Casing question

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mike johnson, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I bought a pack of pre tubed casings and let them soak for the 24 hours that they recommend. I soaked way to many though and was wondering how long they will last staying soaked in the water. Will they stay good till the weekend or is it going to be a late night tonight grinding and stuffing.
     
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have not tried pre-loaded yet, but my normal casings I have in heavily salted water and I have some that are two years old and still have no smell and look fine. <Shrugs>  Was just thinking about checking 'em out the other day since season is getting close.
     
  3. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    These are in just tap water from the sink. But I just saw boneless park shoulder is 1.29 lb. at cash n carry so I'll buy another 2 pack today and make some more tonight.
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's the best way to handle it, MORE SAUAGES!! Boudin? Andouille?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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    MJ, I just bought some preloads but haven't used them. I do what Foam does with normal casings, a salt slurry and back to the fridge. You can be the guinea  pig and see if it works for preloads ! [​IMG]
     
  7. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No sausage making for me tonight. I will just wait till Saturday. I start work at a new company tomorrow and need to get to bed early.
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mike, evening.... Heavily salt the water with non - iodized salt for storage....
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What do you call heavily salted?
     
  10. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ditto, they will last a year no problem.
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Saturated salt solution.... so no bacteria can survive and eat up the casings while in storage... You want salt to sit in the bottom of the container and the water will be saturated with salt...
     
  12. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    How much salt on bottom? I have like 0.5 inches using 0.5 cups. Seemed a bit much.
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Stir the heck out of it and if the salt is still there, it's perfect....
     

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