I've been inspired by the sausage making skills of a lot of you guys and would like to make some my self. I don't want to make a big investment in equipment. We already have a Kitchen Aid mixer that has a meat grinder that came with it. For $10 I can get a sausage stuffing kit with 3/8" and 5/8" tubes that will fit on the grinder. I have a bag of cure #1. We like hot Italian sausage and would like to try that first. I have looked into casings & I guess natural hog casings seem the best way to go. I don't know what size to buy. Need help with what cut of meat and seasonings to use. Lastly has anyone hung sausage in a WSM and what temp do you smoke it at. Thanks in advance guys.