Originally Posted by kgoings
Wow thanks! I love hot links, I just built my first smoker (UDS) and have been wanting to make some hot links...didn't know if you just bought links from the store and smoked them or made your own. This looks like something I would like to try. How do you stuff it in the casings? Is there a tool or do you do it by hand? What casings do you buy, or does it matter.
If you have a hand grinder, you can usually buy an attachment tube that goes on the end of it to stuff them. Same for electric grinders. The attachment came with mine though. OR you can make your life a lot easier and get a sausage stuffer. I'm actually going to order one today, so I don't speak from experience, but from what I've read it makes life a lot easier when making sausages. It's a royal pain to stuff with my electric grinder.