Trying to post this again..
9 lbs of pork picnic, TSM Italian seasoning and stuffed into 29-32 hog casings. First time making linkers.
Yes, they really did. With the wifey being Italian, I was hoping this pre-mixed blend would be good. It was great! She loved it.
I need to make some HOT next time.
Thanks everyone and sorry about the double post. I didn't know if had to be approved by a mod before it came up. So I did it twice by accident.
Surprisingly, no blowouts. An experienced sausagemaker on another forum walked me through it and that was a huge help. His most valuable tip to me was to "pinch" the casing with my fingers at the desired length and then keep stuffing. It made it very easy to twist afterwards. I also really took my time.