I make the sausage mix and put it in the casing. Although, when I twist them to make them into individual sausages it splits and I have wasted the casing and sausage meat.

The sausages split literally as I twist them. I use 'Single dry beef collagen casing 28mm' cases. I store them in a dark safe cupboard where they cannot get damaged. Before filling them I wash the to make sure they are no snags

Any help would be appreciated, Domford


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Collagen casings are quite fragile, unfortunately, and can’t easily be twisted off. You can try filling them less and pinching the meat away in the area you’ll twist, or tying them off with kitchen twine, or use natural casings instead.

  • Hi @Sneftel, thank you so much! Would you be able to recommend any brands of natural casings. Thanks, Domford
    – otti green
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 19:50
  • Afraid not, it’s been many years since I did any sausage-making. Ask your local butcher.
    – Sneftel
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 20:00
  • Ok thank you so much! I hope you stay well in these unpredictable times :)
    – otti green
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 20:08

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