Thanks for the welcomes.
I will be trying another batch of sausage again tomorrow, will post how it turns out. I decided I wanted to try this several weeks ago and went all out, got a new meat grinder and sausage stuffer. Decided to try some before they came in and used a pastry bag to stuff the casings... or rather the 8" of casing I could get stuffed.
Last weekend, tried again after my toys (as my wife calls them) came in. Stuffed a full 5 pounds and cokked along with two 12# briskets, 6 racks 4&up ribs, 18 baked potatoes and 18 ears of corn. The sausage was a bit warm to everyone but it didn't last. No one could stop on the sausage. It was close to the flavor I was looking for but I am making adjustments. Anyway, I'll post this weekends cook in a more proper forum.
Thanks again, already feel at home here.