Sheep casings

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by wrwoelfel, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. wrwoelfel

    wrwoelfel Fire Starter

    so I started making some sticks a couple weeks ago and had some extra casing I left in water in the fridge. Had the intent of using it the next day. Well its been more than a day. My question is will they still be good. How do I know if they are bad. There aren't that many left, so wouldn't be a big deal to throw them if there would be any question. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Only a day? In water in the fridge?

    They are still good. I soak mine for 3-5 days before using them.
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sometimes it takes a few weeks to soak casings to get them soft. Your still good to go..........[​IMG]

    Boykjo 
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Holy cow guys! Thanks for the info. I only soak my casings for an hour or so with a tsp of vinegar in the water.

    Al
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will be surprised on how silky smooth they get. Very easy to handle to.
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for the link Adam.

    Al
     
  8. wrwoelfel

    wrwoelfel Fire Starter

    thanks guys. I can't believe how easy they were to use. I will definitely let them soak for a couple days next time.
     
  9. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

    Any suggestions on who has the best pricing on sheep casings other than buying an entire hank's worth? I'd like to use these from time to time but a hank would last me 20 years....[​IMG]
     
  10. highlife4me

    highlife4me Fire Starter

    I usually buy my sheep casings from Waltons or my local meat market. Around $40 - 50 a hank depending on size. The home packs are kinda a waste of money. They are usually lower in quality and short lengths. A hank will stuff about 100 lbs of meat, so you need to make sausage more often or split a hank with somebody if that is an option.
     

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