Re: Deer Snack Sticks
well this time I used the snack stick kit from askthemeatman.com here is the link http://www.askthemeatman.com/snack_stick_kits.htm
I always add a little of my own things in too, like mustard seed, garlic powder, a bit of fresh ground black peppercorns and some really fine ground ceyanne peppers if I am making hot sticks. But the above site sells all kinds of different flavored kits and they come with the casings and cure so you don't need to buy the crap seperatly. I have read about using encapsulated citric acid, it is what gives the sticks the tang like the store bought ones have. As far as the linking goes, I cut the casings all the same length first then fill them, it takes more time, but when there done I pack 10 in a vacpack bag and freeze the ones I aint going to chow down on right away. The smoker goes on auto pilot, I set the temp with the thermostat and start the smoke generator and I can go off to do other things while one of the smoking phases is going. If you have any other questions just let me know.