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Old 04-22-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Butcher's twine

Can I use ordinary cotton twine to truss a chicken? Or does it have to be a food specific twine?

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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I would use it as long as it is cotton. I save the bakery strings for things like that.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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100% uncoated cotton.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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Never use any synthetic twine as it will melt. It is much the same as patching for a muzzle loading weapon. It has to be 100% cotton or the results will be quite ugly.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Come to think of it, I have used sisal twine, in a pinch.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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Where can you buy inexpensive butchers twine?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Can I use ordinary cotton twine to truss a chicken? Or does it have to be a food specific twine?
I did a lot of Googling on this a couple years ago and from what I can tell, all butcher's twine is is cotton string. And even though I had some cotton string, I went out and bought some thinner cotton string... and it sits in my cupboard, not my collect-all drawer
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You can usually find cotton twine near the yarn section of Walmart.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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Never use any synthetic twine as it will melt. It is much the same as patching for a muzzle loading weapon. It has to be 100% cotton or the results will be quite ugly.


Does it just make a mess that needs to be cleaned up or does it damage the muzzle loader?

Or worse?
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One of the cheapest places to find it is a hardware store.
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