What goes better with beer than some kind of smoked meat? So I thought I would try some beef sticks. I have to admit that I did seek help for my first go around. A friend of my Dad's has made these for years so where better to get help. I used his grinder/stuffer and his smoker which is the same as mine, a weber smokey mountain. Kind of cheating I think, but better than wrecking $25 worth of meat. No secrets to the ingredients just a prepackaged stick mix with extra garlic powder and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I was happy enough with how they turned out (and so were my boy, the sticks were gone in 2 days) that I went out and bought a grinder/stuffer and a food saver!