What would you consider the easiest and best recipe to start out with? I understand that there is a search engine and I will do the leg work. I was hoping for advise from you pros so I can narrow the search. I'm just beginning to get into sausage making. I have a sausage stuffer coming for Christmas. I own a grinder. I was wondering what would be the best and easiest type to pull off first. At first glance It would seem that Brats would be a good kicking off point. Then maybe graduate to some smoked country sausage. Am I wrong? Can I thaw out some deer hamburger to use in this or is that a big "no-no?" BTW: I've made some fresh patty sausage (Jimmy Dean clone). I'm looking at jumping into the stuffing world. Thanks in advance.