Stuffer Tube Cleaning

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How do ya clean yer tube??????

    Place the washer side end under the faucet.

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    Next take a wash rag or old rag you use and place over the end.

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    The rag helps with the splash. Hold this tight on the faucet and turn the water on.

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    There ya have it. One tube turd.

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    Now follow up with some warm water and yer brush or dishwasher.

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  2. GASP!!!!!!!
    I never push the good stuff down the drain!
    I'm too cheap!!! LOL

    I unscrew the tube from the stuffer with the casing still attached.
    I take the next smallest stuffing tube and cover it with plastic wrap, I then push the meat into the casings with that. No waste.
    If I'm using the smallest stuffing tube I push the meat out with a spoon handle that fits snug.

    :sausage:
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wish I would have seen this a few weeks back.
     
  4. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That small amount aint no big loss to me.

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  6. No, it's not when you're making a ton of sausage a year like you do! LOL :biggrin:

    My motto..waste not, want not!!

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  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I stick a piece of paper towel in the tube and have a coat hanger that I unwound and bent it in half and push the paper towel ball through.. works great

    Yours is another good Idea Rick..............[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  8. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's not about the loss of money; it's about the loss of the delicious sausage that I'm making[​IMG]....ROFLOL (me bragging about how good my sausage is!!) jk just kidding around with y'all……
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I push  mine out and give it to the cat...
     
  10. All great ideas, except I don't have a cat. 
     
  11. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Give it to the DOG then.............[​IMG]

    My canine assistant is always ready to do her part in the cleanup!

    -Kevin
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


    A smart man once said, It aint bragging if you can back it up! 
     
  13. I use an old 38 caliber gun cleaning rod with a small piece of cloth or paper towel over the end, Just like oiling the inside of the gun barrel

    Rich
     
  14. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Phewwwww.. thought you was gonna say you just use your 38... lol
     
  15. I have a big rubber tipped blowgun with 120 PSI behind it and the little turd makes a patty into the frying pan while I'm washing everything up.
     
  16. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

         I tried this today, Joe. It worked great. Thanks!
     
  17. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I went to Home Depot with my stuffing tubes and bought dowel rods just shy in diameter to the ID of each tube, brought them home and cut them off so they're double the length of the tube.  When I am done making sausage I unscrew the cap an remove the tube, casing and sausage still attached, and push the remaining product into the casing, then remove and tie off the sausage, 100% cased, and just wash and rinse the tube and dowel.  You can see the dowels in my equipment pic:

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    It works like a charm and no waste (yes,I am not frugal, I'm just plain cheap!) and the sausage it has saved has more-than-paid-for the one-time expense of the dowels 10 times over!
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  18. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did the same as Pops and use designated dowels for stuffer tube cleaning.
     
  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have several wooden spoons all with different diameters that we have accumulated over the years and they work like the dowels. The best part is they are in a jar on the counter all the time so I don't have to go looking for them  
     
  20. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    COOL!!!!!!!!!!! most everyone has a coat hanger

    Joe
     

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