Hi guys i want to make some pepperoni snack sticks out of elk meat. I dont know what kind of casing to get. I want to make the sticks that are 1/2 inch in diameter or so. I have read a little about it but get somewhat confused. Can you recommend a casing? Do i soak that casing? Some say soak it others say dont soak. I have read before you put in smoker hang till casing is dry to touch before putting in smoker. If i dont soak them do I still hang to dry to touch before smoking. And what about blooming them do i put in ice water when done smoking or just let air dry? Thanks for the help. Its only taking me 3 years to get a elk to do this so i dont want to mess any of it up.