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Casing Length Calculator Program

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:59 pm
by Oddley
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.


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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:10 pm
by wheels

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.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:00 pm
by aris
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.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:19 pm
by sausagemaker
Hi Oddley

Welcome back


PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:31 pm
by Oddley
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.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:52 pm
by Ken Boy
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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:21 am
by Spuddy
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.



PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:14 am
by veener79

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:

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:43 am
by sausagemaker
If you multipy your pounds of meat by 454 this gives you the grams to input.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:31 pm
by veener79
Thanks that is nice and easy.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:38 pm
by jenny_haddow
Very useful Oddley, thanks. Great to see you back.



PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:58 pm
by the hogman
thanks Oddley, nice one

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:42 am
by Terry
Thanks Oddley, for this useful little program.


PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 2:46 pm
by 5thElement
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!


Small error in casing length calculator

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:56 am
by beaker
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 ;-)