• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Advantages and disadvantages of the different styles of sausage stuffers

lupus

Newbie
16
14
Joined Dec 24, 2010
Hi

Very new to the forum and almost as new to the smoking scene. Have been browsing the forum and have to admit, the thought of making one's own sausages if quite tempting.

I have been looking online to see what sausage stuffers are available down under, and there appears to be three basic varieties.

The most common stuffer I see on this forum is the vertical stuffer. Other designs I have seen is one that is horn shaped and finally one that is horizontal.

Might I ask the wisdom of the forum and enquire as to the benefits and disadvantages of the different styles of stuffers?
 

mballi3011

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
14,478
55
Joined Mar 12, 2009


Well fist off welcome to SMF there Lupus. For youe stuffers I have used my grinder the first few times. Then I got my current vertical stuffer as a present and it's a great stuffer. It works great so I would have to recommend it for stuffing sausages.
 

alblancher

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
4,166
64
Joined Mar 6, 2009
Vertical stuffer.  You can begin with a 5 lb for around 100 bucks. 
 

rangecop

Fire Starter
SMF Premier Member
39
10
Joined Mar 1, 2010
I just got a 5lb vertical LEM and did a 5 lb batch of Polish yesterday. It works great and is much easier than stuffing with my grinder.
 

meatnbeer

Smoke Blower
146
15
Joined Aug 25, 2009
When I first started making sausage I was using the attachment for my kitchen aid meat grinder.  The meat grinder works great, but the stuffer attachment turned the fat to mush, making the texture of the sausage less desirable.  I bought a 5lb vertical stuffer from Gander Mountain and the thing works great.  I just made a batch of sausage a couple of days ago and it turned out perfect.  I will have photos up soon! 

I have never used one of the horn stuffers, but a guy that I work with uses one and he turns out some pretty good meats.
 

scarbelly

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
14,318
73
Joined Jul 26, 2009
I also started with the KitchenAid and now have a 5# LEM and am very happy with it
 

boykjo

Sausage maker
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
Group Lead
7,262
669
Joined Apr 28, 2010
The horn is crap.......its about the usless piece of engineering. had one that was cast and the meat came out the back more than it went out the front. returned the unit and bought a shiney stainless steel one and it was crap. returned it.

and what everyone said before me is good info
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.