Used my grinder for the first time today and made almost 20 lbs of chicken sausage. i used a recipe from Emeril . Turned out very tasty and not bad for my 1st try. The recipe calls for seasoning the meat and letting it sit overnight in the fridge. I ground it thru the med plate and then again thru the small plate. Only problem i had was even w/ mixing cut up chicken by hand ,grinding , mixing by hand a second time and grinding again i did not get an even distribution of spices. Since i had chilli powder , paprika and cayanne i could not go by color at all.