roblavanway it depends on whether you add a cure accelerator like encapsulated citric acid or not. If you do not then yes, stuff and let it sit for 12 hours if you do use a cure accelerator you can go right to smoking.
Preventing soggy snack stick casing
USMCPaul I think to freeze is a non issue. But to store fresh in a vacuum would suck out the moisture. I can say that’s the way it works with my meats and sausages. Shrink wrapped is a non vac seal. Mostly used in commercial packaging