Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm are a natural sausage casing. Beef middles are often used for Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages. The casings are packed in purified salt and have an indefinite shelf life when stored in the refrigerator.
What Are Beef Middles
Beef middles are the thick sections of a cow’s intestine. They are extremely durable and are generally used for making Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages. Beef middles are not edible and are usually peeled off prior to eating. Casings should be flushed inside and out with cold water, rinsed thoroughly and soaked in water overnight.
Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm Product Details:
- Often used for Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages
- 55-60mm (2 1/8 – 2 3/8) in lenght*
- Stuffing capacity: 80-90 lbs.*
- Recommended seasoning: Salami Seasoning
Preparing Natural Casings
- Remove approximate amount you will need.
- Place casings in a clean food safe bowl.
- Rinse casings of salt under cool running water.
- Flush insides of casings to assist in smooth casing application.
- For small casings (<42mm): place bowl in cool water to soak for about 2 hours in refrigerator prior to use.
- For larger casings (>42mm): place bowl of beef bung, middles and/or rounds in refrigerator to soak overnight prior to use.
- Optional for smell control – add ½ tsp baking soda per cup of water.
- Optional for tenderizing – squeeze a lemon or a add a tablespoon of white vinegar to soaking water to refresh casings.
The natural casings should be kept refrigerated until ready for use. Un-refrigerated, these salted casings may give off a strong odor. This is Normal. Simply put the casings back into the refrigerator and the odor will subside. Natural casings should never be frozen. It affects their integrity after thawing and will cause more blowouts.
Natural casings cannot be shipped outside the United States. All natural casings are non-refundable and non-returnable.
Natural Casings 101
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*Casing capacity depends on meat/fill density, size/lengths of links or loops and how tightly casings being filled.