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Old 03-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default What's the best way to make links?

Like the title says, is there an easy/best way to take sausage stuffed in casing and make links out of them? I've been peeking around youtube for a bit and haven't come up with a good method.

Made 8# of bratwurst today and had the damnedest time turning the casing into links.

Any help, tips, suggestions would be appreciated


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i thought you just left a thin spot every-so-often and then twisted the whole casing.


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Natural or collagen casing?
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Natural.

I *kinda* got the links together. At the time it seemed like I was trying to count to potato.

Any suggestions or tips to make the process easier would be welcome.
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you pinch both sides (every other link) and twist, switching what direction you twist it each time you do it. hopefully that makes sense.
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Here is what I do, I push everything out, not stuffing them too tight. Once I have the whole casing done I will twist every other link. See my very crude text picture below. 1 is the first one i twist, just pinch and twist the brat inbetween, move to the next (2) and pinch where show on the picture and twist in the same direction as the first. When I am pinching I usually start with the brat being an inch or 2 longer than I want the final product, because when you twist the brat will become tighter and shorter.
=1=1=2=2=3=3

Please note, best brat recipe I have found so far is Witts, honorable mention (but completely different style) is Leggs, both can be bought for around $3 for 25lbs


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