Mahogany Collagen Casings 16mm

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Mahogany Collagen Casings 16mm are perfect for smoked sticks, snack sticks, venison sticks or small diameter pepperoni or salami. Edible; tender and delicate, yet durable.

Ideal casings for smoking and hold up better than natural casings. Used for making dried sausage sticks or other semi-dry or dry cured products. These casings are made to be more durable to carry the weight of the meat when hanging on a smokehouse stick. Collagen casings are a natural product made from a refined layer of cattle hide. Because of this, collagen casings are much more uniform in size, when compared to traditional natural casings. 

Comes with 5 half strands per package. Stuffing capacity per package approximately 17 lbs. per package (123 feet).* 

How to Use 

  • To preven tears, only use a stainless steel stuffing tube with an outside dimension of  ½”
  • Easy to use. Do not require soaking; simply unravel and load onto stuffing horn. When twisting into links, twist first link in one direction and then twist next link in the opposite direction to prevent unraveling, being careful to not over twist (maximum two full twists).
  • Keep sealed and under refrigeration when not in use. If casings become brittle, sip in water briefly prior to use.

Mahogany Collagen Casings 16mm Product Details:

  • Edible
  • Size: 16mm (5/8″ in diameter)
  • 5 half strands per package
  • Perfect for smoked sticks, snack sticks, venison sticks or small diameter pepperoni or salami
  • Stuffing capacity:  17 lbs.*
  • 123 ft per package*
  • Only use a stainless steel stuffing tube with an outside dimension of  ½”
  • Do not soak – stuff dry
  • Keep refrigerated

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*Casing capacity depends on meat/fill density, size/lengths of links or loops and how tightly casings being filled.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 lbs

96 reviews for Mahogany Collagen Casings 16mm

  1. Chuckwagon (verified owner)

    I really like this stuff. Where was it when I was a kid? If you make a lot of snack sticks, this is the way to go. Collagen won’t hold a link but in smaller diameters like 16 or 19 mm, you don’t need links. Simply stuff an entire coil and allow it to set up 5 minutes. Put two pieces of tape on your countertop for designated length of sausages, and then simply cut snack sticks to length with a sharp pair of scissors. Lay them out on a smoke screen and allow them to bloom. Easy and perfect! Good luck.
    Best Wishes,
    Chuckwagon at

  2. mary moulton (verified owner)

    worked really well

  3. Pete (verified owner)

    Did not get to use these yet

  4. jeff Havens (verified owner)

    just what I was looking for, thanks for the fast service

  5. russell vollick (verified owner)

    My purchased item was promptly shipped,and I made some very tasty venison snack sticks with the casings.
    Thanks so much,I’ll be sure to buy again for all my sausage,and winemaking supplies.

    Kind Regards,
    Russ Vollick

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  7. Brian Bucior (verified owner)

    Great casing.. just pulled them out of the smoker…

  8. Clifford Thompson (verified owner)

    All the products are very good and I will always use the Sausage Maker for all my supply’s.

    I would like to start a business with smoked meats and fresh home brewed beer. Is there any way you could help me? Any advice? Thank you and I’ll be placing a new order soon.

  9. Michael Shrum (verified owner)

    Exactly what I ordered. Always great products from The Sausage Maker!

  10. John Szymanski (verified owner)

    I love the thin 16 mm casing. So easy to use and the color really makes the snack sticks I make appealing to the eye.

  11. bill maravy (verified owner)

    Fast shipping- great product

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  13. steve vaillancourt (verified owner)

    Good fast shipping , like the free shipping , product looks good can’t wait to try

  14. Derek Fisher (verified owner)

    Perfect for snack sticks. A tad smaller than average if you are looking for a thinner stick. Smokes a little quicker than standard sizes as well.

  15. Teddy Wilkening (verified owner)

    Item as described. Prompt shipping. All is well.

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  17. Tom Prellwitz (verified owner)

    These edible casings are great for snack sticks.

