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If you like to make and grind your own sausage you can still do a fattie. Just take a pound of sausage, form it into a log shape. I like to form mine using plastic wrap and then place it into the 'fridge until I'm ready to smoke it. Remove the plastic and either roll it in a rub or pop it into the smoker nekid.