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Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby O.J. » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:16 am

Any advice on models? Are the sausage stuffer attachments on most grinders easy to use, or should a stuffer be purchased separately? This is the model that I'm considering, it's about $20 cheaper on this site than Home Depot.

http://www.everythingkitchens.com/Deni- ... -3400.html
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby rabble » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:27 am

Alton Brown did a sausage show. Seems like I remember him saying that slow grinding was best for some reason. Something about heat generated when the meat was ground too quickly. But maybe I misremember.

But I know he had no uh, "beef" with one of those things, or a hand grinder, or an attachment for your standalone electric mixer with the flames painted on the sides. He said they all had their own foibles and you just had to adjust to whichever one you were using.
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby kimm » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:58 am

I'd recommend ours, but it's generally overkill unless you are doing a lot of meat. Our hunting party uses it for home venison processing, and we've also teamed up with friends to make pork sausage (links and bulk loose sausage).

We bought one from Cabela's for about $300 ("commercial grade") and it makes quick work. We make sure our meat is very cold (toss cubes in the freezer for about an hour before grinding).

It makes quick work of everything and comes with sausage stuffing tubes from tiny meat-stick size, to larger for bratwurst and filling summer sausage casings. If you are just doing 5 lbs of something, though, it's probably not worth it. If you do buy a bigger one and plan to do lots of meat, I also recommend buying the foot pedal attachment.

Don't every use fake casings for stuffed sausage links. As disgusting as they are, real is so much easier to use.
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby Huckleby » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:38 pm

I haven't followed thread, but aren't the meat grinder and sausage stuffer dances?
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby rabble » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:12 pm

Huckleby wrote:I haven't followed thread, but aren't the meat grinder and sausage stuffer dances?

They may well be but
A. I have no desire at all to see them
B. Thanks LOADS for the mental images.
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby Detritus » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:15 pm

rabble wrote:
Huckleby wrote:I haven't followed thread, but aren't the meat grinder and sausage stuffer dances?

They may well be but
A. I have no desire at all to see them
B. Thanks LOADS for the mental images.

Interestingly enough, possibly not
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Re: Meat grinder/sausage stuffer

Postby rabble » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:20 pm

I am ashamed of myself.

Favorite Dance Move: The Meat Grinder
Haven't found a sausage stuffer. Because I'm not looking.
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