What a great site. I found this site a while ago and just wanted to spend some time reading before posting. I would like to thank the members for all I have learned and read off this site already. There are some very talented members posting on this site. I am in north central MN. I have been smoking meat and fish for many years. Pretty new to the sausage making (couple years) but have slowly been putting together equipment for more and more. Cabela's is loving my business. My son is an avid deer hunter so we make plenty of venison sausage I am also new to bacon which is what I was searching for when I found this site. I plan to do a batch next week. As for other equipment I have a home built smoker that we made several years ago. Thanks to some of the builders on this site I am revamping it to become a reverse flow system right now. Hopefully I can get pictures posted soon. I look forward to sharing information on this site.