cooked these up today, my snack sticks were pretty good. they had a good mix of pepper and spice but not as much kick as I had hoped, next time I am going to increase hot peppers by 25% and decrease the amount of actual wood I add to smoker . . 3# of meat cooked up yielded about 2.5# of finger licking good snacks. . thinking about getting some high temp cheese and making up a small batch using this mix.