Noob to sausage-making: Callogen casing question

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uncle eddie

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Other than the color, is there any dfifference between the mahogany (brown) casings and the (assuming) natural colored callogen casings?
 
There is no difference. May i ask what sausage you are making, collagen casings are good but some applications they can be tricky, for example, they don't tie well like natural casing. Just want make sure you have a good experience and not a frustrating one.

Corey
 
I wanted to know this as well. Thanks for asking. Does sausage using the natural colored ones turn red after smoking?
 
Mahogany color is good if your not going to apply smoke, gives the smoke color. Clear casing good for smoke applied and they make already smoked collagen. I never had any problem tying the ens of collagen.

Yes the collagen will turn color after smoking.
 
There is no difference. May i ask what sausage you are making, collagen casings are good but some applications they can be tricky, for example, they don't tie well like natural casing. Just want make sure you have a good experience and not a frustrating one.
Corey

I am just making pork-sticks for the time being. 5 pound batches - trying to tweak my recipe to my liking. I am now running low on casings and when I started looking in more detail for casings, a new universe of casings was revealed to me - definitely more than what I can get at Bass Pro Shops (lol) - which is why the question was asked.
 
Only difference is that there are collagen casings for smoke (which are tougher and can handle twisting /hanging) and there are collagen casings for fresh sausage. Do not use fresh sausage collagen for smoked sausages....
 
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