I'm a polak who's been transplanted to Texas from the east coast about 25 years ago. I love my new adopted state but can't get any smoked kielbsy like I used to be able to back in the Polish neighborhoods in New Jersey. I decided to remedy this very serious problem by getting me a Cookshack and making my own kielbasy. I've had good success using Rytek Kutas' recipe and instructions from his fabulous book. The flavor of the finished kielbasy is just like I remember from my childhood(for those who want to use his recipe, add more garlic. He doesn't call for enough.)
Although the kielbasy tastes great, it comes out of the smoker fully cooked. Consequently it doesn't have the keeping qualities of a cold smoked kielbasa.
Has anyone out there experimented with making kielbasy in a Cookshack. I'd like to hear of you experiences.