Can I freeze excess casing?

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Can I freeze excess casing?

Postby Yog Sothoth » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:20 pm

I'm pretty new to sausagemaking, and I soaked far too much casing (hogs) for the 2kg of meat I had. I didn't want to throw the leftover away so I put it in a container and froze it on fast-freeze. Can anyone tell me if this is a safe thing to do and will there be any practical problems in using the casings?

It was hog casings on tape, from Tongmaster.
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Re: Can I freeze excess casing?

Postby DiggingDogFarm » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:17 pm

You should just resalt them and store in the fridge.

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Re: Can I freeze excess casing?

Postby vagreys » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Freezing weakens the casing. I don't know the particular form of casing you are using (i.e., "on tape"), but after handling a hank of casing to remove some, when you need to repackage it, you need to add some salt (non-iodized or purified), anyway, so you just add back the excess casing, salt and store in the refrigerator.
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