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Old 04-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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A question of string for trussing......

I trussed the boneless leg of lamb for Easter...it was wonderful on the barbeque with indirect heat, by the way.
I had butchers string for the job, but husband insisted his nylon cord would be better. My dear daddy was a meat cutter, and he used only butchers twine, so that's what I used too. Husband insists that it was only because the butchers twine was cheaper. I know it sounds silly but please prove me right. Can nylon twine be toxic or anything??
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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I did a quick google search on the melting point of nylon. It melts at 450 F and should not be used at temps over about 234 F.

I guess that's a pretty good reason to not use it in a hot pan or oven.
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would NOT use nylon
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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What makes your husband think the nylon would be better than butchers twine? Butchers twine works exactly as you would want it to work. How is changing materials a benefit according to him?

I am with the others. I would stick to the butchers twine. Unless it is designed for such high heat then I would not feel safe using it.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:05 PM   #5
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butchers twine every time. It gets moisture from the meat so it doesn't burn. Nylon is not absorbent so it melts into your food or on you pans. yuk.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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It's unanimous!!! You are right Miss Kayelle...Your husband is wrong!!!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:32 AM   #7
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You can melt nylon cord with a soldering iron or cigarette lighter. Stick with cotton butcher twine.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #8
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WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO.....
I'm right, and he's wrong!

Now I have to mark the calendar.


Thanks guys!!
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WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO.....
I'm right, and he's wrong!

Now I have to mark the calendar.


Thanks guys!!

No, now you have to convince your DH we are right!
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #10
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No, now you have to convince your DH we are right!
Well Andy, husband is sulking that six, count em, 6 men turned on him.
He said "it's a black day for mankind".
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