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First snack sticks, suggestions???


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Joined Jan 12, 2013
Last winter I did my first sausage. Kielbasa, bratwurst, breakfast links. Now I want to try my hand at smoked snack sticks. They are always a welcome treat in this house.
I've been doing some reading and figured I'd do a post here.

Meat? Beef or beef/pork mix?

Casings? What type casings to use? I don't like chewy sticks or having to peel a skin.

Recipe ? Recommend a recipe or mix for me. I definitely will try a spicy/hot version. Fresh jalapeno/ Cheese too.

Thanks in advance


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 8, 2017
I'm giving the PS Seasoning's "tex-mex" flavor a try on a doe from this past weekend. I'm planning on using a 50/50 venison to pork ratio. The blends come in 25lb mixes so I'll be using 12.5lbs of venison and the same of fatty pork. Will follow the PS seasoning instructions from there, they are pretty self explanatory. I use the 17-19 mm collagen casings.

Willies is another good flavor I have used in the past, but I like trying different flavor profiles....looking for that perfect one. Good luck!


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Joined Nov 12, 2010
I prefer AC Leggs seasonings.... In fact, I really like their Hot Italian blend for sausage and I have made sticks using the Hot Italian mix... It's not really too hot tho... It could use some chili flakes....
Spend the extra $2 or so any use pre-tubed sheep casings... they are more tender than pig....
Or .... Check out Walton's and watch their video on collagen casings... I think they make 3 varieties from Tough, Medium and tender...

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