I just finished my first batch of beef snack sticks (sorry no qview this time). Although they're a little ugly, they taste great. Two questions tho. They are greasy to the touch, is this normal? (possibly got too hot, went to 162 degrees) Also I didn't use the powered milk the recipe called for, is this necessary and how does it alter the stix? (texture, taste, moisture) I used sheep casings, cured overnight in the fridge, and started them in my homemade watt burner at 100 and raised the temp every 2 hrs until 170 and the internal was 162. Then a cold water bath and bloom for an hour.