bluehornet75 You can make snack sticks in natural hog casings without any real issues. It might slightly change the flavor due to a larger diameter but I can’t imagine it will be really noticeable at all. The only thing I’d caution you on is the bite difference with a natural casing that has been smoked and a collagen casing that has been smoked.
As for finishing your product up in a dehydrator, you could do that but we do snacksticks from beginning to end in the smoker and it has always worked out well for us! For our process check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D4_SyN4TX0
Anyone else have a different opinion?