I'm new to posting on the SMF but I've been reading for a number of years.
I'm located in northern Colorado Springs, at 7300ft elevation, which has been a smoking challenge thus far.
Started off smoking on a New Braunfels black diamond I picked up from a neighbors garage sale. Have had some great success on this smoker especially in the summer.
Dabbled in making sausage over the last 4-5 years with Kitchen Aid grinder and stuffer. This last round I recently made up 35 lbs of pork and antelope sausage and got frustrated when it came time to stuff. So, after 5lbs I ran down the street and overpaid for a LEM 5lb vertical stuffer from the Pro fish store.
Attempted to smoke on the NB when it was 14* outside. Varied results and temperatures ensued (turned out good though) and lead me to purchase a MES 40" (on order).
I plan on getting the AMPS 12" tube smoker which appears to work better than the maze at altitude.
Good to finally post and happy to be here.