Can I store wet fibrous casings once soaked?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by jgardell, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. jgardell

    jgardell Newbie

    I had soaked a bunch of fibrous casings and then my help had to unexpectedly take off before we could stuff them. Can I save these? Keep them wet or dry them off? Or are they now worthless?
  2. dry them very good, slip into a sealed bag and toss in the refergerator. Use First and you should be fine. Just my thoughts.

    Keep On Smokin,

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would go with OS if you will finish the job in the next 24 hours, otherwise hang to dry and re-soak when needed...JJ
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    JG, I recently used some fibrous casing that had been soaked but never used, I dried and put back in the package  with the unused ones. Six months later I  soaked them again and they were fine !
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, re-use them,,,, I hang them to dry, then just put in ziploc back with my other casings

  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Air dry only, and prop open the end while hanging with a toothpick or something else so that it dries pretty evenly and doesn't have any spots for moisture to remain.

    Never, ever, try to dry them with a heat gun!  I refuse to answer how I came to that conclusion!

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