sausage guys need advice please

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by tomtopping, May 10, 2016.

  1. Hey, guys, i need some advice .im looking at getting a sausage stuffer should i get a 1/2 hp meat grinder with attachment  or a  cheap grinder and a  5lb manual sausage stuffer ?
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. That is the 1/2 hp one i was looking at it work really good?
     
  4. I would get the cheap grinder and get the 5lb stuffer. You can get pre-ground meat from the butcher, or use the cheap grinder for smaller batches. I have a #10 hand crank grinder and a 5lb stuffer from the Kingston PA.

    I haven't used them personally, but a lot of people have trouble with the stuffer attachment on grinders.
     
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    this is the stuffer i was looking at 
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What I use....  each one is under $100...


     
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  7. These are pretty similar to the ones I'm  trying to choose between  one or the other
     
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  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can not feed it fast enough 

    Richie
     
  9. No eh! are you recommending this or not recommending this ?
     
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Check my sig.  Love my setup.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes The machine grinds that fast You will love it.There are a few guys with it on here.

    Richie
     
  12. awesome thanks and it feeds the sausage casing no problem ??
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Using a grinder for stuffing sausage casing, is not a good idea...  It's a PITA...  after a time or maybe 2, you will quit making sausage...  It's waaaaaaaay too much work....  the casing don't fill too easily....   casing have air in them.... 

    Don't even think of it....    get a stuffer .......  
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I do not use it to feed the casing I have a Jerky Cannon that I use for stuffing
    What Dave said Grizzly and the grinder. 

    You are better off with the 2 separate items for making sausage.

    Richie 
     
  15. awesome ok thanks for advice back to the store i go for the stuffer
     
  16. The end of the day with all your advice guys this is what i added up with THANKS AGIAN



     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    remember when curing order your cure from either Butcher Packer or Sausage Maker They have all you need to make great sausage

    Richie
     
  18. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Good decision. You'll know it after just a couple of batches, especially with the stuffing part...
     
  19. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've been using the Northern Tool #12 Kitchener grinder and the Kitchener 5lb stuff for several years and have no complaints.  I even have the stuffer with the nylon gears and have had no issues (but I pay attention to where the plunger is in the stuffer).  

    Also google for a Northern Tool discount code as they usually have $20 off $100 and $10 of 50 available.  I think they also run them on sale close to fathers day sometimes (and the coupon makes it even a better deal).  I got mine a few years back and paid $77 for the grinder and $49 for the stuffer, but you will probably never see those prices again.


     
  20. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Has anyone noticed the similarity in 5# stuffers? My Gander Mountain looks exactly like a Kitchener, which looks exactly like a LEM, which looks exactly like etc, etc.
    Seems one outfit is making stuffers and just putting different stickers on them. No problem with it, just curious :)
     

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