Hey guys. I made a batch of venison snack sticks today. I smoked them for an hour with Apple chips then swapped to hickory pellets due to lack of smoke with the apple. I have pulled them and cooled on the counter. They taste great however the collagen casings taste a little bitter tasting. That is the best I can describe it as. Any thoughts? Could it be the smokeiness on the outside of the casing? Can I give them a quick water bath to fix or will that ruin the casing?