Well started out OK used smokehouse brand summer sausage mix for 5 lbs. This is the final grind with seasonings added onions and Habanero pepper. Next i put it in the casings using the grinder for a stuffer. and then hung on racks. Then the fun begins. Murphy's law kicked in after loading in the big chief went through 1 pan chips 2nd pan plug burnt up. Spider in the wire?? Fixed that restarted smoker. somewhere along the process between 2nd and 4th pan of wood chips smoker got to hot. Can you say fat out. Tried to fix but over done is over done. The inside was grey but i know that was not cure burn. Crumbly. and even though all went wrong the bottomless pits said it was great. Well thankfully it was only 5 lbs. Oh i almost forgot the good part is i did have a kitchen detail that volunteered to clean up.