I tried to make a batch of snack sticks today. This was the first time using the new stuffer and I did not notice it did not come with a 3/8" small tube. I could not use my 17mm LEM casings I had. So I had to run to the local store and get 3/4" casings (unknown type) and I think they are clear collagen casings. The store own told me to soak them first as they didn't have a package, or directions. I soaked them for thirty minutes and I started having them blow open if I put any pressure on them stuffing them. I had some blow open after resting on the platter waiting to go to the smoke house. If I just bent it wrong slightly they would just blow open. Some even split the entire length of 3' while stuffing.
So, how did I do this wrong, or where these just bad casings? Some split open like on a seam and some when trying to remove all the meat seemed spiraled like paper on a cardboard tube is wrapped when making them
Edited by archeryrob - 5/21/16 at 12:24pm