Natural Hog Casings 42-44mm

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Natural Hog Casings 42-44mm is an edible casing. Generally used in making Polish sausage, summer sausage, Ring bologna or Liverwurst. Also popular in making dry cured pepperoni. The casings are sourced from North American hogs only.

One pound of meat will use approx. 1 ¼ 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 42-44mm Product Details:

  • Edible
  • Whisker free
  •  Grade A quality, minimum pin holes. better durability and tensile strength.
  • Generally used in making Polish sausage, summer sausage, Ring bologna, or Liverwurst.
  • Casings are bundled into “Butcher Packs” – approx. 71 yards of casing (65 meters or 213 feet)
  • Natural hog casings are 42 -44mm (1 ¾) in diameter
  • Stuffing capacity per pack: approx. 100 lbs.*

Preparing Natural Casings 

  1. Remove the 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 the 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 the refrigerator before use.
  6. For larger casings (>42mm): place the bowl of the beef bung, middles, and/or rounds in the refrigerator to soak overnight before use.
  7. Optional for smell control – add ½ tsp baking soda per cup of water.
  8. Optional for tenderizing – squeeze a lemon or 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.

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

Additional information

Weight 2.75 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 × 6 in

7 reviews for Natural Hog Casings 42-44mm

  1. Frank Daniels (verified owner)

    These sausage casings are the best. I have some that I purchased from The Sausage Maker a few years ago and they are just as good as the day I received them. After using the casings, I replace the leftover casings that I had already soaked in water after drying them with a towel and then repacking them with new salt. They last forever and always seem to be odor free. They are great to keep on hand.

  2. Kent Durham (verified owner)

    Ships fast, casings are long pieces.

  3. Timothy Graminski (verified owner)

    Just got them today they look good.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The best place to get all your sausage making needs!

  5. Anthony Garuccio (verified owner)

    Comes out very good all the time

  6. Kiel (verified owner)

    This place was a real pleasure to deal with they accidentally sent me the wrong item at first I had no problems getting great customer service immediately and the problem was fixed my new item shipped within the same week and I am extremely satisfied it is a great pleasure to deal with such honest and caring individuals would recommend this company to anybody any time!!!

  7. Peggy Hamley (verified owner)

    great thanks

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Questions and answers of the customers

    A couple years ago I bought 32/35 mm hog casings in the white bucket like your 17-1025 42 to 44mm hog casings. Can you still get the 32/35’s in the white plastic bucket?
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    Q A couple years ago I bought 32/35 mm hog casings in the white bucket like your 17-1025 42 to 44mm...... Read more answer now

    No, the casings only come in a sealed bag in a cardboard box now. You can put them in any container you wish once you receive them.