Well I finally got around to playing with homemade brats today, I used a kit from Sausage Source that came with 4 different seasoning packs that each will do 5lbs of meat. The kit also included casings as well and was a decent price if you don't figure in shipping !
We tried the plain ole brat pack to start with. Never having messed with casings before I found them to be a bit of a challenge. Once we figured out how to handle getting the cases on the horn, we worked out the bugs in twisting and filling. The first 2 casings were great but the 3rd had a hole midway down it, so we cut it and made 2 cases out of it. On the 3rd we also were reaching the end of our brat mixture, since we already made a kid size brat when we ran out of casing earlier this time we made a huge jumbo brat to use up the meat left over in the grinder/stuffer.
Enjoy the view!
ready for the smoker
on the smoker
on my plate and ready for some mustard!