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

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

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

 

 

 

post #2 of 15

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

post #3 of 15

You can get all the SS hog rings you want on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hog-rings-upholstery-trap-making-stainless-steel-cage-/150750316906?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr&hash=item23196b496a#ht_785wt_1185

 

I use them in upholstery.  This place sells them to use in making fish traps or upholstery.

 

But you did a pretty good job re-inventing the wheel!  biggrin.gif  Nice job.

post #4 of 15

That's awesome Ahron!

post #5 of 15

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.

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by uncle_lar View Post

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.



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?

 

 

post #7 of 15

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

post #8 of 15

Great idea ahron.... It is ok to use galvanized rings... just dont eat them...biggrin.gif 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

post #9 of 15

Ahron

 

Nice going making the SS rings.

 

I to use the manual hog pliers. I had the automatic and they suck and will only crimp so far. I tossed em.

 

hd here is the link but IMHO save your $. The manual pliers are very easy to use.

http://www.westonsupply.com/Weston-Hog-Ring-Pliers-p/47-1401.htm

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

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.

 

 

 

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by africanmeat View Post

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.

 

 

 



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

 

 

 

 
 
post #12 of 15
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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

 

 

 

 
 



Thanks Joe For the info it makes my life easier

 

post #13 of 15

That is awesome Ahron, way to be resourceful

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post

Ahron

 

Nice going making the SS rings.

 

I to use the manual hog pliers. I had the automatic and they suck and will only crimp so far. I tossed em.

 

hd here is the link but IMHO save your $. The manual pliers are very easy to use.

http://www.westonsupply.com/Weston-Hog-Ring-Pliers-p/47-1401.htm


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! biggrin.gif  

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BzAMkENJVg&feature=related

 

 

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Big Casino View Post

That is awesome Ahron, way to be resourceful



  Thanks Big

 

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