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Less water with plastic casings?

hightine

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Hi folks

I'm doing pepperoni sticks with 8 lb venison and 2 lb pork butt. I'm using plastic casings from my butcher. The recipe is from a packet and calls for two cups of water. In the packet are edible collagen casings. I'm wondering if I should use less water because the plastic casings will not let moisture escape?

Any thoughts? I'm new at this so hopefully someone can assist?

Thank you!
Jon from PA
 

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Plastic casings?   Are you smoking them?
 

hightine

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Yes they are some type of plastic. Clear with a black stripe. We were going to heat them with the smoker. No smoke will get thru however. I will try to upload a pic.
 

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Those are non edible casings. You do not want to cut the water because you need it wet so that it gets sticky and forms properly.
 

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Those are non edible cellulose casings. Normally for skinless sausage, franks. Some cellulose you can but heat and smoke to, some you cant.
 

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