  18. Carmen Heubel (verified owner)

    Good product

  19. Angela Pete (verified owner)

    Used these and they worked great for our beef summer sausage. Will use these again in the future.

  20. James Klosek (verified owner)

    The girl that took my order was friendly and knowledgeable about thier products. She answered a few questions i had about the products i was ordering . She said it would be 3 to 5 days for me to recieve my order It showed up the next day ! Great company Good products And nice people to deal with ! I will be ordering from them again . 5 stars

  21. Mark Armstrong (verified owner)

    We did 15 lbs. of elk/venison/pork sausage and it turned out great. Maybe a touch to much salt but that was our problem. The casings held up well. We had two small blowouts but for we did, no big deal. Liked the size and the overall quality.

  22. Timothy H. (verified owner)

    The casings are always fresh, the seasonings are always spot-on, the service is always friendly, and the shipping always finds my house. Why go someplace else….

  23. Doug G. (verified owner)

    Love these casings for Slim Jims!

  24. Tim Mannett (verified owner)

    Not all are the same, this product stands out from all others because of one word “Quality”. The casings were used and I discovered the end results were much better (no blow outs under normal stuffing) than the competitors brand, Elasticity was outstanding, when the snack sticks were smoked the casings bonded with the meat much better than with the other brands
    Thanks will be ordering more in the future from The Sausage Maker.

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  29. Jim Sandall (verified owner)

    Great cases for snack sticks. These feed from there tube form and on to the stuffer horn nice and clean.

  30. Dennis Blankenship (verified owner)

  31. IndianaJoe (verified owner)

    These casing are just what I was looking for. High Quality no problems. Very little shrinkage. Will use again

  32. Eric Kolsto (verified owner)

  33. Jeff Shelly (verified owner)

    Great price and quality product

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  36. Michael Ciardello (verified owner)

    Get these instead of the natural color, your sticks will look a lot better.

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  38. JC Rivera (verified owner)

    First time using these and armed great.

  39. Patrick Miller (verified owner)

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  41. Kim Jones (verified owner)

    Easy to use

  42. Arkadiy Inberg (verified owner)

  43. Benjamin Rowe (verified owner)

    I’ve used these quite a bit in the past. The kids love them and they go great with the Snack Stick seasoning.

  44. B Wood (verified owner)

    These casings came exactly as described and worked perfectly for my snack sticks.

  45. Tim D (verified owner)

    These casing are the first collagen casings I have used. For snack sticks they are perfect, easy to use. Now if I can get my recipe figured out.

  46. Dale Render (verified owner)

    Easy to use no issues at all

  47. joe martinucci (verified owner)

    thumbs up

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  49. Johnathan Aubrey (verified owner)

    Well packaged fast shipping cases are easy to use and durable during stuffing.

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  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Your casings are exactly what we were looking for and are the best we have used. We are just starting to make our own beef sticks and summer sausage. Your products have helped us be successful at our attempts.

  53. Jeff (verified owner)

    First time buyer. Haven’t tried it yet but shipping was fast.

  54. Ken Toennies (verified owner)

  55. Paul Fleming (verified owner)

    Once the meat is back from the butcher, I will be trying

  56. Charles Manning (verified owner)

    Uses these casing for the past 4 years, always work great once you figure out how to wet the insides to get them to slide on your tube, but once there they stuff very easy.

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  58. Gregory Caskey (verified owner)

    Used these casings to make some homemade beef sticks for the Super Bowl. Simple to used and stuff, stood up well to the smoker as well. Ordering on line from Sausage maker with their outstanding website is both easy and quick.

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  61. amanda miller (verified owner)

    great casings for beef sticks and great quality casings to I have never had one split on me. very easy to stuff, this is the only casings I use for all my beef stick.

  62. Ronald Esteppe (verified owner)

    I received the casings much quicker than expected. I may be doing something wrong, but the casings do not adhere to the farce as I expected or to.

