- Joined Mar 18, 2010
For years, I had the good fortune of having a butcher in my wife's family who would grind up my venison for me. The butcher was great, but the wife wasn't... so I no longer have a butcher in the family. That prompted me to purchase a meat grinder from Cabela's. I was processing my first batch of venison yesterday, and I was really pleased with the results. The question i have is this. About every 5 lbs of meat, my grinder plate would become totally clogged, and I would have to take it out and clean it. I was careful to trim my meat really well before hand. My question is, did I do something wrong, or is this just all part of grinding your own meat? My grinder is the smallest one, so maybe the bigger, beefier grinders don't have this problem. I was using the medium sized grinder plate. I would love some input from you more experienced meat grinders out there.