Hog Casings

Less delicate than its sheep sibling, hog casings are easier to use, making them more popular. Great for sausage-stuffing newbies. Their transparent patina allows clear visibility of ingredients, and they yield a thicker sausage than sheep. Soak for at least two hours prior to using, better still overnight.

Hog casings are less delicate than their sheep sibling, making them easier to use and more popular. 

Great for sausage-stuffing newbies. 

Their transparent patina allows clear visibility of ingredients, and they yield a thicker sausage than sheep. 

Soak for at least two hours prior to using, better still overnight.

Small threads or whiskers appear when intestines are knife cut at the slaughterhouse. These disappear during the cooking process.

Sheep Casings

The smallest members of the sausage-casing world, sheep casings’ gossamer-thin skins lend sausages their uniquely delicate ‘snap’ or bite. Sheep casings have a completely translucent appearance that no man-made casing has ever successfully replicated. They range from 16 to 30 millimeters in diameter. Special care must be taken when handling sheep casings as they are most susceptible to tears. Soak for at least 45 minutes before rinsing.

Sheep casings are the smallest members of the sausage-casing world.

Their gossamer-thin skins lend sausages their uniquely delicate ‘snap’ or bite.

Sheep casings have a completely translucent appearance that no man-made casing has ever successfully replicated.

Special care must be taken when handling sheep casings as they are most susceptible to tears.

Soak for at least 45 minutes before rinsing.

Animal By-Products

A close family member to casings, animal bungs are best used for larger, more traditional small goods such as haggis and salami. All bungs are preserved in salt and vary widely in shape and size.

A close family member to intestinal casings, animal bungs are best used for larger, more traditional smallgoods such as haggis and salami. 

All bungs are preserved in salt and vary widely in shape and size.

Bungs require soaking for two hours at ambient temperature, or better still overnight.

Beef bungs have a heavily textured wall typically containing some fat and large veins.

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