I decided to start a new topic as to not thread jack the breakfast thread. I was going to append my "need sausage help" thread, bu tit seems it was deleted.
After spending way too much time trying to stuff 3/8 casings, I switched to 40's to make brats. The small links turned out good, just too time intensive to make right now. I just ordered a 5# LEM steel gear packer to make this easier. I also upgraded from the hand crank grinder/ stuffer to an electric. The hand stuffer doesnt work very well on the small stuff either. A few gave me the tip of getting good equipment in the last thread and now I see why. I wasnt sure this would work out and didnt want to spend the money. As high as beef is getting now, I can buy a big package of boston butt, grind it and make brats or burgers alot cheaper. I did a batch of all venison brats that turned out great. This will open up more options for next deer season. Thinking about experimenting with fish this summer