Natural Hog Casings 38-42mm

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Our Natural Hog Casings 38-42mm are edible. These casings are generally used for making Polish sausage, summer sausage, ring bologna or liverwurst. Also popular in making dry cured pepperoni. The casings are sourced from Grade-ANorth American hogs only and are whisker free.

One pound of meat will use approx. 1 ½ feet of casing. The casings are packed in purified salt and have an indefinite shelf life when stored in the refrigerator. Flush and soak in tap water before using.

Natural Hog Casings 38-42mm Product Details:

  • Edible
  • Sourced from Grade-ANorth American hogs only and are whisker free.
  • Ideal for making Polish sausage, summer sausage, ring bologna, liverwurst and dry cured pepperoni
  • Casings are bundled into “hanks” – approx 71 yards of casing (65 meters or 213 feet)
  • Natural hog casings are 38- 42mm  (1½ – 1 ¾) in diameter
  • Stuffing capacity per pack: approx. 95 lbs.*
  • 1½ –  1 ¾ when stuffed – approx.
  • We also offer a Pretubed Natural Hog Casing

Preparing Natural Casings 

  1. Remove approximate amount you will need.
  2. Place casings in a clean food safe bowl.
  3. Rinse casings of salt under cool running water.
  4. Flush insides of casings to assist in smooth casing application.
  5. For small casings (<42mm): place bowl in cool water to soak for about 2 hours in refrigerator prior to use.
  6. For larger casings (>42mm): place bowl of beef bung, middles and/or rounds in refrigerator to soak overnight prior to use.
  7. Optional for smell control – add ½ tsp baking soda per cup of water.
  8. 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.

Shipping Information
Natural casings cannot be shipped outside the United States. All natural casings are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Natural Casings 101
Click here for more information on what type of natural casing to use.

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

    Additional information

    Weight 2.75 lbs
    Dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 × 6 in

    75 reviews for Natural Hog Casings 38-42mm

    1. Stephen Marko (verified owner)

      Able to select desired size, Excellent Quality, Well Packaged

    2. Richard Nelson (verified owner)

      I made approximately 20 lbs of sausage. The casings worked very well; I was able to move the meat mixture quite easily into the casings and further along as I continued to fill the end.

    3. Ray Devaul (verified owner)

      I use these for larger smoked sausages

    4. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Always fresh. Great service. Quick delivery and good prices.

    5. Danny O. (verified owner)

      The casings are first rate. No blow outs or tears during the stuffing process. Vastly superior product compared to anything else that I have found.

    6. Robin (verified owner)

      I am thrilled that The Sausage MAKE PROVIDES casings. I live in Tennessee and I couldn’t find casings to make kielbasa. I was thrilled that Sausage Maker had them! They keep for a very long time, kept them in my refrigerator over 2 years in salt without them going bad. Thank you Sausage Maker! I can keep my Easter Kielbasa making tradition!

    7. Paul Szczepanski (verified owner)

      The casings are of the best quality I have ever used, my family has been making Polish sausage for three generations! My only problem is the ring system you use it can be tricky not to tangle the casings when separating.

    8. Douglas Duncan (verified owner)

      These casings are my “go to” for ring bologna.

    9. Ann Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe (verified owner)


    10. Patrick Frederick (verified owner)

      wow… the casings are high quality, they come fast, and they are priced right. I went on to buy a ham curing solution and a cabbage making kit. Sausage Maker rules!

    11. Poki (verified owner)

      I think these are great for Summer sausage and pepperone

    12. Anonymous (verified owner)

      this was the first time I received the casings not packed in salt. These came in water that had a salt content. Prefer the salt packed package.

    13. Phillip Kwiatkowski (verified owner)

      Delivered on time. Excellent quality. This is the second time I’ve ordered from them. I believe the price and service is excellent.

    14. Jennifer Amy (verified owner)

      I ordered these larger sized hog casings 38-42 for venison kielbasa. These were great! Soaked and cleaned as instructed and they didn’t fall apart or tear as some have done for me in the past. Nicely packed to with the rings to cut down on entanglement when taking out. Thanks for the ease of use.

    15. Bill Farrell (verified owner)

      I’ve used casings from The Sausage Maker before and they are outstanding. The casings appear to last forever, but if I don’t make sausage for a year or two, I order a replacement batch. Anyway, great company.

    16. RICHARD COSCIA (verified owner)

      Tried for first time this size casing. Normally use 35-38 and these were better allowing for shrinkage after cooking to get a better kielbasa and Italian sausage

    17. Tim (verified owner)

      I placed my order on a Friday and to my disbelief it was at my door the next day! Sausage Maker is always spot on. Thank you.

    18. Herbert H (verified owner)

      Great buy. If you don’t use all of the casings, the cute little bucket stores well in the back corner in the kitchen fridge.

    19. Don Pace (verified owner)

      I would always buy the small bags of natural casings from the store. They were always varied lengths and full of holes. When I received the hank of hog casings, they were all pretty much the same length and no holes. I will reorder these casings.

    20. Chris Tr (verified owner)

      The order i get its very good quality also come two days before i need it .
      Thank you the sausage maker !
      Chris T.

