Thanks to all for the comments.
Jonathon, I will allow those to sit for at least 30 days and maybe longer if I can bring myself to wait that long. I processed these in a water bath canner so they are sealed good for storage even though the vinegar content should be high enough to keep them safe.
Snake River Smokers, I use the following:
1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
1 Cup Water
1/2 Teaspoon Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Salt
Mix water and vinegar. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
Put snack sticks in the jar standing on end and add the garlic, peppers and salt. Pour boiling water over the sticks to cover. Put on lid and ring and allow too cool or process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
If not processed in boiling water bath, keep refrigerated.
As far as the bologna recipe goes, I use the Waltons Bologna unit SKU: 4550330002 (not the Hot Dog and Bologna seasoning). I used this for all of the items in this post as I really like the flavor it produces, I just add a few items to make it unique to the product (cheese, jalapeño or other spice). I also add carrot fiber and extra water as I like my bologna moist. Recipe is below:
.7pounds Venison Ground
3 pounds Boneless skinless Chicken thighs Ground
26 grams Bologna Unit seasoning
10lb Capacity Bologna Casing
1.13 grams Sure Cure
6.8 grams Sure Gel
24 grams Sodium Erythorbate
2.5 ounces Ice Water
4 grams Carrot Fiber
Place lean meat in the mixer. While mixing add Bologna seasoning, Sure Cure, Sure Gel, Carrot Fiber, Sodium Erythorbate and Ice Cold Water. Mix for 10 minutes. Lastly, if you are using Encapsulated Citric Acid add it during the last 60 seconds of mixing. If you add the Encapsulated Citric Acid too soon you could break the encapsulation and release the acid into the meat too soon.
Stuff your meat into casings that have been soaked for at least an half hour in water that is 80 - 100° so the casings are pliable. Fibrous casings are tough and durable so don’t worry about blowouts just stuff them fully but make sure to leave enough room to get a hog ring on the open end.
Can also be stuffed into cellulose casings for skinless snack sticks.
THERMAL PROCESSING & SMOKING
To smoke, start them out at 150 for 3 hours, then 165 for 1 hour and finally at 180 until the internal temperature reaches 165°.
Place it in an ice bath or shower for 20 minutes to bring the temperature back down and then hold at room temperature for 2 hours and then move to a cooler or freezer before vacuum packing. I let this sit in a refrigerator overnight before slicing to make sure the temperature was brought all the way down.
THERE ARE MANY VARIATIONS TO THIS BUT THIS WORKS FOR MY GREEN MOUNTAIN GRILL OR IN MY OVEN WHICH DO NOT GO TO THE LOW HEAT SETTINGS OF A SMOKER
YooperDog, hoping all turns out well with your endeavors. I feel confident something quite tasty will happen!