Mixed up a 9lb batch of Bear's unstuffed pepperoni sticks yesterday to smoke on Friday. Used 60/30 venison to ground pork. I shot "logs" out of the jerky shooter onto wax paper, then cut them in half length wise, rolled a tad and spun up in plastic wrap. This worked great to get nice approx 3/4 - 1" logs though it took a few to get the technique down.
Anyway, I've never made snack sticks so I shot out a tray of them just as an experiment. I'm figuring the logs will take around 7 hours using the step up method and they'll be "probed" til achieving the right temp.
My question - how long do you think the snack sticks will take? Kinda small to probe so I'm assuming it'll be more of a visual thing but I don't want to open the door anymore than I have to....
Thanks for advice!