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Collagen Casings

Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 09, 2018 18:09

I was just looking at some 16mm (5/8") Mahogany Collagen Casings for snack sticks.
I noticed that in the description, it says "Use only with stainless steel stuffing tubes.
What! ....... Why is that?
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Post by Bob K » Fri Feb 09, 2018 19:54

They (stainless steel) are the only ones that they will fit on. Wall on plastic tubes make the outside dia too large.
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Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 09, 2018 23:51

Thanks BobK, I learn something new again.
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Post by Butterbean » Sat Feb 10, 2018 01:05

Bob K wrote:They (stainless steel) are the only ones that they will fit on. Wall on plastic tubes make the outside dia too large.
Even at that, not all stainless steel tubes will accept them. I learned that he hard way. :oops:
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Post by Kijek » Sat Feb 10, 2018 01:48

I'm sure your right, because they did say to use a 1/2" OD SS tube.

When I now think back many years ago when I tried collagen casings, I think I can now remembering having some trouble with some casing not fitting the tube.

Now I have to check on if I can get 1/2" SS tube for my 15lb stuffer from Northern Tool or my Dakota water stuffer, which I like when working alone.
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Post by cajuneric » Sun Feb 11, 2018 23:59

I just had to order these for a similar reason. Not sure if the base is the right size?

https://www.sausagemaker.com/Set-of-4-S ... 8-1120.htm

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Post by Kijek » Mon Feb 12, 2018 01:46

Thanks Cajuneric, but the Dakota Water stuffer has a threaded end on there tubes, unlike all others, that is their down fall.
But if your doing sausage stuffing alone (1 person) this stuffer is great and I do love it.

Here is the shape of there tubes.

http://www.dakotahsausagestuffer.com/Sa ... ks-222.htm
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Post by cajuneric » Mon Feb 12, 2018 01:54

How interesting. Thanks for the info..

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Post by Bob K » Mon Feb 12, 2018 13:49

Eric-
You should measure the diameter of the base on your current tubes and order the same size, it's the only way to make sure they will fit. They make tubes for different stuffers and also to fit on grinders....so they vary. Unfortunately it will probably take a phone call to the retailer as few have that info listed.

The most common size for dedicated stuffers is 2" (50-51 mm)
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Post by cajuneric » Mon Feb 12, 2018 14:20

I see the error of my ways.... In my response I was referring to Kijek's base size. Fortunately my stuffer came from TSM so I know they will fit. LOL I see where it looks like I was talking about mine... sorry for the confusion
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