Hog Casings

We use pigs whose origins can be traced, because where the pig came from and what it was fed makes all the difference in whether the sausage you eat is safe. Our Hog Casings are great for making dinner sausages, bratwurst, Polish, and more!

Types

Knife Cut

  • The ruffle fat has been removed with a knife
  • Have whiskers, but longer strands and more strength
  • Perform better on high speed linking equipment
  • Can be used for all types of sausages
  • Commonly used for smoked and dried applications

Shaved

  • Casings are whisker free
  • Whiskers are removed using a mechanical cutting device
  • Mechanical device looks and operates like an electric razor
  • Similar to Knife Cut casings but whisker free

Inverted

  • The casings have been turned inside out
  • They have a non whiskered appearance
  • The strands are longer and stronger
  • Less expensive alternative to hand pulled hog casings
  • Used for all varieties of sausage

Hand Pulled

  • Casings are whisker free
  • The ruffle fat has been removed by hand
  • No outer collagen membrane
  • Used for all sausage types, best for fresh sausages

Products

REAL™ Hog Casings

  • Optimum strand length for efficient production
  • Minimum number of holes
  • Maximum yields for lowest casing cost per pound of finished product
  • Consistent and uniform calibration
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Flavo-Fresh Color™

  • Colored casings that keep sausage looking fresh longer
  • They won’t fade during the shelf life of your product
  • Available in dark and light smoke tones, Indian red and hot link red
  • Contact us for different colors
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Processor Pack™

  • Hand pulled and knife cut casings
  • Vacuum packed in brine solution
  • Rinse and ready to stuff
  • Used for all sausage types
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Retail Home Pack™

  • Casings for the hobbyist
  • Re-sealable zip-lock pouches
  • Stuffs approximately 20-25 lbs
  • Used for all varieties of sausage
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Sizes

The following chart reflects the stuffed diameter of Oversea Casing’s standard sizes when producing sausage on a normal twist linking machine such as Handtmann or Vemag automatic linkers.

Stuffed diameter can vary according to emulsion being stuffed, temperature, operator and machinery being used. Consult your Oversea Casing Account Executive for help choosing the correct size for your application.

Oversea Casing can produce sizes according to customer requirements given adequate volume commitments.

Diameter
Stuffing Capacity
26-28 mm
90-115 lb
28-30 mm
95-120 lb
30-32 mm
105-130 lb
32-34 mm
115-140 lb
34-36 mm
125-150 lb
36-38 mm
145-165 lb
38-40 mm
155-175 lb
40-42 mm
175-200 lb

Preparation

Salted Casings

  1. Rinse salt from casings with fresh water.
  2. Put casings into lukewarm water for 24 hours.
  3. Massage casings and separate strands to prevent dry spots.
  4. At the stuffing table, place casings into fresh warm water.
  5. Run water through the casing as you are putting them on the stuffing horn.
  6. For best results, soak casings overnight in cool water then follow steps 3 and 4.
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Tubed Casings

  1. Rinse casings in fresh water.
  2. Put casings into a container of lukewarm water for 2-4 hours.
  3. Massage casings to prevent dry spots.
  4. At stuffing table, place casings into fresh warm water.
  5. Apply the plastic tube, with shirred casings, onto the stuffing horn.
  6. Pull the back end of the casing off the tube about 4”.
  7. Hold onto the shirred casing with your hand and pull the plastic tube out hand begin stuffing.
  8. For best results, soak casings overnight in cool water then follow steps 3 and 4.
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Net Pack Casings

  1. Rinse casings in fresh water.
  2. Put casings into a container of lukewarm water for 30 minutes.
  3. Run water through the casing as you are putting them on the stuffing horn.
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Pre-Flushed EZ-VAC-PAC Casings

  1. Rinse casings in fresh water.
  2. Put casings into a container of lukewarm water for 30 minutes.
  3. Run water through the casing as you are putting them on the stuffing horn.
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