What do you soak your skins in?

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What do you soak your skins in?

Postby X86BSD » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:57 am

I’ve been researching Mexican chorizo today and have found numerous examples from Mexicans and people from central and South America that soak their skins in water and vinegar. I’ve always done just water. Vinegar is an acid so I’m not sure what using vinegar adds? Wouldn’t it break down the skins to some degree? Or impart a tang to them? Does anyone here use vinegar and water to soak your skins? I’m interested to know if you do, why? What does the vinegar add or do that you find desirable.

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Re: What do you soak your skins in?

Postby NCPaul » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:46 pm

I use cold water for sheep and hog casings. I have used water plus lemon juice on a pigs blatter (it smelled as you would expect).
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Re: What do you soak your skins in?

Postby wheels » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 pm

I just use water. I know that a little bicarb of soda in the final rinse makes them more slippy.
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Re: What do you soak your skins in?

Postby lkapigian » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:00 pm

Water on sheep and hog casings water and lemon on bungs and middles
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