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edgrover Jan 6, 2009 08:06 AM

I just moved to Calgary from San Francisco. Yes, its cold, but we needed to be around family and sixteen years on temporary visas gets a little depressing. The butcher shops are actually a bright spot - I found foie gras lobes just sitting in the freezer case at Bon Ton for a price about the same as what I saw in SF in specialty shops.

Anyway, I used to order sausage casings from Cabellas or a company in Chicago (and of course I couldn't move my supply up here) to make boudin blanc and weisswurst and the like. I can get them in the short term from various butchers here in Calgary, but I'd like to order a variety in semi-bulk without having to pay for duty. Where can I order sausage casings online in Canada?

I've looked through Google and Yahoo with no luck - there's lots of bulk companies like Unipac, but they don't sell online and I'm doubtful they'd sell me a couple of boxes.

Thanks.

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  1. Monch Jan 6, 2009 08:16 AM

    Here are two:

    www.sausagemaker.com

    www.eldonsausage.com

    I prefer the former.

    Happy stuffing!

    1. c oliver Jan 6, 2009 08:16 AM

      Cabellas, like the outfitter?!? I live at Lake Taho and they recently opened in Reno. I make bulk sausage but haven't messed with casings cause it wasn't easily obtainable. Do they store? I only make about 6# of sausage at a time. I know this doesn't answer YOUR question :) but it might help me :) :) TIA.

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        edgrover Jan 7, 2009 08:33 AM

        Cabellas used to sell casings, but when I looked a few months ago they'd stopped. You may be able to get them from the Reno store, though.

      2. Monch Jan 6, 2009 08:17 AM

        Whoops, "in Canada" was something I missed.

        My apologies.

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          cancowboy Jan 6, 2009 10:39 AM

          How about these guys in BC - http://www.stuffers.com/
          There is not a lot of detail in the descriptions but judging by the pricing it looks like what you might get from Cabella's.

          Curiosity question:
          How much casing do you consider to be semi-bulk?

          Follow-up question:
          Wouldn't one of the butchers bring in casing in sufficient quantity if you ordered ahead of time? Or is it a question of what they would end up charging you?

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            howlin Jan 6, 2009 04:53 PM

            halfords or if you have a computer(ya i know nobody does).www.halfordsmailorder.com .these guys are up on 2011 39 ave ne.they will give ya what ya need.ctf on 52 se might be an option as well.hope that helps

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              edgrover Jan 7, 2009 08:40 AM

              Halford's looks great. I'll drive over and take a look at what they've got. Thanks.

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              edgrover Jan 7, 2009 08:34 AM

              Its the cost issue, really.

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              rdch Jan 6, 2009 05:34 PM

              haven'tdealt with either of them

              http://www.atlascutlery.com/

              http://www.stuffers.com/

              At stuffers go to recipes they have a large pdf file of recipes

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                egirlwonder Jan 11, 2009 10:17 AM

                Wholesale Sports has sausage casings for sale in store (not sure about online). They are very similar to Cabellas. Not sure about the quality yet; just bought my hubby sausage-making supplies for Christmas.
                http://www.wholesalesports.com/online...

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                  egirlwonder Jan 18, 2009 01:30 PM

                  Correction - Wholesale sports only has the artificial casings; we had fantastic luck yesterday at Atlas Cutler & Butcher supplies on 130th Ave & 97th Street.
                  http://www.atlascutlery.com/
                  More expensive than I was hoping; but you can get about 300 ft of casings for about $40. Very knowledgeable staff there too.

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