We make a lot of sticks and use a hydraulic stuffer, even with that stuffing into 17 or 19mm casings can be hard. We have stepped up to the 22mm collegen smoked casings. It’s so much easier for the cheese to pass through the tube and less stressful on the stuffer and whoever is cranking for you too. I shot my buddy with a cheese chuck that got stuck in the tube of the hydraulic stuffer, he was standing at the end of the table linking…he went down like a soccer player…lot of drama and I hear about it every time we do stick now…
This weekend I made 12.5 lb of uncle willies snacks. They’re GREAT! I used carrot fiber as my binder, it worked great. The sticks were moist n tasty. Everyone who has them, rated them a 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend uncle Willys spice, and I will use Karen fiber again.
butch Glad they came out that good! If you have any pictures of them make sure you post them! We use carrot fiber all the time now, easy and inexpensive binder that works great in our opinion.