I've been reading all the threads on making sausage and I am becoming curious/interested/intrigued. I'm wondering what the best way is to get started. I have a MES and a hand crank meat grinder. No sausage stuffer. I've only been smoking meat a little over a year and have never cured a piece of meat. Do I need to spend more time learning about smoking before getting into sausage making? Should I try bacon or canadian bacon first? Is there a "simple" sausage that is good for getting my feet wet without jumping in over my head? I know we've got some pretty accomplished sausage makers around here. I'd appreciate any of your thoughts. Thanks.