Storing natural casings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rod g15, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    Hi from balmy northeast Iowa. 

    Weird to be almost 50 degrees in Dec!

    I've had a hank of natural hog casings stored in the fridge, salted, for 2 years. Only use 20 to 30 feet of them a year. 

    Same situation for a hank of sheep casings for 1 year. How long can I store them this way?

    Thanks, Rod
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    General recommendation is a year, 2 years at most.  After 2 years I would doubt their worthiness, especially the lamb casings as they decompose faster.  Best thing to do is to make more delicious sausages!
  3. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    Thanks Pops, think I'll get some new ones, smaller package.


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