Twisting Brats

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dj54, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. dj54

    dj54 Fire Starter

    I just made 5 lbs of brats using shooterick's recipe and having a tough time keeping them twisted up. Is there some type of technique to twisting them in brat length that I don't know about ? Also once they dry just put them in freezer for keeping no smoke or anything ?

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  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Twist one away from you 3 turns then the next twist towards you same amount of turns.

    Away/Towards/Away/Towards

    Try not to over stuff or you will break the casing.
     
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  4. dj54

    dj54 Fire Starter

    Do you have to tie between link ? What keeps them from untwisting ?

    Thanks Again
     
     
  5. After they sit overnight the casing will take the shape and not pop open on the ends.
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great advice from some really good sausage makers 
     
  7. are you using natural casings? or collagen?
     
  8. dj54

    dj54 Fire Starter

    Natural Hog casings, Big Casino
     
     
  9. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    There is an easier way than remembering to twist the opposite direction every time.  When you pinch the links, pinch two at a time and twist the 2nd of the pair.  Using these symbols as representation of links (_____)x(_____)x , you can see that if you twist the 2nd link you are twisting between the 1st and 2nd link and also the end of the 2nd link (where the x's are shown).  When you pinch two more links and twist the 2nd of these two, you are twisting the between the 3rd and 4th link and the end of the 4th (_____)x(_____)x(_____)x(_____)x.
     

  10. well these guys got ya covered, I personally always forget which way I turned the last...LOL
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Twisted

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    Link

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  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

      links . easy to do and looks good that way

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  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I suck at it and always tie.............

    Joe
     
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The reverse twist works fine for me?

    The only problem I have with that is by the time I get to the twisting part, I am so far into the 30 pack of beer that I can't remember which way I twisted the last time? [​IMG]

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  15. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

      My kind of guy LOL [​IMG]   

    I do the every other link.

    Here's a thread I did on linking in threes'

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/103413/linking-in-threes

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  16. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Holy cow Dan how did you do that. I have always used the twist towards me and then away from me method. Now I have also ised the twist every other one away from me. Now that way in the video I would have sausage all over the place after I broke half of them.
     
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  17. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      Yes it is easy and fast 
     

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