Hi there all! I hail from the state of Maine and have ( GASP) never smoked a piece of meat in my life! I very happily stumbled upon this forum while researching meat grinders thanks to the wonderful world of Google. Thankfully, I found the amazing post from Hog Warden and now have a better grasp of what I am looking for. I look forward to learning more as I read and am sure this will help in my quest for self sufficiency and the end of not so hot supermarket meat!