I posted a thread called Hot Dog!. though not sure on the spice mix I used, it was a recipe from one of the sausage books I have. I know this thread is old, but how did the hot dogs turn our for the OP?
I think a secret to great hotdogs is the casing. The casing I bought were not very good and burst a lot. Not the best diameter either for sheep casings. I would really like to find a source for casings that are pre-loaded stuffer tubes with the casings all-ready to go.