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Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby Thewitt » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:49 am

In my last order of hog casings, most of my 36mm casings turned out to be 40mm+!

Since most of these are going to be sold in fixed price meals by my customers, this 25% increase in size is really not something they can deal with. They want a 5" or 8" natural cased sausage they can put on the menu for the same price every week, and not something that costs them 25% more or is shorter and fatter to maintain the same weight.

Though I filled out some retail orders with these behemoths which are sold by weight, I am curious how you guys handle this.

I know these are natural products and there will be variation in size, but this one caught me off guard with such a large variation.

I really don't have a product for this large a casing...

Suggestions?
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby JerBear » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:55 am

I'm coming from the other side. I was mostly getting 42mm casing as that's all my supplier carried. I found that I wanted a longer sausage for my application and was willing to sacrifice diameter. I contacted the packer/manufacturer who was happy to get me in touch with an alternate supplier who got me what I was looking for. I know that you may not have a whole lot of flexibility based on your location but it may be worth looking at alternate suppliers if any are available.
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby Thewitt » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:40 am

Suppliers are always the issue here, that's a fact.

I have a large order coming in from Thailand later this week. I'll spot check and grade some - see how it looks.

Busy today with merguez in sheep casings - but back to chorizo tomorrow.
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby BriCan » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:52 am

Thewitt wrote:In my last order of hog casings, most of my 36mm casings turned out to be 40mm+!
I really don't have a product for this large a casing...

Suggestions?


Since you are processing a large number of hogs two things spring to mind and both can and do take the larger dynamiter casings

Blood sausage and smoked liver sausage

If you have a clientele for the above you have it made :D
But what do I know
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby Thewitt » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:56 am

Great suggestion on both of these sausages. I'll create a few and see if I can gen up some business.

There is a Chinese blood sausage that I've toyed with, and I have several nice liver sausage recipes.
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby JerBear » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:15 pm

You can just about make any sausage in any sized casing, what it then comes down to is marketing. Using the aforementioned 42mm casings I made brats, hot dogs, breakfast sausages, etc etc etc. Using the larger than normal casings has kinda become my schtick and customers love the over-sized sausages (might be an American thing now that I think about it)....
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby wheels » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:32 pm

I use them for chorizo and also smoked Polish sausage.

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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby casingtony » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:59 am

how about changing yr supplier to China?
China is the largest casing production and we can have supply natural hog casings, sheep casings and collagen casings.
My email is casingtoy@126.com and feel free to let us know your requirement.
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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby RodinBangkok » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:58 am

casingtony wrote:how about changing yr supplier to China?
China is the largest casing production and we can have supply natural hog casings, sheep casings and collagen casings.
My email is casingtoy@126.com and feel free to let us know your requirement.



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Re: Ordered 36mm retrieved 40mm casings

Postby Thewitt » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:00 am

He left the "n" out of tony in his email address...
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