With that said I went hunting last weekend and now have a good amount of venison at my disposal. I am hoping to make some decent summer sausage but am a little nervous because the last batch of "snack sticks" weren't that great. They were edible but nothing to be proud of.
I have a cheap Brinkmann Gourmet electric smoker that I modified by adding a PID temperature controller and solid state relay. It gives me great control over temps. I also just ordered an amazen pellet smoker so I should be able to keep a consistent smoke no matter how hot or cool the element is.
My dad has a fairly decent meat grinder and I plan on using my buddies new vertical stuffer.
I'm pretty excited about this new hobby, I just hope my second attempt turns out better than the first.