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collagen casing smoking

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by sonyatango, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. sonyatango

    sonyatango Newbie

    Can anyone help me figure out why my medium cased sausages are splitting in my smoker.  I am using collagen casing for summer sausage.  The regular summer sausage casings are working fine, but the medium ones are splitting.
  2. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I always use fibrous non edible casing on my summer sausage and salami

    can you tell us what size casing you are using ?

    couple things I can think of is that maybe you are stuffing to tightly. no room for it to expand when it heats

    or you are smoking it at too high a temp?

    some pictures may help too
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wish I could help you, but so far I have never "stuffed" anything in a casing. I prefer no casings, so I can get more smoke to the meat.

    I'm not saying I never will stuff my summer sausage, but since it's so easy to "un-stuff" it, I probably won't.

    Uncle Lar might be right, but I'm betting somebody will be along that had the same thing happen to them, and knows what causes it.

    Luck to ya,

  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. sonyatango

    sonyatango Newbie

    thanks, it was probably too high heat, the smaller ones were on the lower shelf.