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  64. Kenneth Bates (verified owner)

    I use them in my dehydrator and so far they work great. I have not had any rupture, break or tear. They dry evenly in my dehydrator and help my jerky retain its taste.

  65. john foster (verified owner)

    I used these casings before for snack sticks and needed them right away fortunately they came a day earlier and was stuffing them that night.

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  67. Gary F. (verified owner)

    Haven’t used them yet but from the package they are exactly what I wanted.

  68. BRIAN BOVILLE (verified owner)

    As advertised.

  69. Kyle Beier (verified owner)

    Casing were good, hard to find casings this size

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  72. James Kuhn (verified owner)

    Fast shipping which was a great price and nice instructions with product.

  73. Dennis Miller (verified owner)

    I have not tried these yet, but will soon. I bought these to attempt to duplicate Slim Jims. We will see.

  74. Andrew (verified owner)

    Pro: Durable quality casing, easy to hang in the smoker, and no blow outs. They have a nice snap when eating them, and I love the thinner diameter.

    Con: They are somewhat more difficult to stuff, and are more time consuming.

    I used a 12mm tube on my 5lb LEM hand crank stuffer. It worked, but I had to uncoil about 32 inches of casing at a time, cut it, and slide that on to the tube. This really slowed things down, and I spent twice as long as if I had used 19mm casings. In the end the final product was excellent, but I recommend buying the smaller 10mm tube, or using larger casings.

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  77. Dennis (verified owner)

    Used them for making venison meat sticks. They were easy to use right out of the package.

  78. Rick Harrison (verified owner)

    I have never had a problem with a order customer service has always been helpful

  79. Bradley Law (verified owner)

    works great very happy

  80. Christine Wetzel (verified owner)

    Exactly what we wanted and quick delivery.

  81. NATHAN BRITTON (verified owner)

    Perfect For Snack Sticks!

  82. Anonymous (verified owner)

  83. Jerry Voigt (verified owner)

    The casings are wonderful! Our first time & we love them.

  84. DG (verified owner)

    Used these to make beef sticks and they were great. Will buy again.

  85. S. Torres (verified owner)

    I enjoy the coloration variation of these casings for making snack sticks. Gives a richer hue to the finished product. The down side is they tend to blow out-split- easily and I really have to watch my speed and stuff the machine well to prevent air.

  86. James Szymas (verified owner)

    Always Happy with my purchases from Sausage Maker

  87. Justin (verified owner)

    Best size for a snack stick. Retained a great smoky flavor and didn’t dry out or shrivel.

  88. Bryan Hess (verified owner)

    A must have for Snack sticks

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  91. Lucinda TROUTMAN (verified owner)

    Worked well

  92. David Koraleski (verified owner)

    Great prices and quality. Would be great if $50 orders had free shipping.

  93. Bill Lyda (verified owner)

    Very good for snack sticks

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  95. JAM (verified owner)

    Was looking for some casings and found yours that were great price and shipped quick, thanks alot!

  96. olga zelentsova (verified owner)

    when I was stuffing this casing I didn’t need a helper

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Questions and answers of the customers

    What is the source of collagen for these casings?
  1. 0 votes
    Q What is the source of collagen for these casings? answer now

    Collagen casings are made from processed CATTLE hides/skins

  2. Can we update this information? You can not stuff 16mm casings with a 1/2" tube. I purchased these casings assuming my 1/2" tube would work. I had to purchase a 10mm tube in order to use these 16mm tubes
  3. 0 votes
    Q Can we update this information? You can not stuff 16mm casings with a 1/2" tube. I purchased thes...... Read more answer now

    I have no problems getting these casings onto my 1/2" steel tube. I unravel the strand before loading the tube.

  4. why cant i use a plastic stuffing horn?
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    Q why cant i use a plastic stuffing horn? answer now

    Hi Scott,

    You could but we don't sell a 1/2 plastic stuffing tube. Therefore we recommend our 1/2 stainless steel stuffing tube, if you have a 1/2" plastic tube then you can use that! Let us know if you need anything else.

    Take care,