My wife and I made some sausage on Friday night of last week. Worked on it from around 6pm til 12pm off and on, with 5 children everything has to an off and on process. I gave some to Matthew, he is a chef at a fine dining restaurant in Aiken, he said it was very good, passed that test, wahoo! We also gave some to my wife's grandparents, Pa Pa said it was the best sausage he had ever eaten, that's awesome. We are making Bratwurst this weekend, i hope it turns out as well as the breakfast sausage.