bocephus Me too. There will be three of us again, we were hoping to bump it to five, but scheduling issues. We are in the middle of nowhere off the grid and look forward to spending the last night in a motel, need a shower and a comfortable place to sleep after two weeks on the ranch. We will go through a couple bottles, but it is early to bed unless we are hunting pigs.
I’m making a 7lb batch of willies snack sticks. I am going to use carrot fiber instead of sure gel.
My question is how do I use the carrot fiber? Do I as it to water or to the meat itself? If I use water how much?
dc2lane For carrot fiber add it to your meat just before, or after, you add the water to mix in the seasoning and cure. For water you can add 2 qt of ice cold water and 4 oz (or a full package, might be just below 4 oz) of carrot fiber. Now, if you are stuffing into larger diameter (19 or 21mm) casings then you don’t really need to add the full 2 qts. It will make stuffing much easier but it will increase your cook time as you will need to cook that out of snack stick during the cooking process.
4 ounces of carrot fiber for 7 pounds of meat? Seems like too much carrot fiber for that amount of meat. But, I have been, and probably am wrong here.
renaldo No you are right! For some reason I thought you were doing a 25 lb batch! For 7 lb the correct amount of carrot fiber would be 1.1 oz and for water don’t use more than 16 oz.
Thanks for the help!