It is possible to stuff off a grinder, but it isn’t optimal. You get a more consistently stuffed product with a sausage stuffer, it is usually easier, and you get less air pockets, an even fill, and overall better results. Nothing wrong with doing it off a grinder though if that is all you have or just your preference.
ECA and snack sticks
In your videos you state that if you use ECA in your snack sticks, that you don’t need to hold them overnight before smoking. My question is, if I use ECA is it ok to still hold them overnight ?
Lunkerchaser It’s really not advisable, as if the encapsulation breaks it is going to denature the proteins and ruin your sausage. Now, most of the times the encapsulation will not break but if you can avoid holding it overnight and remove the possibility then that is better.