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Cotton Bag Muslin Pre-Treatment

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Hi All, can anyone tell me why, my Grandfather would dip his cotton / muslin sausage bags in boiling beef lard, prior to stuffing them,

 

Sorry but I'm chewing through our family recipe and I found that noted, just trying to wrap my head around as to why?

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To keep the meat from sticking to the bag more than likely. As he cooked the SS, the lard would melt off and the smoke could penetrate a bit.

That's my guess.
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Mmmmmm, boiled beef lard!

I soak mine in water prior to stuffing them. I pre wash them and dry them prior to that in vinegar and water 50/50 mix. Never had a problem with them sticking.
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