My favorite sausage for smoking is Lovera's Italian sausage, which I believe is available mail order. Lovera's is an authentic Italian grocer in Krebs, Oklahoma. They now sell their sausage and cheese through some grocers in Tulsa. I have ordered specialty cheeses from Lovera's via mail order and was very pleased with the result. When you find yourself in Oklahoma, make the pilgrimage to the original store, and you will find incredible flavors. I'm a fan, but don't work for them or anything.