I have found that putting some vinegar or lemon, will definitely help with the smell, but I have found that the addition of either or helps soften and make the casing more pliable and much easier to work with.
After some trials, I’m hooked on using lemon juice, about 1/4 a cup per qt of water.
The casing on the left is 2 1/2, the one on the right is 1 1/2 diameter. The middle one is what I have made in the past but seem not to be able to find this size. Anyone know what size it is. I never kept the package with the size. I thought it was 2” but can’t find them.
kzwisconsin What is called a 2.5 is often actually 2.9 when fully stuffed, what is called a 2 is often 2.4. I know it is confusing and we changed the way we listed them on the website last year to reflect the actual size, previously they said 2.5 and 2 even though they were really 2.9 and 2.4. So, is the one on the left a casing you purchased that said it was 2.5 or did you actually measure it? Other question is, the middle one looks like an inedible collagen and if that is the case we have a 55 mm Inedible Collagen Casing that comes out to just over an inch.
Jonathon the one on the left package said 2.5 x 20 on the package. The middle one is what I would get from the local store last year. But I didn’t save any of the packaging. They only carry two sizes 2.5 and 1.5. Last year it seams like they had 2” by lem but I can’t find them