HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT SAUSAGE CASINGS?
Influenced by processing methods, ingredients and size, choosing a casing for your homemade sausage is important. Natural, collagen or fibrous sausage casings are available in different sizes for different sausage types.
Natural casings gained popularity due to their flexibility, durability and how simple they are to fill. Collagen casings are processed, inexpensive and are generally the same size as natural casings. They typically come fresh for sausages like breakfast links and bratwurst, or smoked for hot dogs and snack sticks. Fibrous casings are inedible but they are sturdy for holding tightly-stuffed sausages such as pepperoni, summer sausage and bologna. Simply peel the casing off before eating your sausage.