Tie salami with hog ring the safe and easy way step by step

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by africanmeat, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do i invent the wheel ??

    i saw many people tie the salami and  sausage with rope or wire i found a hog ring pliers at my Upholsterer store but the hog rings are made from galvanize steel. it is not good for food.

    So i got from my welding supplier 1.8 mm of stainless steel and made my own hog rings.

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    Cut 3/4 of the ring

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    Hog ring plier

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    Thanks
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Ahron. I bet that is going to work real nice 
     
  3. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's awesome Ahron!
     
  5. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I bought the stainless hog rings and  auto feed pliers from midwestern research.

    I tie one end and hog ring the other end after stuffing. I have a set of those manual pliers but when you are by yourself it is harder to use those than the automatic ones.
     
  6. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper


    My hog ring pliers are spring loaded, so after loading a hog ring I can just lay down the pliers and it stays in place.  When I get ready to use it, it's a one handed operation.

    The automatic ones sound nice, but don't know if I could justify the big bucks?  How much was yours?  Got a link to them?
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ahron, morning.... And braided dacron fishing line for the string ????  Dave
     
  8. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great idea ahron.... It is ok to use galvanized rings... just dont eat them...[​IMG] Zinc will not hurt you unless it becomes a gas or flakes off and gets in the food...... Ever throw oysters on piece of galvanized tin with a burlap bag over the top over a hot fire... I've seen it done many times...Not a good practice

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys

    i cant find ss rings in south Africa,bringing from the USA it makes it expansive . my Pliers is spring load so i can use it with one hand,

    this way i can do small rings for ,franks, small fermented salami or chorizo,

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    Morning Dave   it is a an Upholsterer string not my expansive fishing line theta will be sacrilege.

    Rick thanks  i am happy with my manual one

    Joe are you sure abut the galvanize rings ? ,i can find than here easy thanks.
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Ahron, If the galvanized rings do not flake and the zinc does not get into the food they are safe to use. Zinc is not harmful unless you ingest it or inhale zincs toxic fumes. When zinc is heated and turned into a gas it turns into zinc oxide.  The melting point of zinc is 787 degrees F or 420 degrees c. Smoking at low temperatures (under 250) should not effect the zinc to become harmful as long as conditions are monitored correctly...

    Joe
     
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Joe For the info it makes my life easier
     
  13. That is awesome Ahron, way to be resourceful
     
  14. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the link. I went over and looked at their site and found a 7 pound Weston sausage stuffer on sale for $139.  It was $40 off and had all steel gears.  I pulled the trigger, so next time I make sausage, I won't be fighting my meat grinder trying to get it to stuff too! [​IMG]   

    Here's a link to a video of the one I got.  I can't wait!

     
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      Thanks Big
     

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