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Natural Casings

Natural casings need to be washed of all salt particles in warm water. Soak casings in 70 degree (Fahrenheit) water for 30 minutes after cleaning. Store unused casings in a container with non-iodized salt and a small amount of cold water in the refrigerator for no more than 12 months.

NOTE: Casings may burst, and that is most often due to processing errors -- cooking too fast or too hot.  Casings are somewhat porous, and moisture can escape at only a slow rate. Cooking too fast overwhelms the porosity of the casing, causing a burst. This can happen with even large (5-inch in diameter) fibrous casings, which are among the strongest casings available anywhere. Please be careful to follow proper processing techniques, or call us for help if you are unsure.