Hello to All, new member "hydrostan" here. I live in Oregon, I have been smoking sausage for 2 years now, and have a partner who often shares in this experience. We use a Smokey Mountain smoker, the smaller model. We have made quite a few different varieties of sausage, but our favorites to smoke are Kielbasa and summer sausage. In many of our recipes we use venison, combined with pork. I find that as is the case with most hobbies, we are still learning! Living in the Northwest, and being a fisherman, I also smoke a lot of fish. I did a search on Google on using powdered milk instead of soy protein concentrate, and it led me to this forum. I was so impressed with the quality of that particular tread that I joined immediately. I'm happy to be here and hope I can contribute to this group.