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Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:32 am

I bought some of these to stuff and use for Christmas presents.
I made a batch of summer sausage, the same one that I always make.
Used the same method and times for soaking and stuffing.
These were 12" casings, so I stuffed with 1-1/4 pounds of meat mix.
After cooking, the casings did not stick to the meat and shrink like my others have done.
Is there a fix for this or am I stuck giving UGLY Christmas Presents? :oops:
I was thinking maybe a poach would shrink them up. Any suggestions?
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Papa Tom » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:33 pm

I'd give out ugly....... Here try me give me the ugliest one and test my reaction..

Actually I doubt that there is any way to make them pretty now.
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby tex_toby » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:51 pm

Yep - I could eat the ugly ones, no problem. As a matter of fact, every time Mrs Tex makes deviled eggs to take somewhere, I always get the ugly ones. They taste good to me! :thap:
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:37 pm

Thanks guys.
This is what I done to half fast fix the problem.
Brought a pot of water to 180F. Put the sausages in for 10 minutes. Removed to cold running water and tightened the ends up. Then air drying now.
I think my screw-up was that I couldn't keep the end tight and tie it off at the same time contributed to my problem.
If I would have brought my hog ring pliers with me, that would have not been an issue.

After the poach.

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Sliced uncased log from the cleanout.

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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby tex_toby » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:57 pm

I need to be on your Christmas list...
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Postby ChileFarmer » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Yeah, put me on your ugly list They looking good to me. CF :D
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:12 pm

Thanks Toby and CF.
I have 10 more to do without jalapeno. Hope they turn out better.
I may finish those off using a poach.
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Boots » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:35 pm

Better ship 'em all to me so I can test the casings for possible leakage. I'll have all the non-leaky ones back to you by Christmas.
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Txdragon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Dealing with cured products, they are never ugly. They are rustic! I certainly wouldn't turn one away!!
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks Boots, but when I poached em, I poked holes in them. :D

Thanks Dragon. I like that. "RUSTIC"
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby David S » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:10 pm

1. I would eat them!!
2. As far as fixing the ugly, get some rubber bands and wrap a dollar bill onto each one.
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Thanks David, but I think I will leave them "Rustic" :roll:
The next batch, I'm gonna try to maintain < 150F and do em on the Weber 26 then finish in a poach.
If it ever quits raining out here. :evil:
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Txdragon » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:01 pm

Jarhead wrote:

Thanks Dragon. I like that. "RUSTIC"



No problem! Use it as often as you'd like!!
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Boots » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Gunny send us some of that rain. After a good wet first half the year, we fell into a dry hole. Drive out to El Paso fir Thanksgiving, and everything east of Sweetwater looked really dry. Not good news to relate, I anticipate beef herds to be further reduced come summer, with more pressure on beef prices, unless the Coastal Bend comes in w a strong wet winter.
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Re: Santa Claus Fibrous Casing ???

Postby Jarhead » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:21 pm

Boots, I would love to. But I don't think I have that power.
We need it in S/W Missouri also.
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