Hello, my name is Brandon and I'm a BBQ Addict........ ......I have been BBQ'n for 10+ years! I have done it all.....Smoked beef....pork.......chicken, even grilled using charcoal.......and I knew I hit rock bottom when I started using Propane to grill, just to get my fix! LOL! All Joking aside, I'm from Texas and by the grace of the U.S. Navy I have been transplanted to Yokosuka Japan. Due to my living arrangements here, I don't get to BBQ like I use to. Well I don't get to BBQ at all, unless you call cooking on a propane grill BBQ'n, but I don't. Prior to coming to Japan, I was stationed in Muskogee, Oklahoma as a Navy Recruiter. I loved it there, and I plan on going back when I'm done with this gig. While I was there, I was introduced to Vinison in various forms, hamburger, back strap and my favorite, Jalapeno Cheddar Summer Sausage. Since leaving Oklahoma, I have been trying to make the Summer Sausage, like I remembered it (using beef) and I'm pretty sure that I have it down. So on to fresh sausage. Growing up in Texas, I remember the all beef Hot Link, and thats were I am at now, playing around with making fresh sausage. One thing that I have realized that I am missing, when it comes to makeing sausage is a SMOKER! Its just something that I can't get right now, but I still have fun making a few different types of sausages and throwing them on the grill. Thank God my addiction has not put me in debt or cost me my marriage!