Question about separating Brats

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by lookwow, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lookwow

    lookwow Smoke Blower

    So I got a stuffer for christmas and had a chance to test it out. I was kind of expecting it to go very bad but it was actually a lot easier then I thought it would be. Was the coolest smoking type thing ive done so far I think. Even the wife was impressed.

    Question I have is i twisted them into links. For separating them into there own links can i just cut them after they have sat overnight in the fridge or will they open up then?
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah 99% of the time they will keep there shape after a good rest in the frig
     
  3. lookwow

    lookwow Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the quick reply like always.
     
  4. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    true collagen will unravel but the meat might hold the shape depending on how it's cooked and the meat mix itself.

    I usually tie them with butchers twine .
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Same here on the string 
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you twisted them at least 3 full turns you will have enough between the brats to cut & still leave a little twist on each one. After a night in the fridge they will stay twisted.
     

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