My family has been making and smoking German sausage for generations. I have an old fashioned wood fired smoker in my back yard that can smoke 300+ pounds of sausage at one time. I recently purchased a MES 30 and have been playing with it. I have made two batches of belly bacon and think I can improve it next time. This forum has been very informative. I’m glad I somehow stumbled on it. I am an avid fly fisherman. I love to snow ski (Alpine). I have a wood shop and enjoy the time spent making projects for my 3 kids and 8 grandchildren. Life is good in the “Palouse” country.