Ok, first things first, my friend at work made these sausages from an old family recipe that he and his dad worked on. I just bought the raw sausages and smoked 'em.....then of course I devoured all I could handle! Used apple, mesquite, and hickory in equal proportions. Took em off when they hit 180+. This guy knows how to make sausage, I just got lucky in smoking them! Thanks James! They were as good as any I've ever had in TX, or OK, or GA, or anywhere for that matter! I also made from scratch my first batch of BBQ sauce using my rub recipe and some tomato sauce and molasses......man was that stuff delicious, I simmered it on the stove for a few minutes and man did it go well with the sausages!!! Very full and happy!! Check out the Qview!