I second Jonathon’s advice.
Willie’s is a great taste by itself, and how to is right here.
I like to do a 50/50 Beef/Pork Shoulder mix.
Course grind, mix in the Willie’s, Refrigerate over night. (Gives the cure time to cure.)
Then regrind with a 3/16" plate.
Refrigerate for a couple hours to rechill. Then put the batch in my 5 pound stuffer and make rope.
At that point, into the smoker to smoke and bake to 165° IT. Ice water bath. Then whack into ~8" sticks and package in 5’s.
I like 17 mm collagen casing for mine. Gives it a “snap”.
I use Apple Wood as my smoke. I typically eat a package of 5.
That’s why I like 5’s. If I did 10’s, or 20’s, I’d likely eat them all.
And since I share, my dog would get to danged full.
Jonathon, could you please give him the link to the reducing page for lesser than 25 pounds of meat? Thanks!
(I’m off to go drag a trailer around in L.A. traffic.)