I can't believe I've never seen this website before!! After an hour of mad clicking and browsing I figured I'd better make an account and start taking notes. I moved to CO (near Boulder) 3 years ago and have been blessed with an elk each year so I have been just breaking the surface with sausage making. Good news for me, my neighbor happens to be a crazy Italian that's been in the restaurant business his whole life! He's teaching me to make my own prosciutto in a couple weeks. He also makes the best Italian sausage (fresh & dried) I've ever had. His sausage has won taste tests against all of the big name major brands but he says his wife doesn't even know the recipe so I'm out of luck.. but he gives me help whenever I have questions. I work at home so I take a lot of breaks to cook and time off to make sausage of all kinds and jerky. I'm looking forward to sharing and learning recipes & techniques and to get to know some of you. Gotta run, elk meat to cube and this time it's summer sausage and breakfast sausage!