I have been successful with making snack sticks fairly consistent now. Thanks to all the help on here i have a system down. I found out today I will be heading up to deer camp this weekend on a last minute whim, and the freezer is empty . I am going to try to get a batch done but I have to try to do it around my work schedule without staying up all night, hopefully. Anyone see a problem with stuffing them one evening, refrigerate overnight. Then set them out on the counter (or in garage at 50 degrees or so?) about 7:00 AM before work. I could then come home at lunch about 12:00 and fire up the MES 30 at say 120-130 or so??? They would have to ride in there without a change in temp until about 5:30 or so when I get home, then I can bump it up and get to finish temp. Anyone see a problem with this? I usually go the first hour as low as I can to dry them and then bump up gradually every hour after. Thanks in advance!