Just got my sausage stuffer in the mail today and am stoked to try it out. This will be my first attempt at sausage, so let me know if I'm missing something on smoking sausage. I will be using my smokehouse and smoking with hickory and using store bought cure/seasoning kit (collagen casing). My understanding on generally how to make snack sticks is this...
Mix meat, cure, and seasoning
Let mixed meat sit in the fridge at least four hours or overnight
Remove from fridge
Begin stuffing meat into casings
Poke holes in air bubbles
Smoke at low temp (130) for an hour
Bump temp up in smoker every hour until IT is 160
Remove sausage and spray with cold water or soak in cold water for 30 minutes
Hang to dry (bloom) for a couple hours
Does that sound pretty close? Did I mess anything up or leave something out?