Casing Length Calculator Program

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Casing Length Calculator Program

Postby Oddley » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:59 pm

Hi guys, I'm back from my trip, but still very busy.

I have programmed a casing length calculator and thought it might be useful to you. It tells you what length of casing to use for a given weight of sausagemeat. If you read this spuddy, and think it worth it, perhaps you would like to host it for me.


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Download it here.

To read the help files. Start the program and press the F1 button on your keyboard. I recommend you read them.

I have not tested this program on Windows Vista, so if anybody who has vista tries it, please let me know if it works OK.

EDIT: It seems some people are having trouble with the file, so I have uploaded it again as Casing.zip
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Postby wheels » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:10 pm

Oddley

That's brilliant it'll be really useful - I always soak far too much casing 'cos I never know how much i'll use - this will actually save me money.
Worked OK in Vista for me. Only thing was that it downloaded as casing without the .exe on the end of the filename.
Thanks again.

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Postby aris » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:00 pm

Hey Oddley - welcome back. What backwater did they send you to that you had no internet access :-)

About your program - very useful indeed. Do you think it might be possible to add a calibration for different diameters of casing - i.e. hogs can range from 32-38mm (or more). Sheeps can be 18-22 or so etc.
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Postby sausagemaker » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:19 pm

Hi Oddley

Welcome back

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Postby Oddley » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:31 pm

I am glad it works on Vista.

Sorry aris client confidentiality.

The program can be made to what I want it too. With enough time. You can experiment yourself, with different casing sizes, and enter different lengths in the settings box on the program, to do what you want.

Thanks all for the welcome back.
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Postby Ken Boy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:52 pm

Welcome back Oddley
Nice little Program hope it will end all those loose ends of casings left over :lol: :lol:
ps works on vista ok
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Postby Spuddy » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:21 am

Nice work Oddley and welcome back.

You've got a few questions to answer around here :)

I'll upload it pemanently to my server and change the link.

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Postby veener79 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:14 am

Thanks,

Just wondering is there any way to change this to Lb's since I am in the US and we still do not use the metric system yet. :roll:
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Postby sausagemaker » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:43 am

If you multipy your pounds of meat by 454 this gives you the grams to input.

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Postby veener79 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:31 pm

Thanks that is nice and easy.
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Postby jenny_haddow » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Very useful Oddley, thanks. Great to see you back.

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Postby the hogman » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:58 pm

thanks Oddley, nice one
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Postby Terry » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:42 am

Thanks Oddley, for this useful little program.

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Postby 5thElement » Sat May 30, 2009 2:46 pm

Thanks for the program, im doing my first batch of sausage today and had no idea how much casing i'd need so the program worked a treat!

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Small error in casing length calculator

Postby beaker » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:56 am

Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a while now and trying to inwardly digest all of the information that's here (and as you all know there's plenty of it!). Anyway, on to the reason for posting:

Hi Oddley: I'm just about to make a 3kg batch of sausages and some chorizo today and I thought I'd use your calculator. I've noticed a discrepancy in the "Metres" figure. If I for instance enter 3000g in the "Mix weight" field and choose "Hog Casing" I get the following figures:

Centimetres = 504
Metres = 5,4
Inches = 198
Feet & Inches = 16' 6"

If you notice 504cm doesn't equal 5.4m, it should be 5.04m. However, if I enter 1000g I get the following figures:

Centimetres = 168
Metres = 1,68
Inches = 66
Feet & Inches = 5' 6"

Which is a bit odd because the cm and metre figures are equivalent! I obviously don't know what you used to write your program but I would hazard a guess that it's something to do with the way the metres value string is assembled. It looks to me as if it's truncating any leading zeroes in the decimal part of the value (does that make sense?).

This is not a criticism just a bug report ;-)
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