Step 8: Makin' Sausage

The hard part is over.  Let's use this puppy!
  1. Make a batch of your favorite sausage.  I'm partial to hot Italian sausage myself.
  2. Rinse out some sausage casings.  Leave them sitting in a bowl of water.
  3. Set up the stuffer over a pan and open the top.
  4. Fill the stuffer with your sausage.
  5. Attach the top and set up the stuffer on its side.
  6. Clamp it down.
  7. Tie a knot in the end of the casing and thread it onto the nozzle.  A little grease or spray oil helps this process.
  8. Turn the crank with one hand and guide the sausage with the other.
  9. Look at it go!  Just like the fuzzy pumper barbershop!
  10. When the casing is full tie off the end and twist into links.  Remember to twist every other link in the opposite direction (You'll see what I mean when you get there).
  11. Enjoy some awesome homemade sausage.
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