Got a question about making sausages? Here's some frequently asked questions

Natural Sausage Skins supply sausage making supplies to home sausage makers and cottage industries

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Why use spooled casings?

Spooled casings are far easier to use than unconverted product due to the fact that you just set up and go rather than hunting for ends and constantly untangling as you would if using un-spooled products

How many sausages can I make from the casings?

Sheep casings for the chipolata sausage: approx 12-16 to the lb
Hog casings for the thick sausage: approx 6-8 to the lb
Ex narrow hog for something in between: approx 10-12 to the lb

How much meat do I need for a 300g pack of gourmet mix?

A 300g Gourmet mix is enough for 5lb meat.

What is the filling capacity of the skins?

1 bundle of sheep casings(80 yards) yields approx 40 lb of meat
1 bundle of hog casings(100 yards) yields approx 100 lb of meat
1 bundle ex narrow hog(80 yards) yields approx 60lb of meat

How do I get the skins off the spool?

Just soak in water for a couple of hours and they will just slide off.

I'm not sure how to make my own sausages

Click here for some simple guidelines on sausage making (PDF file)


How long do the casings last?

There is a 3 months shelf life.

Do the need to be kept in the fridge?

A cool dry place is fine.

Ordering Questions

The quantity I want is not listed can you do different quantities?

Yes no problem. We can supply any amount you want. Just contact us.

Can I get a copy of the microbiological test?

Yes, just request one with your product and we will send the latest report.

Is there a discount for ordering larger Quantities?

Yes. Orders over 10 bundles will receive a discount just give us a ring.

Do you only accept Paypal?

We accept cheques, cash or bacs transfers. Please call 01285 655800 for details. We now also accept major credit cards and debit cards. You will have to option to pay by card when you go to the checkout page.

Delivery and Returns

How long do they take to be delivered?

We send them out first class with Royal Mail (It is usually the next day)

Do you do guaranteed next day delivery?

Yes. For an extra £2.50 we can send them guaranteed next day delivery by courier (weekdays only).

What is your returns policy?

Should you need to return products, or exchange goods you purchase from us, you must in the first instance notify us within 7 working days of receipt of the goods by emailing
All goods must be returned unused, in their original condition and in the original packing (we will inform you of the return address when you contact us).
Returns should always include a copy of your original invoice or receipt, and a short note with reasons for the return.

Goods being returned for reasons that are not the fault of MJP Casings are returned at your own risk and cost (we suggest you obtain a proof or posting and/or insure the delivery). We will refund the original invoice total including the original carriage charge where we are required to do so.

If you are returning goods from your order that arrive damaged, or if we have sent an incorrect item, please notify us immediately by emailing

Please note we cannot accept returns of food stuffs or casings if their protective packaging has been opened.

Please contact us if you require any further information.

Our Products

Hanks or Spools

Hanks or Spools

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Beef Middles

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