What to use for lubrication?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bdgsmoke, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. bdgsmoke

    bdgsmoke Newbie

    I have a five pound sausage stuffer that I have recently cleaned. I plan to use it again this weekend. What do you suggest I use for lube on the piston and o-ring?
  2. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would use Pam, or some food grade cooking oil.
  3. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You are correct about that vegetable oil gumming up. That is why I do not use it to oil down my dutch ovens.
  4. pgeobc

    pgeobc Fire Starter

    It may not be as big a deal as one would think. First is that the rig will pick up some fat from the meat when the hopper is loaded and that may be enough.

    Failing that, the cooking oil mentioned above, is not too bad of an idea.

    Grinders and stuffers can be lubricated with FDA-certified food-grade silicone spray lube, too. That is available from The Sausagemaker. I use it on my grinder and some places on my stuffer, but the stuffer seems not to need much help.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like my meat without silicone. Eh, so I'm old fashioned.
  6. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I would think that even olive oil would go rancid after a while. I'd probably think about using a mineral oil, like what they use for cutting boards.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just a touch of mineral oil does it-rub where needed
  8. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    I use Crisco vegetable shortening...

  9. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Need to find some food grade grease. It is white and perfectly safe to use with food prep. equipment, that is what it is made for.
  10. devolutionist

    devolutionist Meat Mopper

    I believe that the food grade silicone that Pgeobc mentions and food grade grease are the same thing, aren't they?
  11. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    At Sara Lee We Use This Alot..comes In Sevral Forms Tube Or Squeeze Container....just Punch In Food Grade Grease In Your Browser..its There.
  12. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Believe it or not WD 40 was developed as a food grade lubricant.. works well as a fish attrctant too

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