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Snack Sticks......Stuffing Tube....... Homemade.... NEW PLAN...

post #1 of 18
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I'm at it again.... Too many threads of "Snack Sticks" not to mention the number of threads on "Home made Mozzarella"... That is a different story....

Back to the "sticks".... So I checked on tubes available for my Grizzly stuffer... seems the LEM tubes fit..... Well I have this PEX tubing around from re plumbing the guest house and DIL's house.... they call it 3/8" PEX... I think that is I.D.  anyway it is about 13mm O.D..... perfect for edible collagen 17-19 mm casing and making sticks... Now if I can shove the beef thru the tube, I've got it made... I haven't tested it yet but on these cold long winter nights I needed something to do....

 

Here is the process....

Tubing flare tool, tubing and torch...

tools needed.jpg

 

Insert the tubing in the flaring kit and apply a gentle amount of heat all around the tubing.....

apply pressure to flare the tubing and heat as necessary to continue flaring....

 

 

Heating and Flaring.jpg

 

After heating and flaring this is what I ended up with.......

 

Finished Flaring.jpg

 

I inserted the new tube into the smallest tube...18mm and trimmed to have a clean fit

 

Inserted and Trimmed.jpg

 

I do not have collagen casings yet... I will order them soon... this tube should be long enough and hopefully I can push meat thru it...  If not... Oh well... it is a long cold winter...........

 

 

Final Stick Tube.jpg

 

Thanks for looking and hopefully I gave you some ideas on making your own stuff... it can be fun... 241.png... Dave

 

 

 


Edited by DaveOmak - 12/24/11 at 1:36pm
post #2 of 18

I like it ill bet it will work. first.gif for creativity and ingenuity. 

post #3 of 18

It will work fine Dave, nice job! Now lets see them stick pic's!!

post #4 of 18

Wow! Fantastic!  Great ingenuity and craftsmanship!

post #5 of 18
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It will work fine Dave, nice job! Now lets see them stick pic's!!



 

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post #6 of 18

I have a stuffing tube for snack sticks, that came with my Cabelas stuffer, very similar to the one you made.  Mine has a Stainless tube on a plastic base

 

Great Idea Dave!

 

Now, let's see it in action!!!

You may have to water down your meat a little, in order for the meat to go thru the tube, and not past the O-Ring seal on the plunger

 

 

Todd

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post #7 of 18

great idea dave................................icon14.gif

 

Joe

post #8 of 18

Geez Dave, you are pretty slick with that stuff. How much you going to sell them for?...JJ

post #9 of 18

Very cool, I wish my smallest tube was just a little bit smaller in diameter

post #10 of 18

Looking good Dave!!

 

   Craig

post #11 of 18

looks good dave may want to make sure no sharp edge on end you out casing on but im sure u thought of that cold winter night r u right 19 at 8:00 this morning here good luck lets see it in action

post #12 of 18

Looking good Dave - hit it with some food grade silicon before stuffing and I bet it will work great. 

post #13 of 18

Nothing like old school. Good job Dave-o- !

post #14 of 18

What a great idea !!!!

post #15 of 18

 

good job Bro.....keep an eye on the pex wanting to go back to its "original", workin with pex for floor heating i've noticed that if it does not have a mating surface(connector) and such, it will try to form back.....just keep and eye on it.....good idea


Edited by SKULLY - 12/24/11 at 2:57pm
post #16 of 18

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Looks great and like JJ said how much would you make one for me for????? You have all the tools that I don't . PM me if you would be interested.

post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

I'll check into mailing rates and shipping tubes etc...  The stuffing tube will be N/C...  Lets start a list of folks who will want one....  and the lengths... I think the max length is about 23"... I have to check that too at the USPS next week.....

 

Merry CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR...   Dave

 

post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 

NEW MATERIAL..... 1/2" OD Copper refer tubing I think.... type L.... soft....

 

THIS WILL STUFF.... I GAR-ON-T (Justin Wilson immitation)

 

          Copper       PEX

ID        .425"        .343"

OD      .500"        .500"

Wall    .038"        .079"

That is a HUGE difference....easier to push meat through... Draw back.. Bends easily.. need to take it easy with it.. heavier..more expensive... $2/foot

 

Same deal to flare the end.... the flare wasn't as big in dia..... I will wrap the tube with electrical tape to make a better fit in 2 places....

 

The difference in tubing.....

diffference in tubing.jpg

 

 

Wrapping the new tube with tape for a snug fit....

tape-2.jpg

 

 

Perfect.... A guy has to get lucky once in awhile........

the fitup.jpg

 

 

finished.jpg

 

Any plumbing shop should have the tubing and can flare it for you.... Maybe places like ACE or Menards.... Home D has the tubing in 20ft.  rolls $38.....

 

This is a piece from my compressor I had to remodel... A free-B.... don't get any better than that... 

Questions ????.....  I'm ready....   Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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