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by Tasso
Sun May 11, 2014 23:34
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

Hi there, Pete. I haven't used collagen casings yet, but I plan to try them before long. I just ordered a 3/8th inch horn for my sausage stuffer, so I plan to try some 21mm collagen casings to make kabanosy. The high cost of sheep casings makes collagen a better choice for me in that size. I plan to...
by Tasso
Sun May 11, 2014 03:45
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Pre-tubed casings, good price?
Replies: 16
Views: 10529

Hello Blackriver. Yes, even with a shipping cost of $6.95 from Kansas to Texas bringing the total cost to $27.78, it's a great deal for a whole hank of pre-tubed casings. I noticed that Syracuse offers the same thing (a whole hank of 32-35mm in dry-salt, dry-salt tubed, pre-flushed, and pre-flushed ...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 23:44
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Just joined - wanted to say Howdy!
Replies: 21
Views: 8605

I'm in the central-northern part of Dallas, which might not be all that far, in Texan terms, from the central-northern part of southeast western Texas. I could be in Duck's territory. It's hard to be sure about the distance when you consider that there are a number of different states that you could...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 23:35
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

Thanks, Chuckwagon. I'll check out the technique in Rytek's book. Meanwhile, I opened that package of 41/44mm casings and separated one out so I could "play" with it. I wanted to get an idea of how to handle them. After separating out several yards of a single strand of casing, it got too tangled up...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 23:26
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Pre-tubed casings, good price?
Replies: 16
Views: 10529

I just hope it's not a misprint on their website. Their price on a regular hank of 32-35mm is $19.13, which is also a good deal. But one wonders why the price for a pre-tubed hank would be only $1.70 more than for the regular hank. If something sounds to good to be true ... If anyone on this forum h...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 23:00
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Weight of a hank of casings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

They were courteous and quite friendly, Chuckwagon. One of them seemed to know more about sausage making and casings than the other, but they both seemed interested in my questions, and in getting me the answers I sought. I would say they went beyond the mark, in that both put me on hold to confer w...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 20:43
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Pre-tubed casings, good price?
Replies: 16
Views: 10529

Pre-tubed casings, good price?

These 32-35mm pretubed casings are only $20.83 for an entire hank of 100 yards. That seems like an incredibly good deal, if I'm understanding it right. Has anyone tried these from Walton's in Wichita, Kansas?

http://www.waltonsinc.com/p-608-32-35mm ... sings.aspx
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 20:20
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Weight of a hank of casings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

I called a different Whole Foods store and got a bit more information about the casings they use and sell for $13.99 a pound. They are pre-tubed casings, 32-35mm. The guy told me there is some variation in them, but they tend to hold 10 to 20 pounds of sausage. He said probably about 4 or 5 of them ...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 19:56
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Weight of a hank of casings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Weight of a hank of casings?

This may seem like a weird question, but I have found three local sources of hog casings, and one of them sells by the pound. Whole Foods Market makes their own sausages using only the 32-35mm size casing. They are packed dry in salt, and they sell them at $13.99 a pound. I asked if they could sell ...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 18:26
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Just joined - wanted to say Howdy!
Replies: 21
Views: 8605

And I'm glad to be a part of the WD brand! You've all made me feel very welcome.
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 18:23
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

I have a hank of 41/44mm casings that I haven't opened yet. They are pre-flushed and in a sealed plastic bag filled with brine. I'll transfer the casings and brine to a sturdier container when I open them. After a sausage making session, can I return any unused extra casings back to the same contain...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 01:04
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing size to sausage type reference?
Replies: 20
Views: 9006

Thank you Ross. I really like the idea of making a sausage that way for sandwiches. I thought you must have used a cure too, since the meat stayed pink.
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 01:01
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

I don't do hanks Tasso, I order home-paks ten at a time. My standard batch of sausage is usually 22 lbs. and I always seem to have a fair amount of casing left to salt and save in the fridge, taking up very little space. Most of the casings I get in a 32-35mm home-pak from PS Seasonings are 4-6 fee...
by Tasso
Sat May 10, 2014 00:53
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

Tasso Those bundles are all short lengths of casing...a PIA if you link. Ah, I see. So it's like a giant, hank-sized home pack. Same type of short casings like you find in a home pack, but a whole hank's worth in the package. Still, at that price, it looks pretty attractive to me. The short casings...
by Tasso
Fri May 09, 2014 21:45
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Casing packaging selection and saving unused casings
Replies: 16
Views: 7741

So Bob and Ray, you both vacuum seal your dry-salted hanks. That makes sense as a space saving and mess-avoiding method. If I had a hank of preflushed casings in brine, I could put them in brine in a plastic container after opening the bag. I believe I could also drain them, pat dry, then seal them ...