Jonathon I am very pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. I honestly had already told myself that my dogs would eat good for the next few weeks. They somehow aren’t dry and have really good flavor. I did get a little too much smoke in them, but it’s not bad. Just a little more than I prefer. I believe I added water to the smoker too soon. I grabbed 2 out of the fridge this morning and took to work with me. I was pretty skeptical, but knew that the guys at work would tell me if they were horrible or not. I didn’t get any major complaints, so I’ll call it a success.
As far as stuffing them goes, it wasn’t that bad for what I have to work with. But, I also don’t have any prior casing stuffing with my little grinder to go off of. Everything I’ve made or helped make before has been at a friends house and he has a 3/4 horse grinder that we use to stuff. Mine was definitely a big change from it. I see a decent size grinder/stuffer in my near future.