Hey there. I am a newly minted member - just seconds ago! I discovered this site while searching for temperature controller ideas for a freezer build that I am starting. I am a graduate of a 19 week meat processing course at a college in western Canada (Olds College - June 1999). I inteneded to use my education to start a meat processing business but that never came to fruition. I am now a high school woodworking teacher and I like to turn meat into food as a hobby. I am looking forward to having a decent smoker to take care of all my deer trim. It has been too long since I have made a decent batch of sausage. I recently picked up a free chest freezer and will be doing the ocnversion over the next few months. I plan on keeping pictures posted.