photo's of new sausage stuffer

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by cal1956, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    it came by UPS this morning and we put it right to work stuffing 25 lbs of pork sausage  , its the 11 lb Vivo stuffer and the damn thing is built like a frigging tank

     there wasn't as much left in the bottom as I had expected , after we finished stuffing and cleaned the meat out of the elbow and tube , I made (4) normal sized

    patties and cooked them  . so surprisingly very little waste the link that you see my wife holding up is what is left when the piston bottoms out , ( we know this because the last 5 lbs we added some Habenero pepper and this is where it started showing up as it came out ) then after taking it apart to clean it I got the 4 patties from the tube and elbow

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great did a nice job filling the casings.

    [​IMG]  You need to show some of that sausage cooked now.
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smell an addiction setting in.......... <Chuckles>

    Grats on that new stuffer!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice! How much water did you add 😁
  5. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    0 water added ,

      I have the sausage covered in the fridge letting the spice do its thing over night and will smoke them tomorrow , but man is it a lot easier using this

    than it was doing our 1st 25 lbs using the stuffing attachment on that frigging meat grinder ....this thing made the job of stuffing  much much easier plus a hell of a lot faster only took about 20 minutes total time from start to finish
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Cal being you are going to smoke,what kind of sausage is it,maybe a recipe? I am getting a new grinder soon.
  7. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    I order the spice from a commercial  spice place in Mississippi , I have no idea what is in it but with that said, I can smell a lot of sage and black pepper , it makes the kind of sausage that I could only find in the deep south when i lived there many years ago , so when I could not find pure pork sausage here in Colorado i started looking into making it myself , and this is the best tasting sausage i have ever found . hands down ,   the funny thing about it is that when i tried to fry patties from it before it was smoked , it did not even come close to tasting right and we thought we had royally screwed up , but after slow smoking it , i took a bite and the flavor was perfect,  send me a private message and i will  tell you where to order the spice  

    oh and the grinder I'm using came from harbor freight , this makes 50 lbs  of pork that w have ground using it and we love it ....can't beat the price of the grinder $ 66.00 including shipping
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Cal, You can't beat your own sausage and its' a lot of fun to make, the clean up is no fun though ![​IMG]
  9. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    i was a bit surprised at just how well built this thing is , you could run over it with a semi and not damage it , as anyone that took part in my thread . " a couple of questions about stuffers "  knows I did  a lot of research and in the end just told my wife to pick one and she picked this one because she liked the color ...but truth be told I could not be happier with her choice
  10. Nice, Looks Great

  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wish I'd picked a red stuffer!
  12. Hey Dirt, if you like red paint your's    LOL

  13. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    i wish I could take credit for picking this one . but I can't
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    And another one is hooked! Not only does it reduce the stuffing time but....... I found I was all cleaned up so fast, I was actually surprized!

    Now next comes the grinder! Then the vac-sealer.... then a slicer.... LOL.... It ain't free but its a delicious addiction.
  15. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic


    these things sure aren't cheap ( in this case about $ 150.00  ) but if your doing more than 5 lbs of sausage they are worth every penny . plus I don't think you can ever wear one out if you take care of it so it so you only have to buy it once and your set for life
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice score!! I remember the times of trying to stuff thru a grinder what a pain!! Once I got my 5lb stuffer I have never looked back would like a larger one for those big stuffs 55lbs thru a 5lb stuffer gets a little old. 

    Nice stuffer and nice job on the first go!! 

    A full stuffer is a happy stuffer 

  17. That's a good looking stuffer.  I wish mine was red.

  18. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    the sausage has been smoking for a couple  of hours now , will post photos of the finished sausage as soon as they are ready .....thanks for all the comments [​IMG]
  19. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    the finished sausage !!!..... not bad for our 2nd time making sausage and our 1st time using the new stuffer huh ?

    tjmitche likes this.
  20. Nice Looking Sausage   Good Job


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