a snack stick recipe? Thanks!!


  • Walton's Employee

    @Bobmead Most people will use it as a way to increase moisture retention. If your product has enough fat content you really don’t need it. I add carrot fiber to most things I make because it is inexpensive and it gives me a more moist product and offers some yield enhancement. I’m not sure if the Powdered Milk gives you yield enhancement as well.

    Anyone use it often?


  • Power User

    @jonathon
    We never use it in snack sticks. We use 50/50 venison and pork butt mix. Always come out juicy. Just don’t overcook them in the smoker.


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