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Old 02-11-2016, 10:10 AM   #1
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I will be grinding up some duck this weekend to makes sticks out of. do any of you make your own and do you have any tips or suggestions?

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I always take a mix of honkers, ducks and snow geese to the local locker and have them do it for me. They usually mix the fowl meat with a certain % of beef or pork fat or something like that.

That being said, I've taken mine to another locker and they weren't good. A guy doesn't want them dry that's for sure and depending on how many you are making, a quality vacuum sealer is a must.

I like mine mixed with cheddar cheese the best.
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The only sticks we make are snow geese, and with those we found its necessary to mix with deer or pork otherwise they never turned out good. Mix with a certain percentage deer and wild pork and they turned out delicious.
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The only sticks we make are snow geese, and with those we found its necessary to mix with deer or pork otherwise they never turned out good. Mix with a certain percentage deer and wild pork and they turned out delicious.
pork sausage or like pork shoulder? I do have a wild pig quartered in the freezer I could use
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i would highly recommend taking them to a locker vs doing it yourself...find a locker that someone has used before and been happy with. we had our duck/goose sticks made in one place that was nasty, but the locker my dad and brother uses now is pretty top notch. i had 25+ packages of goose/duck sticks that i picked up in december at christmas and i'm down to about 5 left already. people really like them. my buddy out here who makes a lot of sausage and such looked into making them himself and by the time he bought the casings, pork/pork fat and seasoning he was into it for about the same price as having the locker do it...and you have the labor and smoking time involved AND if you screw it up, basically the whole batch is a waste.
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pork sausage or like pork shoulder? I do have a wild pig quartered in the freezer I could use
Just fresh ground wild pork.
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That's the only way I do my geese and ducks is in sticks. I always mix 50/50 with ground pork. Fareway will have a 10 lbs tube in stock usually. Just use the LEM or Hi Mountain snack stick mix. You can mix in hi temp cheese or anything really. Follow the directions. The pepperoni with some red pepper flakes mixed in is awesome. If you can come across a stuffer or you have some extra money and you think you will do this once/twice a year, do it!!! Makes the experience actually enjoyable. Without one it sucks. I built my smoker around doing sticks every year. Made 80 lbs last May, they didn't make it to November. It's worth a try. Good luck.
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We made 70lbs of somersausage out of ours last year. But my buddy has the stuffer, grinder and smoker so it was easy. Pork burger for Sam's at a $1/lb is what we used. And added some pepper jack to it. Mmmm mmm, makes me hungry again!
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thanks fellas, my buddy did it last year so he has a good idea of what to do, I bought a stuffer and we are using his grinder. I was mostly curious of how much sausage to use, thanks for the answer! he already has the high temp cheese and casings so ill pick up a lil pork and start experimenting. maybe ill post some pics if I remember
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Make sure you get your old lady in there helping out as well. You must get her trained early in life. That way later she can do it for ya.
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Make sure you get your old lady in there helping out as well. You must get her trained early in life. That way later she can do it for ya.
baby steps, doug, baby steps. she has the house work down and doesn't bitch about the decoy hoarding I can live with doing the cooking for now
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thanks fellas, my buddy did it last year so he has a good idea of what to do, I bought a stuffer and we are using his grinder. I was mostly curious of how much sausage to use, thanks for the answer! he already has the high temp cheese and casings so ill pick up a lil pork and start experimenting. maybe ill post some pics if I remember
Made 50# a couple weeks ago with 40% pork and 3# of high temp cheese. Turned out good. IMO the natural casings taste better than synthetic
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