Mama Mia! I need some of those in my life!!!
They are some kind of good, so I agree you do.
just finished my first attempt at brats. Used the tubbed natural casings because of the ease of use. Had lots of air bubbles in the links. Can you use a small pin to release the air?
Arod2015 yes, just did 2 days worth this weekend
Jonathon i had a nervous break down, i couldnt find my pin. I thought for sure it got stuck to meat and was gonna have to throw it all away for safety measures. I found that it rolled under my stuffer…whew!! I can totally see the reason USDA would not allow it besides the sterile factor as well
twilliams Hahaha yeah, people like to complain about the USDA but they sometimes have good reasons for the rules they create!
Packing the stuffer tightly with meat and having an air eliminator on your stuffer plate will greatly reduce your air getting into the casings.
twilliams Losing a pin or needle and having to toss a batch is the very reason I went ahead and sprung for a pricker. I’d rather spend a few bucks on the front end to avoid tossing pounds and pounds of meat. I like cheap insurance.
Arod2015 we use corn holders? They have little handles and two pins to shove into the corn. They p***k the natural casings just fine.
ClaytonD Great suggestion!
ClaytonD Yeah, that’ll do just fine! That’s pretty much what the pricker I have it like, just larger.