Shot 2 deer this season so have plenty of venison. Found Len Poli's Snack Stick(Slim Jim) recipe and thought I would give it a try. Anyone use his recipe? I will substitute venison for the beef, and will omit the "Phosphates" and "Sodium Erythorbate", since I don't have them or know how to get them. Any tips for a first time snack stick maker?