Midwest_kc I didnt move these to sous vide as I wanted to test the unit more than make snack sticks. I started it off at a 1 smoke setting so that it would be as accurate as possible since we were already above where I would normally want to start at. Then, I moved it to a 5 when I was past my first hour of smoking at 150.
One BIG thing I forget to mention was that on last Thursdays live stream someone in the comments reminded me that a cabinet full of cold snack sticks should take longer to get up to temp, so by putting them in first you will get some conditioning of the sticks on the way up to 150. Well, we had an error that caused a flame out around the 130 mark. This error was my fault, I had the side slider for the ash cup partly open and it was just dropping partially burnt or not burnt at all pellets down into the ash cup. Once I fixed that it worked fine.
With that error it took about 70 minutes for it to get up to temp. Without it I would imagine it would have taken 50 or so minutes. So, starting at 150, as long as the cabinet is already full of cold meat isn’t a problem for Snack Sticks.