    21. Djuro Polovina (verified owner)

    22. waldemar kowalczuk (verified owner)

      The best hog casing

    23. Gary W Marcho (verified owner)

    24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    25. Tim Jamros (verified owner)

      Have been a loyal customer for 10 years. Make our own sausage several times a year. Over the last year we have noticed that the casings dont stuff as much products as they use to. There is more shorter strands of casings that lead to more waste. Years past there were more longer casings rather than numerous shorter ones. Switching vendors.

    26. Gerald Novara (verified owner)

    27. Ralph H (verified owner)

      Always great products, prices and fast shipping!

    28. mski2 (verified owner)

      Packed in a brine with a plastic bucket. Much better than salt crusted ones, they are more tender and take less to get the salt out.

    29. George Kristoff (verified owner)

    30. Grzegorz Nalewajek (verified owner)

    31. Peter Trofimchik (verified owner)

    32. Ljubica Gasic (verified owner)

    33. Daniel J Zasytis (verified owner)

      Great price for quantity

    34. Thomas McIntyre (verified owner)

      Very good product. Used for many years now. Completely satisfied with results.

    35. Tommy Davis (verified owner)

    36. Scott Conner (verified owner)

    37. Paula Greco-markhofer (verified owner)

      Very good

    38. mark dziaba (verified owner)

    39. Doug Dubose (verified owner)

    40. Eugene Williams (verified owner)

      I have used this product for decades.

    41. RICHARD GRAVES (verified owner)

    42. Roman Tisovsky (verified owner)

    43. Steven Brieger (verified owner)

      The 1 1/2 casings were excellent, but the package of 1 3/8 casings were old and had dried up sections through them and were unusable. I threw them away.

    44. William Allmann (verified owner)

    45. Douglas Matz (verified owner)

      Wish items were in salt very hard to store left over
      Casings. Good quality and easy to work with

    46. Richard Dircks jr (verified owner)

    47. E. Vallery (verified owner)

      I make several different types sausage and much prefer natural casings over the synthetic types. Since January of this year (2020) I’ve probably made around 70 lbs. of sausage in Italian, hot, green onion, chorizo and boudin.

      They are long enough I can wash them and put them on the nozzle, load up my stuffer with 5 lbs. of prepared meat and run through it without having to reload the nozzle. This keep things flowing nicely.

    48. Bill Bassett (verified owner)

      Recieved as described, made a coil of Italian sausage came out perfect.
      Product 38-42mm (1 1/2″-1 3/4″) Natural Hog Casings field Your rating

    49. leo datskiy (verified owner)

    50. Peter Della Pelle (verified owner)

      I have purchased hog casing from other vendors. The product is fine. What I liked about the other vendors is that the casings are bound into a hank. It makes it much easier to separate the amount you need. With these, I need to continuously untangle.

    51. Danny Opella (verified owner)

      Best product that I have found in a long time. No holes, doesn’t tear easily and gives my sausage a great snap.

    52. KeriAnn Gillis (verified owner)

      Great product awesome prices.

    53. John Pollack (verified owner)

    54. Debbie (verified owner)

      Awesome product..Very happy…1st time making sausage..

    55. Juan De Los Santos (verified owner)

      Justo lo que esperaba! Muy bueno

    56. Yovan Luyt (verified owner)

      Ordered Hog Casings. They were reasonably priced, fast delivery and really good quality. SausageMaker allows me to keep making Boerewors and celebrating my South African culture! Love

    57. Nate (verified owner)

    58. Nina Green (verified owner)

      Love them will be buying it again

    59. Jodi (verified owner)

      As I am getting back into sausage making I know the bottom line to a good piece of sausage is the casing! After spending the time to get the meat, cut it up, run it through your machine, spice it and then case it…nothing is more annoying then crappy casing that comes with holes or non stop breaks!! I had already gone through 5 different packs from 3 other companies. I am so happy with this size and brand, in a 12 day period I re ordered this casing 2 more times. NOT ONE HOLE in 65 lbs of sausage.

    60. Gregg Romano (verified owner)

      Can’t say enough about the products and service we receive from the Sausage Maker. Everything we order is top notched and produces a delicious sausage or salami every time.

    61. Robert Houtz (verified owner)

      Really great product and timely delivery!

    62. Robert Julian (verified owner)

      The bucket allowed me to lay the skins out so I could estimate the number of sections I needed. I will just have to use another container and vacuum seal the excess.

    63. Theodore Weber (verified owner)

      Great product!

    64. Jamie Santos Santos (verified owner)

      I have never made sausage and the thought of actually handling hog intestines made me very queasy, not to mention the daunting task of handling them appropriately.
      I forgot to heed the advice of one YouTuber and did lose a casing or two down the kitchen drain but remedied that oversight.
      Handling the hog casings ( rinsing and stuffing ) was a breeze. I thought they were going to be much harder to work with but they were not. There was no smell either which I was a pleasant surprise.
      I made bratwurst and chorizo style sausages with this casing and they turned out superb. I will be buying all of my casing products from The Sausage Maker in the future.

    65. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Excellent product. Delivered early.

    66. RK (verified owner)

      have not had a chance to try yet.

    67. Lucylene Alves (verified owner)

      We were pleased with the order and time to receive it. Will order again

    68. Luca Racanelli (verified owner)

    69. Ray Furtivo (verified owner)

      I have not used the casings yet but looking at them and usin