My Homemade Water Stuffer

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by johnholmes28, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks great, we would love to see it in action!

    Would you go over to the roll call section & introduce yourself, so we can all give you a SMF welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats cool

    Ditto with AL
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, that is quite a nice bit of engineering!  Building one myself in the next week or two.  No more hand stuffing after last weekend's 16 lb. adventure!  Our 2 grinders didn't work for stink when it came to stuffing!!!!  [​IMG]
     
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Nice job! I still haven't ordered the parts for mine yet. What size PVC did you use? 6"? From the photos, it looks like the plunger is 2 pieces of HDPE or is that another groove for an O ring? How much capacity do you have with it?

    I am limiting myself to 3 questions for now. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  6. Its made out of 8" pvc and is 3' 4" in length. The piston was machined out of a solid piece of 8" UHMW polyethylene. It holds roughly 60 pounds of meat. I will try and get video next time i do some grinding. It still needs quite a few small modifications but i stuffed 55lbs of sausage and 40lbs of deer bacon burger
    for the first time last weekend and it worked great. I will head over to the roll call section shortly. Im new to this so bare with me guys. Feel free to ask questions about the stuffed!
     
  7. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    That's pretty slick, I'm assuming you run it upright like pictured and the height was figured to match with your table top? I like it. Any idea what you have invested in it? Where did you get materials?
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very cool setup John , i can't wait to see it in action!
     
  9. looks awesome I'd love to see it in action
     
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Cool ! ! !  Like to see it in action...
     
  11. I should be doing some grinding in the next week or to so ill try to figure out how to set up a link for video. I've got about 500 bucks into it. I bought the piston stock from interstate plastics online and the flanges from pvcfittings.com . I had to find a plumbing supply company locally to buy the 8" pic from and they only sell it in 20' sticks. The guy that did the machining on the piston got the o-rings. I think they are 1/8" but we Polly should have used 1/4". It took several tries to get the piston to seal but not jam in the pipe. Thanks for all the replies!
     
  12. I do run it vertical like shown and i designed the height of it to work with the table i use for processing.
     

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