There is an art to this sausage making, and I don't have it. I just put my grinder to work tonight for the first time, I've got about 7 lbs of deer and 3 pounds of pork butt mixed. The grinding went pretty smooth, but the sausage making part of it is tough. (This is my first attempt at this too.) It took a little over an hour for me to make 7 sausages and there about three times the size of ones that you would buy in the store. I still have about 5 lbs of meat that I am going to do in the morning so if anyone has any advice lets hear it. Thanks I will get some Qview for ya sunday after I smoke them.