Here are some pics of my stuffer working.
Stuffer and valves.
Back of main tube.
Pushing the ram in. The back valve and drain valve must be open for the ram to go back.
Ram at back of tube ready for meat. At this point close the 2 valves.
Adding meat to the main tube.
I use this to push the meat back. Make sure there are now air pockets.
5 pound to the bulkhead.
Bulkhead in place.
Front lock cap
Install the stuffer tube into bulkhead.
Time to stuff. With any stuffer using natural casings, Dont tie the end off until you have the casing on the tube all the way.
Stuff em up.
After stuffing there is minimal meat left on the end of the ram and in the tube. Fry it up or toss it.
Dry the casing for smoked sausage.
Ready for smoke.
The ram/bulkhead assy.
The stuffer has machined parts and was built by a friend of mine. If you need info on it just send me a message and i will give you his contact info.