To answer your question about andouille. The wholesale pack is still made in the 12 inch links. Contact the company to find more info who may have it in your area.
Instead of the web try Amazon or a well stocked bookstore. There is an excellent book , Butcherungm Oricessung and Preservation of Meat by Frand G Ashbrook that show how to construct a smokehouse as does one by Wilbur F. Eastman JR on canning, freezing and smoking.