I live in 3 miles as the crow flies from springdale washington. I started making sausage about 5 yrs ago. Bought a cheap small grinder from cabellas and after the first time i bought there larger comm. grinder 1 hp model. A real joy to use. I use it for grinding and stuffing. I am currently making a smoker out of a large commercial dbl door freezer. I just bought a ranco etc and modified it to have plugins for 110v. I tried it out on my big chief smoker and it works great. No i just need to get busy and finish the big smoker. I dont like to get the temp over 175* I have used pot belly pigs, Goats, venison, beef and turkey to make sausage and it always has turned out pretty darned good. I am disabled and this hobby gives me something to do that i can take my time with and enjoy doing. Sorry i did not post here first as i did not know i was supposed to. Looking forward to meating any and all on this forum.