Last year I was making venison snack sticks and ended up just rolling them into fattie sized logs and put them on the smoker with apple wood. Would these be considered fatties or summer sausage.....Either way it was better than any summer sausage Ive ever made. I dont think I'll use casings this year and just roll them into the ugly little logs. It seems they took on a better smoke flavor than when in the casings. I will try this this year with the summer sausage seasoning instead of the snack stick seaoning. Anyone else do it this way?