The liquor store had a sale on beer - so I decided to make some beef sticks. I don't have a grinder or a stuffer, but I saw Bear's recent post http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/95395/unstuffed-smoked-beef-pepperoni-sticks-with-qview
So I thought that I would give it a try because he knows his stuff (or unstuff in this case).
Bought 5.5# of 80/20 on sale at the store yesterday and used his recipe - but heated it up some (ok, a lot) with my ground smoked serrano peppers and some habanero dust that I had on the shelf.
His sticks look like perfect tubes, and after reading how he gets them that good... I opted to take the "easy way out" and buy a $20 Nesco jerky gun instead from Ace Hardware who had them on the shelf. I bought (3) 14" pizza screens from the local restaurant supply store and piped on those little tasty-looking dog turds.
I'll smoke them up tomorrow - they are resting now in the refrigerator (with the extra pound or so of meat that I did not have a rack for in the smoker) so I will have to do 2 batches