Hello All! Just checking in per the marching orders. I am from NorthCentral Wisconsin, and just got hooked about a year ago. I've been a deer hunter for about 20 years now, and used to love when dad would get our deer magically transformed into sausage, snack sticks, and jerky. I started out simple making some Jerky from pre-mix, and it was great! Since then I made about three batches of summer sausage, and just a couple weeks ago ventured into fresh sausage by making some johnsonville clones off of len polis recipe. I haven't had to throw anything a way yet, so I consider that a success. As a lurker this site has been extremely helpful, and as I start dipping my toes into the fermented sausage end of things I hope to learn even more. I did do a chicken, and some ribs that turned out pretty good, but I'm hooked on sausage! I figured I have lurked long enough, I could finally post an introduction and start contributing. Happy Smoking!