I have a few questions about making Vension Snack Sticks, which I am going to attempt this weekend. I have read through a lot of the previous threads but have a few outstanding questions. I plan on smoking the snack sticks on my UDS. I bought a sausage stuffer and a Hi-Mountain snack stick kit which include the collagen casings. My questions are:
-I have read a lot of good things about the Hi-Mountain kits, but can I add additional items? I was hoping to add a good amount of diced Jalapeno peppers and maybe even some cheese. Anybody foresee any issues with this or recommend additional added items?
-The Ice bath at the end of the smoke, looks like some people and some people do not. Any thoughts?
I also bought a hi-mountain jerky kit (I have done jerky on the UDS several times, but never used the kit). Has anyone used them, and if so what were your thoughts? I've always used a soy sauce based marinade for jerky but this jut looks like it is all dry spices. I use muscle meat for jerky (not ground).
Any info that you fine folks might be able to provide would be greatly appreciates. Thanks!!