Well after many weeks of sifting through this forum i mustered up the courage to try making some summer sausage. Thanks to this forum i was able to find B&P, and being so close was able to go directly there and purchase everything i needed. Great friendly staff. Prices were cheaper than anywhere else and no shipping!!! I used Ryteks recipe and added two large jalapenos and approximately 6 oz of Kraft Crumbles, the three cheese blend ( it was all the store had). Was unsure how the blend would taste, but who knew! turned out great. I also picked up the A-maze-N pellet smoker. Have to admit i really didn't want to purchase it, but after the first use i'm not sure that id go back to my chip tray. Its a solid little unit. Great smoke flavor. Ok Q-view time.... Bought 7.5 lbs of chuckie and 2.5 lbs short spare ribs. Ready for the grind Twice ground, added the jalapenos, cheese and ECA here Of course the taste test. Stuffing time, and a maybe a few cold beverages while I'm at it All stuffed. Ready to dry before the smoker Smoking away!! After 10 hours, got a cold water bath, bloomed, and then stuck em in the fridge The first victim... Not sure what the discoloring is...thoughts?? And the Money Shot!!!! Turned out great!!!! No fat render, or melted cheese. Thanks for looking. I'm really happy with the way everything turned out. Well worth all the work. Thanks to all who post in showing us newbies how its done. The big question....Whats next?!?!