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I thought I had a pretty solid sausage-linking game with my method of twisting every other link (rather than the typical twist one way, then the opposite technique). However, going forward I’m going to practice this cool method. I first saw it when friend (and Field & Stream contributor) Brad Fenson posted up a video of him make up some venison hot dogs. Since then I’ve been studying up on this old-world style. Brad learned it from a butcher, but I went to YouTube. The biggest benefit that I can see is being able to measure the links against each other, getting even, consistent sausages every time.

I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s looks easy. Anyone else using this technique for tying off sausage links?