Tricks that I taught myself this morning....ok not really tricks. but humor me. I mixed up some lunch meat last night that had a boat load of honey in it. Needless to say it was extremely sticky. So after mixing, I packed it in a gallon bag and let it cure for 24 hours in the frig. When the time came to load the stuffer I cut a corner off the storage bag and squeezed it like a tube of toothpaste into the stuffer. it worked real smooth and never got my hand near the the sticky mass. While I was trying to stuff these 4" casings by myself and needed an extra hand to hold the wound up casing while I tied it. I took a clap that I use for holding my stuffer to the counter and clamped the tightly wound casing. it actually worked good. the long leg of the clamp kept it from spinning while I tied it up.