A few were asking how I linked the hot dogs I posted so I thought I'd try and demonstrate. It's only hard to do the first time after that it's easy
Start with you rope of sausage. form your first two links with a couple pinches( no twist necessary) then tie the casing at the start of the rope to the end of the second dog. leave a few inches of casing when ya start so it's easy to tie
now lay the rope over the pinch between dog 1 and 2.
and pinch your third dog at the same spot.
Here's where it gets tricky;
Reach through the center of the three dogs and pull a loop through.
lay that too the right in the pic it form the next link in the chain. roll it all over so the long rope is on top of the chain, and lay it over the second set of two dogs
then just keep doing the same procedure till ya run out of sausage.
I hope this helps more then it confuses, once ya get the hang of it it's really fast.