We would like to formally say 'Hello' to the forum and mention quickly that we at The Sausage Maker are big fans of the site... you guys are a great resource and should be very proud of the forum's growth! <---- couldn't resist.. Obviously, announcing that I (my name is Mac, btw) work for sausagemaker kind of puts us out of the "covert company-plugging business" so let me just come forward with my goal here and please let me know if this is alright with you folks. I would like to be your go-to SausageMaker Rep for any and all of our products that we carry, giving you a direct line into our company. I will be as honest and objective as possible (hold the laughter til after a couple posts...haha) with all the feedback I give. I have extensive knowledge of sausage making, smoking, dry curing and all equipment so I'd also hope to provide solutions to common (and not-so-common) problems. Sound good? If so, is there a secret handshake we need to learn or just jump right in?