Austin and Jonathan:
I recently spent some time in Maui, and on the breakfast buffet at the Hyatt Regency was introduced to a fantastic sausage. This Hawaiian style Portugese sausage was served sliced and grilled. The taste was unique–a sweet flavor of tropical fruit with a typical European pork sausage base–paprika and a touch of heat. I’ve tried to reproduce the sausage I enjoyed in Hawaii but without much success.
So, instead of screwing around trying to smoke octopus, and some of your other recent strange ideas, why not have Waltons send Austin, Jonathan, and their significant others out to Maui for a week or so, to find and eat this unique Hawaiian sausage. Then, come back and produce an Excaliber seasoning packet to reproduce Hawaiian Portugese Sausage. We need this a lot more than smoked octopus.
All the best,