Thanks for this website! I don't have a problem stuffing deer sticks, salami's but they do not turn out after they have been smoked. They don't look or have the texture of store bought sticks/salami's. I want to take the sticks on fishing trips for snacks so I won't have the refrigeration. I have a new bradley smoker. I use casings on my sticks and I think I will try making them without the casings. Any ideas for this new smoker guy. Unfortunatly, I did not shoot enough deer this year to waste 5-10 lbs of meat everytime I try it. Thanks.