Well, I only got the snack sticks done yesterday. Another problem I ran into is they snapped as I was taking them out of the smoker to put in the sous vide. Like a dummy (this is a trend, I admit), I just dropped them in the water and figured it would be fine. Got them done, in the ice bath, take them out…there’s fat all over the outside of the sticks. The flavor is really good - I mean, it’s Willy’s so of course it is - but I am thinking I didn’t mix well enough, and then when they snapped, the fat got on the outside.
So, they’re slightly gross from that. Not sure how to get the fat off, lol. Still have to do the summer and pepperoni. And I have a super busy week with Christmas and my son’s birthday tomorrow. Any clue how long I can wait to smoke in the fridge? 3ish days? longer?