Stuffing tube confusion

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smokeymose, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I'm looking for a 1/2" tube to fit my 5# stuffer from Gander Mountain. Is this actually an LEM stuffer? I'm thinking that will work with 16mm collagen. AC Legg's site calls for a 7/16" tube for their 19mm cases, though (???). I'm thinking snack sticks here.
    LEM tubes are a 1 9/16 base, but I've seen them at 1 1/2"...
    Also what size tube should I use with 2 1/2" collagen?
    Any help would be appreciated. Unlike the Mrs., I don't like ordering and returning LOL!
    Dan
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tube sizes, from manufacturers, are usually described measuring the inside hole....

    This home made tube is 1/2" O. D. and 21mm casing are HUGE on it...   I'm sure 19's would easily fit.....



     
  3. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Thanks, Dave. That's an idea! I could cut the ends off the the plastic ones that came with it, bell the end of a ridgid tube and make my own. I know stainless is best, but I wonder if copper would work...
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check this out....

      These tubes are 0.014 wall... very little resistance when stuffing...  they also have Stainless tubing....   I chose brass so I could flare the end...

    http://www.grainger.com/product/Tubing-4EEH5?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/4EEF9_AS01?$smthumb$

    http://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Tubing-3ACV5?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/3ACR6_AS01?$smthumb$
     

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