I'm new to this forum and really love all of the advice. My employer may not like that I found it but who's going to tell?!
I have a 1 hp LEM grinder, a manual meat mixer, Bradley smoker but no dedicated sausage stuffer. So, after doing lots of research online(including this site), I am leaning towards a Grizzly 5lb stuffer. If I am making sausage after hunting season, it might be 30, 40 or more pounds of brats, italian and snack sticks needing to be cased. I have read where some don't like to reload their stuffers so opt for the 15 lb version instead which is an option but I like the smaller size.
The ONLY reason I am not going with a 15lb stuffer is the size of the tubes. I believe the smallest is 3/4" but really need 3/8" for snack sticks. Do any of the larger stuffers offer tubes that small? I contacted LEM and they do not. Is the reason being the hole is too small for that size of stuffer and hence it won't flow well into the casing?
I do appreciate this forum and the time everyone spends posting their pics and answer questions even for us newbies!