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Old 11-15-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Snack Stick Mix free of Junk?

Anyone have a good source of a snack stick mix that is free from nitrates, MSG and gluten.

My son has a rare disease that he cannot have any of that junk in his foods.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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With something like snack sticks your going to have a hard time finding a recipe that doesn't call from cure #1. I mean you could do it without the cure but you lose that safety buffer of possible food born parasites. If there is any recipes that don't call for nitrates you can probably find it in the link below.

http://wedlinydomowe.pl/en/
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:07 AM   #3
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There are other ways to cure without Nitrates, just not sure where to find and get mixes or recipes to do it.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #4
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look at sausagemaker.com. They sale a few organic spice kits, believe they use celery juice powder instead of instacure
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:13 PM   #5
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Swreeder70 you are right, there is other ways to cure without nitrates but the reason you use the cure is for food safety. Another way i have read but havn't looked into is using Koji. Koji is a fungus used in fermenting and curing meats. Some of the guys i follow on Salt Cured pig use it to cure whole muscle and make salamis with it. Here is like to give you a little info on it.

http://www.cooksscience.com/articles/feature/koji/

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Old 11-15-2017, 07:45 PM   #6
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Just placed an order from Sausagemaker.com

Organic Snack Stick Mix
Celery Juice Powder (organic cure)

Will see how this works out.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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Just placed an order from Sausagemaker.com

Organic Snack Stick Mix
Celery Juice Powder (organic cure)

Will see how this works out.

Swreeder70, you might want to look into using celery juice powder before you use it... It is naturally high in Nitrates. Here is link to see for yourself.


http://www.meatmythcrushers.com/myth...isleading.html
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:22 PM   #8
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Quite familiar with that video. Lets just say that in supporting someone with this medical condition you learn a lot more than you care to. That video is funded by the "meat institute" and misses some facts and comparisons.

Sodium Nitrate, Nitrate and Nitrites are all different and how you get there sometimes is the difference.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:27 PM   #9
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I really like Sausage Maker Supplies. They are always super helpful. We have 5lbs of snack sticks in the smoker right now. Gary is the guy to talk to there. And he will actually answer the phone if you call.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:05 PM   #10
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Just wanted to report back that I went with a bunch of natural mixes from the Sausagemaker.com and it all turned out fantastic.

We did a 10lb run of natural snack sticks and a 10lb run of Summer Sausage. We did 100% venison. Added a cup of ice water, the recommended amount of spices, celery power for cure and a package of fat free milk powder to each when mixing.

All I can say is WOW, very impressed at how well everything turned out.

Need to shoot another deer so we can make a pile more!
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:21 PM   #11
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Just wanted to report back that I went with a bunch of natural mixes from the Sausagemaker.com and it all turned out fantastic.

We did a 10lb run of natural snack sticks and a 10lb run of Summer Sausage. We did 100% venison. Added a cup of ice water, the recommended amount of spices, celery power for cure and a package of fat free milk powder to each when mixing.

All I can say is WOW, very impressed at how well everything turned out.

Need to shoot another deer so we can make a pile more!
Did you just use celery juice powder instead of #1 or #2 in a recipe? Or buy a mix with the celery powder? Did you replace the fermento in the summer sausage with something?
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #12
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So both of the organic mixes from sausagemaker have everything in them except cure. There is no Fermento used in either recipe.

For cure you can use instacure or replace with Celerey Juice Powder per the directions. I bought the celery juice powder from Sausagemaker.

https://www.sausagemaker.com/natural...nds-s/1986.htm
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