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Offline stantonl

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Snack Sticks
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:45:20 am »
I'm going to try and make my first batch of snack sticks and wanted to make sure I had a good plan. I would like to grind/stuff the sticks tonight and smoke tomorrow. Is it ok to do this with collagen casing? I thought I read it somewhere before on here that you shouldn't let them sit in the fridge, but I can't find it now.

I also wanted to say thanks to you guys for all of the great information on this site.

Larry

Offline Tenpoint5

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Re: Snack Sticks
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 08:36:27 am »
Letting the sticks sit overnight in collagen casings can cause the casings to weaken and also make your sticks dry. Because the collagen will absorb the moisture out of the meat.
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Offline Sailor

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Re: Snack Sticks
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 09:52:15 am »
Letting the sticks sit overnight in collagen casings can cause the casings to weaken and also make your sticks dry. Because the collagen will absorb the moisture out of the meat.
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Offline stantonl

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Re: Snack Sticks
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 10:25:25 am »
Thanks. I'll do the whole process tomorrow instead.


Larry