@Jonathon I just won a hydraulic stuffer on an auction from a small commercial operation that was going out of business. I spoke to the owner about using the stuffer for snack sticks (12mm horn, 19mm casings.) He said the best way to do this was to make the mixture as wet as possible, stuff & then and let them sit overnight. I dont think that would work for me as I use ECA & sure cure. Based on your above comment, I am going to use 2 quarts of water in my 25lb meat block & plan on a longer smoke cycle. Does this seem reasonable to you?