I just received a Cabelas 5# stuffer for a gift. I've wanted to make snack sticks forever so I'm excited to get started. I fear my setup my not be ideal though.
Firstly, how do you feel about this stuffer?
I haven't used it yet and could return it for the LEM 5# model, they're the same price right now.
Would you start with the 15mm tube and 19mm casings?
My main concern is on how I'm going to smoke the sticks without burning them up. I have read a bunch of threads about starting the sticks at 120-130 degrees then slowly working up. My problem is I have a Cookshack Smokette Elite and it only goes down to 150. Is this too high? It also seems to struggle at making smoke at a low temperature. There's also not much room to really hang sticks in there. I figure I'd have to put them on jerky racks?
My other option is a Blaze 40" gas grill. There's a ton of room in there and I just bought a Masterbuilt smoke generator and a 3" dryer duct that I can attach to the back of the grill. I'm going to have to run some tests but not sure if I could hold the temperature at 120 with just one of the burners on low either. I appreciate any advice you may have. Thanks!