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Casing size for brats

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have some 21mm casings that I have no plan for. I'm thinking these are too small for venison/pork brats? I'm fixing a batch of brats this afternoon and I'll use these if y'all think they'd work.
post #2 of 12
Those are pretty small for brats. That'd be more like breakfast sausage size. It wouldn't hurt to use them though.
post #3 of 12
Commons brats are usually stuffed into medium hog casings.

There are some brats such as Nuremberg bratwurst that are stuffed into smaller casings ~ that size.



~Martin
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Yeah that's kind of what I thought. I ran down the road to das schlaut haus and picked up some hog casings. I'll stuff those babies after bit.
post #5 of 12

Can't wait to see them popcorn.gif

post #6 of 12

21mm are hot dog casing size... I would get 32-34mmn for brats

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by boykjo View Post

21mm are hot dog casing size... I would get 32-34mmn for brats

Yessir. yeahthat.gif

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the fuzzy phone pic but that's all I've got on this one...

I've used hog casings a couple of times before, but for whatever reason, these were bigger. I didn't care for them. I guess I'll have to keep shopping. The new recipe blend worked well though...and I had my helper who was excited about helping. The butcher shop (aka the garage) is a cool 35 degrees right now. Time to do some more work. Oh ya, this was my first attempt at tying in threes...it needs some work, but I was surprised at just how easy it was. It also made it easier to cut them apart. They're all vac sealed and in the freezer now...all 20 lbs worth!

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post #9 of 12
Looks good!!
Yeah, those are definitely some large casings!



~Martin
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
I agree...too big. They weren't even stuffed to the max either. Not sure if I just got a fluke batch or what. I'll be eating them nonetheless.
post #11 of 12

drool.gifwow looks great

post #12 of 12
What type of brats are they they look amazing
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