Stupid question?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by foamheart, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why do sausages curve? Would they be straight if we didn't curl them while making? Is it inherit in the curve of the casings?

    If you were going to put a brat on a hotdog bun wouldn't it be better straight?

    Nearly everything I see is curved. Maybe we should curve the buns? We finally got the buns and the hotdogs to even out in the packaging. Why get curved buns?

    Inquiring minds want to know!
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It must be the casings, because my unstuffed sticks don't curve.

    Probably the casing trying to shrink more than the meat will allow, while it's drying.

    I saw on an episode of Triple D, they had curved buns made special for their sausages. Had Guy cracking' up!!

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
  3. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    The curve is built into the intestine, otherwise the pig would be too long and need extra legs.  [​IMG]
  4. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    LOL  Beer just shot out of my nose. Please excuse me.

  5. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bear got it right on the curve thing with natural casings.  Natural casings do have a slight bend in them even though they appear straight.  All you have to do is link a few fresh ones and you will notice this.  Skinless hot dogs are shot out of plastic tubing, thus remaining straight.  I remember way back when i saw these plastic casings being run through this machine and it seemed that there was a sharp tool in the end of the tube which cut the plastic tubing and the skinless cooked dogs pop'd out ready for cooling.  So natural casings will give you a slight bend [slightly more after smoking/cooking] and the arificial casings will keep the sausage straight. Reinhard
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They curve them so they don't roll off of the grill....
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are curved to match the smile on your face while you're eating them.

  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awwwww................. you guys!

  10. grimreeper

    grimreeper Smoke Blower

    some women like a curved sausage. :sausage::sausage::yahoo::yahoo:
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Curved buns will be a problem.  Who can remember if their sausage curves to the left or to the right?   Much to complicated.  And then there is that whole Low Carb thing going on.   ...Don't get me started 
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh silly.... when you open the bag, you would just set the left handed bun of the left side of the counter and the right handed bun on the right side. Then if properly placed on the pit you'll know which to pull for each brat.

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