I did up a batch of duck mixed with pork, and used the LEM Pepper Stix recipe. I added some cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch, and the heat is fine, the pepper is fine too but the overall taste is pretty bland. Just doesn't have much character. I've had snack stix made with duck done commercially and have really been a big fan. Can anyone suggest a way to prop up the taste? (we only used 1/2 of the seasoning mix so there's still room to experiment). I also bought the LEM hot stix and snack stix seasonings, now I'm wondering if that was such a good move. By the way, we have made summer sausage with the duck (several batches with the LEM seasoning, and a few with other seasonings). All of those were great. I'd appreciate any advice. This website has been a tremendous resource for me since I'm new to smoking stuff.