The best answer would be to just use a smaller stuffing tube, or use a larger casing that fits better on your stuffing tube.
Using fat would be better than vegetable oil, but still the best answer is to match up the stuffing tube and casings for a better fit.
Hot water bath collagen casings snack sticks?
Anybody tried a hot water bath after smoking snack sticks in collagen casings to finish them. I have searched many forums, haven’t found a good answer.
If you are asking about snack sticks specifically because of the collagen casings I would think you need to put it in a bag to protect the casings, but I have no actual proof behind that, other than collagen casings dont stand up to being boiled.
It seems like a lot of people put the sausage right into the water and I have never been able to do that, something was blocking me mentally. I think I figured it out, I use a Sous Vide cooker and the oils and any bits of meat would be sucked into the Sous Vide unit and cause issues!