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#6072081 - 12/07/15 08:47 PM Meat mixer question?
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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So I've been processing all my game for about 15 years. I just hate paying the price for someone to do it for me. I enjoy doing it but hate mixing the meat/seasoning! Having the meat near freezing temp hurts the hands when mixing. Anyone use a mixer? Looking for advice a something that will last and the does and donts please...

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#6072164 - 12/07/15 09:31 PM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
StretchR Offline
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I have a 20 lb LEM meat mixer that works well for me. I use it for a variety of sausage and ground jerky. It is LIGHT YEARS ahead of mixing by hand. I use C-clamps to fasten the corners to the edge and end of my kitchen island (three corners). When mixing, I reverse directions on the crank handle after few minutes to get a better mix. I also use a mixing spatula to scrape down edges and the blades a couple of times during the mix. It works well for me to get a good blend of meat and even distribution of spices. Your recipes need some liquid to mix the spices well, but not a lot.

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#6072443 - 12/08/15 06:09 AM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: StretchR]
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Originally Posted By: StretchR
I have a 20 lb LEM meat mixer that works well for me. I use it for a variety of sausage and ground jerky. It is LIGHT YEARS ahead of mixing by hand. I use C-clamps to fasten the corners to the edge and end of my kitchen island (three corners). When mixing, I reverse directions on the crank handle after few minutes to get a better mix. I also use a mixing spatula to scrape down edges and the blades a couple of times during the mix. It works well for me to get a good blend of meat and even distribution of spices. Your recipes need some liquid to mix the spices well, but not a lot.


This. All good points that hit the mark. Buy one
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#6072456 - 12/08/15 06:24 AM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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I thought mixers are a waste of time and money.after last night freezing my hands I think I'm gonna look into them. Does anyone use the one that attaches to the grinder or would you buy the hand crank one.

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#6072486 - 12/08/15 06:51 AM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
StretchR Offline
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This is the mixer I referred to a couple of messages ago. If you watch for sales, it can be had for about $99. In my mind, it is worth every penny. If you did hundreds of pounds of sausage a year, a motorized version might be good. Or, if you do a lot, one of the versions that tilts to dump meat out would be good. I make less than 200 pounds of sausage or jerky a year, so the crank works fine for me.

One more point about using it... It will not mix a small batch of only 5 pounds. Ten pounds is the minimum to get much mixing. It mixes very well from 12-20 pounds, though you need to be patient if the mixer is completely full.

http://www.lemproducts.com/product/manual-meat-mixer-20-lb/sausage-meat-mixers


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#6073137 - 12/08/15 12:25 PM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
djs303 Offline
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I put the seasoning spices on my cubed meat before I grind to help mix the seasoning and meat together.

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#6073144 - 12/08/15 12:28 PM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: StretchR]
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Originally Posted By: StretchR
I have a 20 lb LEM meat mixer that works well for me. I use it for a variety of sausage and ground jerky. It is LIGHT YEARS ahead of mixing by hand. I use C-clamps to fasten the corners to the edge and end of my kitchen island (three corners). When mixing, I reverse directions on the crank handle after few minutes to get a better mix. I also use a mixing spatula to scrape down edges and the blades a couple of times during the mix. It works well for me to get a good blend of meat and even distribution of spices. Your recipes need some liquid to mix the spices well, but not a lot.



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#6073147 - 12/08/15 12:29 PM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Espy]
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Originally Posted By: Espy
I thought mixers are a waste of time and money.after last night freezing my hands I think I'm gonna look into them. Does anyone use the one that attaches to the grinder or would you buy the hand crank one.


I prefer the Hand Crank Sir...same with the Sausage Stuffers...allows me to control the tempo
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#6073660 - 12/08/15 05:17 PM Re: Meat mixer question? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Thanks for the advice fellas. I place an order for the LEM 20 lbs

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