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Sausage casings

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:10 pm

Is one preferred over others for those whom have done it? I want to get into sausage making.
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby Papa Tom » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:39 pm

I prefer natural casings for most links, Colligen for snack sticks and fiber casings for summer sausage type items.
Try a bit of vinegar in the solution when soaking natural casings it helps transparency and flexability.
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby Rambo » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:48 pm

Pinned at the top of this forum is a Tutorial that is VERY informative
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:08 pm

It's been quite a while since I've done any sausage but back in the day I/WE always preferred Natural Casings as Papa Tom previously mentioned. :tup: :wav: :chef: :cheers: :salut: :texas:
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:09 pm

Rambo wrote:Pinned at the top of this forum is a Tutorial that is VERY informative



Rambo I did see that before posting but I was looking for more of a product recommendation. I didn't know if some were better than others. There's certainly a big difference in price from the manufacturers. I hope that makes sense.
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:11 pm

Papa Tom wrote:Try a bit of vinegar in the solution when soaking natural casings it helps transparency and flexability.



Tom any idea why or how it does that?
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby jmcrig » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:31 pm

For many years I used vinegar in my soak. Of late, I've changed to baking soda. Here is a really good link about casings, https://youtu.be/iEtbNfKwi9o. Not saying you should purchase the products he is pushing, but pay attention to the procedures. I think the vinegar soak was to help with the cleaning which I don't believe is still an issue.
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby Rambo » Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:13 am

Good link Mark.
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Re: Sausage casings

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:43 am

:tup: I was hoping that, Mark, would see this and offer up some advice :salut: :chef: :cheers:
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