Casing size for brats

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by diyelker, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. diyelker

    diyelker Fire Starter

    I have some 21mm casings that I have no plan for. I'm thinking these are too small for venison/pork brats? I'm fixing a batch of brats this afternoon and I'll use these if y'all think they'd work.
  2. fagesbp

    fagesbp Smoking Fanatic

    Those are pretty small for brats. That'd be more like breakfast sausage size. It wouldn't hurt to use them though.
  3. Commons brats are usually stuffed into medium hog casings.

    There are some brats such as Nuremberg bratwurst that are stuffed into smaller casings ~ that size.

  4. diyelker

    diyelker Fire Starter

    Thanks guys. Yeah that's kind of what I thought. I ran down the road to das schlaut haus and picked up some hog casings. I'll stuff those babies after bit.
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't wait to see them [​IMG]
  6. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    21mm are hot dog casing size... I would get 32-34mmn for brats
  7. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Yessir. [​IMG]
  8. diyelker

    diyelker Fire Starter

    Sorry for the fuzzy phone pic but that's all I've got on this one...

    I've used hog casings a couple of times before, but for whatever reason, these were bigger. I didn't care for them. I guess I'll have to keep shopping. The new recipe blend worked well though...and I had my helper who was excited about helping. The butcher shop (aka the garage) is a cool 35 degrees right now. Time to do some more work. Oh ya, this was my first attempt at tying in needs some work, but I was surprised at just how easy it was. It also made it easier to cut them apart. They're all vac sealed and in the freezer now...all 20 lbs worth!
  9. Looks good!!
    Yeah, those are definitely some large casings!

  10. diyelker

    diyelker Fire Starter

    I agree...too big. They weren't even stuffed to the max either. Not sure if I just got a fluke batch or what. I'll be eating them nonetheless.
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]wow looks great
  12. What type of brats are they they look amazing

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