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Pre tubed casings

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I just bought some hog casings from a butcher ( while I was out of town), the ones he sold me where pre tubed and they were left over from their production that day.

So they came in a bag, already washed and ready to just slide on the stuffer......... trouble is i have some out of town stuff to do and I wont be using them for a while. 

How should I store them? should I drain the water and place in salt? or do I need to pull the plastic former off?



post #2 of 9

Just drain any water and re-salt them with sea or non-iodized salt.  I use these all the time, I get them from Syracuse Casings:





Selectors of Natural North American Hog Casing for use in fresh sausage manufacturing. Providing Natural North American Hog Casing for avid sausage ...





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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, that was what I had hoped.

post #5 of 9

Sorry, if this is a dumb question, but what are pre tubed casings? I've never seen them in my area.

post #6 of 9
Originally Posted by AK1 View Post

Sorry, if this is a dumb question, but what are pre tubed casings? I've never seen them in my area.

I would also like to know this. Would these be better than the pre packaged ones. I am looking for not so tough casings after smoking brats.




post #7 of 9

Thanks for the link Pops, I think I'm going to give them a try.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Pre tubed means they have been fed on to a plastic hollow tube. You slide the tube over the sausage stuffer horn, grasp the sausage casing and pull back ( retract) the plastic tube.

Vhalla! you now have sausage casing threaded onto your stuffer ready to go.


If my explanation sounds poor please add a comment

post #9 of 9

Thanks. I've never seen those. Too bad, they would be handy.

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