Originally Posted by blissful
Munky, I have that KA attachment-though I haven't used it yet. Don't you need casings to make sticks? I always had a tough time finding casings.
I love venison jerky and deer sticks. Let us know how it goes.
I completely forgot to follow up on this one.. Sorry.. Anyways, it worked out beautifully. I'll get some pics posted later today on how we did it.You don't have to have the casings to make these. Since this was just a tester batch. I used the smallest sausage attachment. Next time I'll try the largest. For me it had to be a 2 people job.
I couldn't, once the attachment was connected see to feed the hopper and hold the dehydrating trays. Yep I started recruiting around here. " YOU!...Points to the first one I see.! Don't look busy. Come and give me a hand"
We actually had 3 Lbs. I put it on a scale before we started so that I'd have a better estimate on the dehydrating time. Ran it through the hopper and sausage attachment. It filled 3 trays completely. Made 53 long strips. Dehydrated them for 4 1/2 hours @a temp of 155 degrees. Cut them in half when they were cooled. Filled a 1 gallon sized ziploc bag. At the end I reweighed the sticks. They had dehydrated down to 1Lb 2 oz's.
My son took them to work. The butcher used this technique as an example of what else to do with Venison. Sold some to quite a few customers who were listening in.
The jerky sticks never made it back home. Everybody and the customers to ate them all.
It's ok, nice compliment. Everybody looked good, and I got some more free Venison to make more sticks...