Spicy Beef Stick (Snack Stick) Recipe

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Here is the recipe that Paul Fowler was inspired by for his Spicy Beef Sticks.
Originally re-posted by user pensrock at the Bradley Smoker Forum.
NOTE: Paul Fowler uses at 70/30 Beef/Pork Mix and does not use the ECA (Encapsulated Citric Acid) mentioned in the original recipe below.

Greg’s Spicy Beef Sticks
10 pound recipe (5# recipe below)
10 pound burger or venison (85/15)
(Venison can also be used, just add 10-15% beef or pork fat to the venison.)
2 tsp. Pink Instacure
6 Tbls. Salt
1 Tbls. Black pepper
1 Tbls. Red pepper (I used chipotle)
1 Tbls. Garlic salt
1 Tbls. Accent (optional)
1-1/2 Tbls. Sugar
2 tsp. Cayenne pepper (add more for additional heat)
1 tsp. Paprika
1-1/2 Tbls. Crushed red pepper (I ran thru spice mill just a little to break up seeds)
1 Tbls. Hot sauce (I used Franks Xhot)
1 Cup water (mix hot sauce into water with sugar and salt)
2 Tbls. Encapsulated citric acid (optional)

Mix hot sauce, sugar, water and salt together.
Mix other dry ingredients well except ECA.
Put wet and dry ingredients on meat and mix well.
Just before stuffing mix in ECA.
Stuff into sheep casings or small stick size casings (17-19mm).
Smoke 1-1/2-2 hours at 150-160 F. Then bump temp up to 175 till IT measures 152 F. Continue until desired dryness or dehydrate further for slim jim like dryness. Can stop at 152 IT for fresh snack stick style.

5 pound recipe
5 pounds of burger or venison (85/15)
(Venison can also be used, just add 10-15% beef or pork fat to the venison.)
1 tsp. Pink Instacure
3  Tbls. Salt
1-1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1-1/2 tsp. Red Pepper (I used chipotle)
1-1/2 tsp. Garlic salt
2 tsp.. Accent (optional)
2 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper (add more for additional heat)
½ tsp. Paprika
2  tsp. Crushed red pepper (I ran thru spice mill just a little to break up seeds)
2 tsp. Hot sauce (I used Franks Xhot)
½ Cup Water (mix hot sauce into water with sugar and salt)
1 Tbls. Encapsulated citric acid (optional)

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