Now if you are committed to using as much of the hog as possible, the intestines can be used for casings and the stomach can be prepared and eaten, but you need to flush them several times of their contents and that is not the most pleasant job.
For me, I will stick to buying hog casings casings.
I suspect we’ll just do the fresh casing once just for the experience and then go back to buying them. Since swine aren’t rumen animals I’m not overly interested in the stomach.
Dr_Pain for snack sticks I typically use prepackaged mixes. I think a strong favorite from Walton’s is Willies. For kabanos, a Polish snack stick, I use a recipe. There are others that I am playing around with, trying to find the right balance, e.g. hunter sticks.
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