Ok my meat is seasoned, ground and chilled, along with my grinder. So I broke out the hog casings to soak and rinse out. This actually went better than I thought it would except for the fact that the casings were in much shorter lengths than I thought they would be, the longest being about 3 foot and shortest being about 1 1/2 foot. Is this normal, I just assumed it would be in more or less one long section. The brand is Home Pack Brand from Dewied. Is there a better brand that would eliminate this or is this just what I can expect no matter which brand I use? Next do you wait for them to finish soaking before rinsing out? Also I read about turning them inside out so the hairs don't show, do any of you do this? That would seem nearly imposable but in photos I see I don't notice the hairs. If so is there a method that would help do that. Thanks for any help, you have all been great.