Grill calogen casing?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mkatts, May 13, 2012.

  1. mkatts

    mkatts Smoke Blower

    Made 15lbs of chicken Italian sausage thinking I had hog casing. I didn't but had a package of calogen so I used that instead. Will there be any issue simmering in beer then grilling them? I have smoked them but never direct grilled them.
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    You should be fine.

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  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nope I Broil or Grill collagen cased Kielbasa all the time. The kids think it is a little tough but it gets crisp and I like it...JJ
  4. mkatts

    mkatts Smoke Blower

    Thanks. It didn't pan out for me. A minute after hitting the grill they exploded.
    Oh well. Not a big deal. Still tasted good!
  5. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    mkatts, My sausages do the same thing (split) if the heat is too high. With the collagen casings you need a low heat, or they will split.
  6. mkatts

    mkatts Smoke Blower

    That def could be the prob. It was a hot charcoal fire. Wonder it I could simmer in beer for a few before hitting a much cooler grill?
  7. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    I've never tried that, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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