I am looking to upgrade from my horn-style stuffer to a vertical unit but wanted some opinions on using an electric grinder w/ stuffing attachment. I think I have outgrown the stuffer I have and it can be a pain in the neck sometimes.
I have an LEM 1/3 Hp grinder but have never used the stuffing attachment for two reasons:
- It would definitely require two people and I am usually flying solo when I do sausage.
- I think it would be difficult to feed the ground meat at such a constant rate (due to backpressure etc.) that it would keep air out of the casings. It seems to me there would be a lot of stopping, popping bubbles, working the casing, and starting up again.
#2 above is the main thing I have questions about. I was going to try it this weekend b/c I have a buddy coming over Friday to do some deer sausage so I will find out at any rate, but does a "grinder as stuffer" configuration work well enough to forgo another dedicated stuffer?