So I think I did alrgiht for my first smoke. Thanks for all the replies to my HELP call. I put this under beef but I had mixed 3lbs of lean beef and 1lb lean pork. They turned out pretty good but was quick to find the hot spots in my new smoker. Here are a few pics I took along the way.
This is after they were put in the casings last night, and then bagged and in the fridge over night.
Into the ice bath to "bloom" (more wise advice from this forum)
the finished product!!!!