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keitht2

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Nov 18, 2023
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I just bought all my equipment for making jerky ans sausage. I want to begin by making snack sticks. Here's my newbie question:

What are the pros and cons of making snack sticks with and without casings? Whats the difference? Is one better than the other? I have the equipment to do both.
 
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I just bought all my equipment for making jerky ans sausage. I want to begin by making snack sticks. Here's my newbie question:

What are the pros and cons of making snack sticks with and without casings? Whats the difference? Is one better than the other? I have the equipment to do both.
 
I prefer natural sheep casing. You can hang (prefer) or lay flat. I like the snap when you bite in. I like to use Syracuse casing co. For my casing. I get the casing on a straw, slides over my stuffing tubes.
Using no casing, tends to make it more of a ground jerky.
 
I don’t use casing when doing in the dehydrator but i do to smoke, i use a jerky shooter for the dehydrator, use the grinder/stuffing tubes to smoke
 
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