Ok, for the past 2 years I have been learning the art of smoking meat... It is now time for the snack stick and sausage making... I have absolutly no clue what I am doing here and need guideance... I have made beef jerky before but it was done by slicing the meat, not grinding it up. I previously pruchased a jerky shooter whichI have yet to use. It came with a tip to do jerky, and a tip to do sticks... The questions that roll around in my head are as follows: Do I need casings to make sticks like a slim jim? Do I need a food dehydrator to dry them out? Do I smoke them or just use liquid smoke? Do I purchase pre made packages of seasonings? I guess what I need is a step by step tutorial on how this all works. Thank you all in advance!