I'm just a guy who loves to deer hunt and to create new things from the harvest. I've been making sausages and jerky for years and have just purchased a Grillpro propane smoker. I am looking to smoke some of the sausage as well as finally making snack sticks. Here are my list of newbie questions:
1. What wood chips produce just a mild flavor or is there another trick in reducing the smoke flavor for the wife and kids.
2. Do I need to use a cure to smoke fresh sausage if I plan to freeze them for a few months tops?
3. When do use the water pan?
Thanks, I already enjoy this site. Can't wait to get started!!