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Casing question ?

Postby Bigunsbbq » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:48 pm

Bought me one of them grinders from academy with a sausage attachment ground a lot deer meat but want to make my own sausage are those casings by Lem any count I think that's the correct name . Deer season in a couple weeks want to have all my ducks in a row !
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Casing question ?

Postby atcNick » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:50 pm

I've had some good and some really bad. I won't buy those anymore. Butcher packer, sausage maker, and allied kenco sell good quality casings. They all have websites to order from


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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Jarhead » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:28 am

Bigun, what kind of sausage are you making?
Snack sticks should be no bigger than 22 mm and made of collagen or sheep
Links, 32-35 mm and hog.
Summer Sausage 2-1/2 to 3" fibrous or collagen.
Bulk pack, wild game meat bags either 1 or 2 pounds.
If you don't have a stuffer, then it is wise to get one before you tackle this.
Also if you are making snack sticks, you will need to get a smaller stuffing horn. I think mine is a 19 mm stainless straight tube.
I use Butcher and Packer mostly. Sausage Maker carries some of the weird sizes that I need occasionally.
Make sure you order some Cure #1, cause it's hard to find. Maybe a binder too, for the sticks.
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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Double RR » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:43 pm

hey bigun i have used lem with no problems there are many different casings for types of sausage you are making just like jarhead said you will pay alot more at a retailer like acadamy -cabelas-bass pro ,thanks to this fourm i recently found butcher packer good quality and great price atcnick mentioned some good sources , butcher packer has some all inclusive kits seasoning -cure-casings at good prices or you can order spices-cure casings seperatly there i get some casings from waltonsinc.com i just ordered from lem-butcher packer and waltons getting ready for deer season all were great to deal with i will not buy retail if i can keep from it good luck.
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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Bigunsbbq » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Gunny, we like German sausage ,summer sausage ,and the snack sticks . Want to make a lot of the german type , you can heat them up on the grill some Mac and cheese and bushes beans got a easy quick meal and sweet cor :D n bread. The grinder I have has the sausage attachment with it and I believe 3 horns . Going to order casings next week . On the hunt for some good seasoning ? !
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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Txdragon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:11 pm

I use LEM casings for all my sausage and have no real complaints so far. Price is a taaaad steep, but I buy them from Bass Pro Shop. About 9.99 for a package of 32-35mm, good for 25 lbs of sausage.
Just tried the collagen casings and those are good for hotdog-like sausages. They stuff totally straight.. No curve at all.

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The straight ones are the collagen casings, the others are the LEM natural hog casing. Have fun!
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Casing question ?

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 pm

Allied Kenco has everything you need for any kind of sausage making. All there stuff is good.


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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Sr_Egor » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:06 pm

I just made my first batch of sausage. I bought a package of LEM 32-35 from BPS. I found a few holes in a couple as i was rinsing the insides. Not too big of a deal. I just cut at hole and had 2 shorter casings. Holes were far enough apart that i could still get 1/3 to 1/2 pound rings, which is what i wanted. Also had a few split, most likely due to user error.
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Re: Casing question ?

Postby Stan41 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:36 pm

I have used 2 different sizes of LEM's edible collagen casings. No trouble with either size.
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