Sure Gel vs. Carrot Fiber. I have been making summer sausage with venison and pork butt/fat for several years with good success. Only issues have been casing adhesion and small amount of fat inside casing, despite thorough mechanical mixing. Thought I would switch from Carrot Fiber to Sure Gel to see effect. That did resolve the previous issues, but my sausage turned out much denser, more like a bologna. Flavor is spot on. I have had other Summer with this consistency, but prefer a softer consistency, as is more common here in WI. Could the switch in binders be causing this, or is a different cause more likely?