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Where can one purchase hog casings?

Cbas79 Apr 28, 2011 02:33 PM

Just moved to Seattle, and wondering where I can find hog casings for a decent price. Tried the Swinery (we live in W. Seattle), but they over-charge. Any ideas?

The Swinery
3207 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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  1. babette feasts RE: Cbas79 Apr 28, 2011 08:36 PM

    Not sure, but I would try Don & Joe's at the Market. They have a wide variety and may even special order.


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      Cbas79 RE: babette feasts Apr 30, 2011 10:25 PM

      Thanks, babette. We'll be down there tomorrow, so I'll check it out. They do make their own sausage, it appears, so they at least have casings there. Price, we'll see.

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      NYPORK RE: Cbas79 Apr 29, 2011 12:08 PM

      I buy mineonline at sausagemaker.com. They offer a scrap pack that has about 50ft for about 20 bucks. It's been my experince that everywhere that sells retail, overcharges. However as a chef, I paid meat suppliers up to $50 bucks for a hank. The stuff is getting more expensive across the board.

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        firecracker2 RE: Cbas79 Apr 29, 2011 04:29 PM

        One of the Bill the Butcher locations may be able to help you. Welcome to Seattle, Chas.

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          Cbas79 RE: firecracker2 Apr 30, 2011 10:31 PM

          Thank you also, firecracker. I'll definitely check out Bill's too, but it's a little out of the way. Someone in the meat department at PCC informed me that Whole Foods is probably the only supermarket option, FWIW. Not many markets/groceries making their own sausage anymore . . .

        2. knowspicker RE: Cbas79 May 2, 2011 09:57 AM

          I was at Uwajimaya on 5/1 and they had hog casings and lamb casings. They said $5.99 per pound on the little container but it looked more like $5.99 for the tiny container.

          600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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            paulj RE: knowspicker May 2, 2011 07:22 PM

            Sports stores like Cabelas sell shelf-stable casings. I've seen similar ones on the shelf at DD Meats in Mountlake Terrace (north of Seattle).


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            chococat RE: Cbas79 May 3, 2011 08:39 AM

            I've gotten them at the Whole Foods butcher counter. The price seemed fair to me and they will sell you as much (or as little) as you need.

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              grubn RE: Cbas79 May 4, 2011 02:48 PM

              Bob's Meat in Columbia City. http://www.bobsqualitymeats.com/

              1. bjones9942 RE: Cbas79 May 12, 2011 01:33 PM

                Not sure what variety they are (pork, lamb), but Central Market in Shoreline will sell you a hank. I believe it was about $27 about a year ago.

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