Hello all, Folks call me Tricky and I live in Old Hickory TN, aircraft mechanic by trade and renaissance mechanic on the weekend ( old HD cycles and auto's) My wife and I are big outdoor people (she has probably taken more deer than most growing up on her parents farm I know more than me and I have been hunting for 20 years or more ) we mainly make deer summer sausage ,fresh pork sausage, liver sausage and bacons ,but dabble in many more items such as jerky and such . Grew up in southern Ill not far from Carbondale moved around a lot including a year in Germany resetting Helicopters for the army ( Talk about good snausage , wow they got it going on over there ). My main claim to meat fame is being part of a group that has now grown to about 11 fellows that make deer summer sausage every year . It started with just three of us making 150lbs in a weekend to stuffing and smoking 800lbs in a weekend ( my friend is a machinist and he made a pneumatic stuffer that can spit sausage out faster than three people can grab ,tie and hang) . We celebrated our 20th anniversary two years ago !! I went solo last year due to logistics and have been making and smoking my own sausage here in TN and have had good luck so far . Love the site , gonna make 50 lbs this weekend and hope to post pics and directions for a post take care !!