I have been slowly purchasing the equipment needed to make sausage. Finally bit the bullet, after much research on this site, and bought the Cabela's 1 HP Commercial grinder, used all my Christmas gift cards to help ease the pain. Also bought spice mix and casings from a local company. Will be buying pork butts and making my first batch of fresh sausage this coming weekend. More to follow. This site has been a great source of information, not only my research on sausage making, but most of my purchases related to smoking equipment.