So I took my first crack at some case-less sausages this weekend. I used an old summer sausage recipe of my Dad's. I was pretty happy with the taste of the. They maybe a little to salty but that can be fixed with some tinkering. The real issue with them was the way they looked. I just pattied them into logs really quick before putting them on the smoker. As my wife said when they came out, they look like turds. So we have affectionately been calling them my turd sausages all weekend. Any tips on getting to look less turd like? I was thinking about getting some small or mini loaf pans and using them to form them. Here is a before and after the smoke picture. As you can see I was test tasting one of them.