Silicon lube

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by racemonkey, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. racemonkey

    racemonkey Fire Starter

    Hey folks,

    Thankfully for my birthday we were able to go to Northern Tool and get the compliment of equipment, Grinder, 5lb-Stuffer, Mixer. Been waiting a while to make more sausage and not wanting to go through using the kitchen aid for stuffing again. lol.

    So here am I. My question is the silicon lubricant, I see it at but is there a local hardware store alternative you can use? Dont want to use the wrong stuff.
  2. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Racemonkey , whatever tube lube you get to use make sure it says "FOODGRADE" on the packaging .
  3. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I have used Pam with good success.
  4. isn't pam made of veg. oil? If so it could turn rancid. I used to spray with the silicone from sausagemaker when I store my grinder and and parts to avoid any possible rusting. Now I use it fairly often and it doesn't get stored for any period of time.
  5. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with T-Bone. Food grand silicon only. Cooking sprays or any type of veg oil will go rancid, not to mention they will gum up after a while.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Bass Pro Shops, and Gander Mountain both carry the food grade silicone spray or at least the ones around me do
  7. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Crisco for the parts that come into contact with meat in my stuffer and grinder, but use an approved food grade silicone grease for the internals. I get mine a local restaurant supply house. You might have one around you.
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Food grade only, I get mine at the farm supply store, if ya got one around ya, they should be able ta orde it. If yer nice ta the meat counter guy, he might get ya some to.
  9. rick r.

    rick r. Newbie

    Mineral Oil works, the grocery store and pharmacy have it.
  10. racemonkey

    racemonkey Fire Starter

    Awesome thanks, i have 2 cans of food grade silicone coming. [​IMG]

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