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Offline Reinhard

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2017, 06:47:37 AM »
Great post by Ken W.  I made 25 pounds of old fashion wieners for the grandkids awhile back and used sheep casings.  That's why I don't use them anymore.  they turned out great but way too much work dealing with the small casings for me.  However those 28mm hog casings would be a great option for smaller size dogs.  I may try those myself and make some more old fashion wieners again.  good luck.

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2017, 09:23:15 AM »
Interesting! Not sure I could justify spending $40 on casings for a batch of dogs though.  Quite a difference in prices between the big ones and small one, I suppose they don't butcher too many small hogs, so they're harder to come by.

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 09:26:44 AM »
I just might. love the braut size but its still nice to have normal sized hot dogs and breakfast sausage.

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 03:53:19 PM »
Interesting! Not sure I could justify spending $40 on casings for a batch of dogs though.  Quite a difference in prices between the big ones and small one, I suppose they don't butcher too many small hogs, so they're harder to come by.

Yeah they aren't cheap. But they supposedly stuff around 90 pounds.....that's about .40 per pound. At the price of good hot dogs,that's not so bad when you know what's in them.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 03:55:29 PM by KEN W »

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 08:15:45 PM »
I just looked at that link again Ken.  I was thinking it said 100 feet but it says 100 yards of intestines.  That is so hard to believe I will look again.  That is a lot of hot dogs. 

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2017, 08:27:13 PM »
Yup I looked again.  100 yards of tubular material.  So if you make 6" hot dogs which would be awesome that would be 600 hot dogs if we are just talking footage.  That makes that an affordable deal if one can preserve them.  So is freezing them going to make them last for a couple of years or more???

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2017, 08:34:49 PM »
So if we talk about footage that is 300 6" hot dogs...   $45 divided by 300 is 15 cents per dog.  That is still quite an added expense per dog but may be worth it. 

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2017, 10:11:45 PM »
i think u should make a 100 yrd hot dog

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2017, 06:38:58 AM »
i think u should make a 100 yrd hot dog

HA HA Good one.  That could be our recreation at the GTG...   :happy1:

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 06:58:22 AM »
Yup I looked again.  100 yards of tubular material.  So if you make 6" hot dogs which would be awesome that would be 600 hot dogs if we are just talking footage.  That makes that an affordable deal if one can preserve them.  So is freezing them going to make them last for a couple of years or more???

I never freeze casings. Salt the heck out of them. They have lasted for a couple of years. I don't use them for just hot dogs. I use them for any sausage if you want them to be bun size. Brats,Polish,German, Breakfast, etc. Even good size sticks.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 07:04:57 AM by KEN W »

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2017, 08:24:13 AM »
ya, I agree with Ken.  Never freeze casings.  Freezing them makes them weak and brittle and they would break easy.  I do like Ken does.  I cover them in a good amount of salt in a plastic container and cover.  Keep them in the fridge.  Then take out what you need and rinse them off and rinse internaly also.  Left over casing put back in the container and more salt.  good luck.

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2017, 08:26:56 AM »
I agree with both Ken and RH on taking care of the casings.  they will last a long time that way.
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: Hot Dogs
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2017, 10:26:09 AM »
Thanks for that tip you guys.  I will do that.  Salt the heck out of them and put in the frig then.