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Where can one purchase hog casings?

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?

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The Swinery
3207 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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

    http://www.donandjoesmeats.com/index....

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    1. re: babette feasts

      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.

    2. 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.

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

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        1. re: firecracker2

          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. 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.

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          Uwajimaya
          600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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          1. re: knowspicker

            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).

            http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse...

          2. 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.

              1. 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.