After my smoke of Venison SS a couple of weeks ago, I started exploring other sausage type things without a casing. Dirtsailor was kind enough to post a link to Bearcarvers recipes and the unstuffed snack sticks looked like just the ticket for the next attempt. I got them mixed yesterday morning and let them set in the fridge until this evening when I rolled them out and got 'em getting happy in the smoke. I tried to keep the temp as close to 200° as I could, but when I added fuel to the fire it sometimes hit 215° for a bit, then settled back down. Bear dunked his in ice water, then rinsed off the congealed fat in warm water, but I rolled mine between paper towels to absorb the fat while they were still warm. Of course I had to snitch a few bites as soon as the first one hit 160° it Dang they are good!!! I made some notes to self on the recipe I printed out for modifications on the next batch. They had a bit much black pepper for my tastes, so will cut back just a tad. I also added about 3 tbsp of Jeff's rub to the spice blend when mixing them up I omitted the Anise as I didn't have any handy here at the house. I'll be taking a few to the shop tomorrow and see how fast they disappear. Thanks Bear and Dirtsailor Fresh rolled and ready Gettin' happy Finished and cooling Ready for taste test. Yep, they passed!