Question about Beef Bung Casings

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Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby Cayenneman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:41 pm

Im gonna do some "Americanized" Haggis for a St. Patrick's Day party. I ordered beef bungs to stuff it in. They have a noticeable smell of poop. Is this normal? I assume probably hence the name bung, but will soaking and rinsing get rid of the smell? Thanks for any help.
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby wheels » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:20 pm

At best you could say that they have a distinctive smell! :lol: :lol:

It's worse when they're warm, so keep them at fridge temperature.

Wash them well before use.

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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby NCPaul » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:49 am

A sliced up orange is said to help as well; haven't used them myself. Good luck. :)
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby crustyo44 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:02 pm

All my Italian friends soak them in a bucket of water with some sliced lemons added for several hours before filling.
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby ScoobySnacks » Wed May 04, 2016 2:48 pm

Crusty, out of interest what do they use to close the ends once stuffed?

I've been using hog rings, which is fine for very small quantities but I'm ramping up production now and it's getting to be too time consuming and fiddly. I've tried tying with string but it's not proved very effective. Any advice gratefully received.
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby wheels » Wed May 04, 2016 3:21 pm

You can buy Sausage Clipping Machines for this very purpose. Ebay has a load of Chinese manufactured ones or you could try this firm:

http://www.lorenzobarroso.com/en/produc ... lippers/h1

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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby moldy meat » Wed May 04, 2016 9:21 pm

Cayenneman wrote:Im gonna do some "Americanized" Haggis for a St. Patrick's Day party. I ordered beef bungs to stuff it in. They have a noticeable smell of poop. Is this normal? I assume probably hence the name bung, but will soaking and rinsing get rid of the smell? Thanks for any help.


beef bung is located in the middle intestinal tract of the cow. it is nowhere near the anus. just sayin'

http://www.almol.com/beef-casings.aspx

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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby wheels » Thu May 05, 2016 12:58 pm

That may be true, but they don't half stink!

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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby BriCan » Mon May 09, 2016 12:01 am

wheels wrote:That may be true, but they don't half stink!

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Mine are packed in salt so they do not stink :)
But what do I know
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby moldy meat » Wed May 11, 2016 7:23 pm

another bung question. after soaking and stuffing, i have a sizable section of one bung left. can i repack it in salt and store it? or is it done after soaking?

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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby BriCan » Thu May 12, 2016 4:29 am

moldy meat wrote:another bung question. after soaking and stuffing, i have a sizable section of one bung left. can i repack it in salt and store it? or is it done after soaking?

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Yes, pat it dry with paper towel and then repack in salt
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Re: Question about Beef Bung Casings

Postby moldy meat » Thu May 12, 2016 8:11 pm

BriCan wrote:
moldy meat wrote:another bung question. after soaking and stuffing, i have a sizable section of one bung left. can i repack it in salt and store it? or is it done after soaking?

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Yes, pat it dry with paper towel and then repack in salt


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