I made up 17lbs of sausge today 5 lbs was pops breakfast sausage and the other was Italian sausage that i got off the forum. All in all it went well for my first Time stuffing sausage and it won't be the last! I used 2 fresh hams from a fl hog i killed 2 weeks ago and i added 3lbs of fat to 14lbs of met to give me a 20% fat ratio. I think they were still a bit dry so next time i will try for 30% fat. I only stuffed 5lbs of the sausage cause i use more bulk sausage then linked. Now my questions How do you get the sausage out of the stuffing tube once you are done stuffing he casings? Is there a way to get all of your meat to stuff into the casings or do you always have meat left in the bottom of the stuffer?