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I don't know how well the casings will hold up to being frozen then thawed and smoked. What kind of casings are they? Are they those small synthetic jerkey stick style casings? If so I just don't know if they will be all mushy when they get moisture from freezing then thawing again or not. I'm not saying they won't work its just one concern I was thinking of. Maybe they will be just fine if you let them dry before you put them in the smoker. Hopefully someone will chime in that has some experience with this. Give POPS6927 a PM he has been in the butchering industry for a long time maybe he can give you a better idea if this will work fine or not.
The synthetic casing are fine frozen. We freeze leftover casings all the time and use them a couple months later. The real casings, like intestine is what we prefer to use for brats. The will last in fridge for a long time. Most cure pack seasoning kits specify to let rest in fridge for 24 hours or more prior to cook. I would imagine if everything gets mixed up now, it will be fine after a few days. Just keep it sealed up and maybe mix it up every so often. If it was me, I would go ahead and get it all mixed and stuffed now and then let it sit in fridge till this weekend.
Good Luck and make sure we get some qview.