I ground up some peanuts again today. This time I tightened the wing nut onto the blade and it turned out much better. I used cocktail peanuts because they're roasted in peanut oil and I figured would help out. It did. The result was more like peanut paste flakes but then once you mash it together it's very close to peanut butter. During the grinding you could see the oil coming out of the wing nut and would probably have been perfect to mix into the end product for perfect peanut butter except that it was dark grey/black in color because the wingnut/screw was oiled by the previous owner, I suppose I need to clean that better....
I then took a few handfuls of honey roasted peanuts and made a honey roasted peanut butter...amazing! a little more like regular peanut butter than the first one but a few drops of oil work really well!
I can see . Great pork recipes, can't wait to get started. Cleanup is a pain for a small amount of grinding so I can really see how large batches make much more sense! Thanks for the help/info Warden. I can take some good action shots of the peanut butter making process with my Universal #2 if any are interested.
If grinding peanuts is your thing, did you know, if your in Canada, Nuts to You, a company in Paris Ontario makes all kinds of nut only products, ground to a paste. You can find their products in the health food/vegamatic section of your local grocery store. They ship these products all over Canada and possibly the USA