sausage stuffer help

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by chevy16001, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. chevy16001

    chevy16001 Fire Starter

    i was looking for a sausage stuffer for a while....i went on craigslist and found a stuffer for sale a 15 lb model by the sausage maker company in buffalo ny.....100 bucks so im like hey that seems like a pretty good deal....i went and bought this thing brought it home and try to make snack sticks with it and all the meat squishes out around the piston..there's a big gap in the edges....so i call the company to ask if there is a plastic sleeve or something i can buy....the answer i get is that's why we redesigned it your SoL.... so is there anything i can do or am i screwed?
     
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How big a gap are you talking about between the piston and the wall?
     
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Mcguyver here , get a piece of teflon sheet 3/8 - 1/2 " thick and cut to fit the barrel of the stuffer and attach to the end of the plunger. You may ned to do some shaping to make it fit fairly tight and still slide down the barrel
     
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Or have a local tech school CNC router a piece for you????? Your screen name suggests that you should be able to figure something out[​IMG]
     
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Isn't there a groove in the piston for a rubber O-ring?
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea, is the O-Ring missing??

    Maybe you can just get a thicker O-Ring.

    Todd
     
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chevy, can ya take some pic's of what ya got. I'm sure there's a way to get it workin.
     
  8. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Yes sounds like the o ring is not there.
     
  9. jjmrascal

    jjmrascal Smoke Blower

    I have been using the 3 lbs "horn style" stuffer by Sausagemaker for 10 years and that guy has a similar problem.  I always take a big sheet of tin foil and fold it several times to just a little larger than the "ram" or "pusher" or whatever it is called.  I crimp it over and that usually seals the edge fairly well.  If it needs a bit more, then just add another sheet to fit.  I know it is a different style stuffer but it may help on yours as well.

     
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I read a reveiw that said to use an old sock to wrap around the plunger to stop the meat from backing up through the horn............ I think he was making toe jam sausage...... go figure
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]

    By george I think this Dan guy is onto something here. It's the case of the missing O ring.

    Now I'm liking Bobs repair idea thou.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dan nailed the problem. Sausage Maker is very good quality product; I have their 25 lb. stuffer.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  13. chevy16001

    chevy16001 Fire Starter

    wow didnt expect so many replies so fast....i stuffed some salamis using the largest tube tonight and had some slideby but not nearly as bad.....lemme go take some pics of the situation here for you guys...
     
  14. chevy16001

    chevy16001 Fire Starter

    it says i dont have permission to create attachments so im not sure how i can give you guys pics......i also found out through the course of all this it's not a 15 pound as advertised it's 10 pound....i made 10 pounds of salamis tonight and it filled it up....that part i dont care though 10 pounds is good for me
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Try posting your pic again it should upload it may get stuck in the spam filter but that's not a problem it can be approved and show up
     
  16. chevy16001

    chevy16001 Fire Starter

    when i click the paperclip button it says you do not have permission to make attachments
     
  17. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    try again
     
  18. chevy16001

    chevy16001 Fire Starter

    this is the 4th time ive tried now....i can email the pictures to one of you so you can see....and then u guys can post them i guess if that would help
     
  19. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  20. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit


    Chevy did you click the picture of the picture? its two to the left of the paperclip, that what you want, not the paperclip
     

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