Everything you wanted to
know about casings
How should I prepare my salted casings?
1. Rinse salt from the casings with fresh water.
2. Soften by soaking in fresh water at room
emperature (approximately 21 °C for
45 minutes to one hour. When the hanks are
placed in the water, gently hand massage them
to separate the strands and prevent dry spots
which may adversely affect the stuffing process.
3. Take the casings to the stuffing table. Place
them in a bath of fresh water. This water should
be warmer to render a little of the natural fat in
the casing. This will help to allow the casing to
slide from the stuffing horn more readily.
4. Preflush the casing by introducing water into
the casings and allow to run through the casing.
This will also facilitate getting the casing onto
the filling horn and moving the casing smoothly
during the filling process
At what temperature should I keep my casings?
Salted and easy fill at 7°C is the best temperature is.
What is the expiration time for casings?
Salted within 90 days and easy fill within 14 days.