synthetic casing size

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synthetic casing size

Postby senorkevin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:36 am

I bought some casings that are too big. Is there a way of cutting them and resealing the casings to make them smaller?
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Re: synthetic casing size

Postby wheels » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:05 pm

I assume that you mean too long, if so, just tie them off at the length you want or clip them off using an hog ring.

Given that string is more readily available than hog rings, you'll probably want to do the former. In which case this might help:

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_8601816_tie-salami.html

...and this Powerpoint Presentation:

http://www.delmarlearning.com/companion ... %20PPT.ppt

HTH

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Re: synthetic casing size

Postby senorkevin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:47 pm

Too wide as in diameter
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Re: synthetic casing size

Postby wheels » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:11 pm

In that case, IMO no.

Unless you are using them for whole muscles, I can't see any way of getting a good seal.

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Re: synthetic casing size

Postby senorkevin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:35 pm

I was using them for making salami cotto.
What do you mean by whole muscles and how could I use them?
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Re: synthetic casing size

Postby wheels » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:05 pm

You could use them to wrap a bresaola or similar.

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