These sausage casings are made from an edible material and are a popular choice when making brats and smoked sausages. Do not pre-soak these casing, because they are ready to use straight out of the package. When cooked they will give you that great flavor snap desired by sausage makers. These 2 sticks will make a minimum of 16 pounds of great tasting bratwurst. Must be stored in a cool dry environment to retain freshness.