Austin is right. Ice bath until temp is below 100 or even cooler 9 to 20 min. Hang in the refrigerator to allow to completely cool. Try adding water to your smoker as well it might be way to dry this should help with smoke pen as well. Make sure you soak your cases before you syuff this will help with air pockets and case capacity ( the moist case will aid with a better case fill). Turn the top of the case a few times to squeeze out the air and seal with a hog ring don’t tie off.
Missing hog casings...now what?
Ok ground my meat and got the veggies ready went to get my hog casings and the bag was there but the casing have been tossed.
- Ordered new from waltons.
- Put ground meat in vac bag and put in freezer
- Same with veggies.
When casings arrive can I just regrind the meat, add veggies and seaoning and stuff as normal? Dont want to kill anyone.
samspade youshould be ok
Thanks. All set to use the new walton 11lb stuffer I got last week
samspade2519 I’ve mixed and then had to hold, never more than overnight but with brats or other fresh sausage you should be okay. Just make sure the meat is fully defrosted before you go to stuff it.
Great, my waltons casings should arrive next friday so 7days frozen should be ok?
samspade2519 Yeah, length of time frozen (as long as correctly packaged) shouldn’t be too big of a deal (unless we are talking years) and 7 days is certainly fine!