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DIY Meat processing #8378817 09/08/21 06:15 PM
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Looking for info on meat grinders and sausage stuffers. Will more than likely process 2 deer a year and usein the kitchen a few other times annualy. All I know is a manual grinderis out of the question.


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Ramsey, you can just borrow mine. It’s 1/2 HP cabelas. If you don’t want to borrow mine the more HP the faster it goes.

I don’t have a stuffer though. Although my grinder has the attachments, it doesn’t work as good as a dedicated stuffer IMO.


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Originally Posted by Payne



Good recommendations here, LEM makes a good product.

For a couple deer a year a 1/2 hp grinder and a 5lb stuffer will get it done. Depending on how you trim your meat, you may have to stop and clean the blade/plate a few times with a 1/2 hp but it will work. Personally I would buy a 1hp grinder though and be done with it, especially if we're gonna process a buffalo smile . I used to use a 1/2 hp then I bought a 1hp Weston, big difference. Thing is a beast and never slows down.

It you're going to get into sausage making a dedicated stuffer is a must. I hate stuffing casings out of a grinder. Like Senior Payne mentioned a foot pedal would be nice to have. I do a lot of processing by myself and still don't have one lol.

Manual grinders serve their purpose too. I have a small manual grinder that I use for little jobs in the kitchen. I also take that small manual grinder and small 5lb stuffer with me when I'm working away from home, big stuff stays at home.



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Originally Posted by Payne
You calling me old skinner



No Sir LOL.


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Originally Posted by skinnerback


Like Senior Payne mentioned a foot pedal would be nice to have.



uh huh


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Like Senior Payne mentioned a foot pedal would be nice to have.



uh huh



Well if the shoe fi.......... clap

Senor! Senor! I don't know how to do the little squiggly thing over the N.


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way too much effort for all that..

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Thanks for that.


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Ramsey I have a stuffer. Grinder. Dehydrator. And a bunch of other stuff as we usually do our own. Your more than welcome to use.

I have been buying stuff from meat. They make some pretty good stuff at good prices. If I was replacing anything right now that’s what I would go with. I think I’m gonna buy their vaccum chamber sealer this year and also one of their slicers.



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Ramsey I have a stuffer. Grinder. Dehydrator. And a bunch of other stuff as we usually do our own. Your more than welcome to use.

I have been buying stuff from meat. They make some pretty good stuff at good prices. If I was replacing anything right now that’s what I would go with. I think I’m gonna buy their vaccum chamber sealer this year and also one of their slicers.



MEAT



Gonna have to check these MEAT guys out. I buy a lot of stuff from Allied Kenco Sales out of Houston. Huge selection, fast shipping, and good prices. I visited their store once and was like a kid in a candy store there. Could spend hours looking around.


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Originally Posted by skinnerback
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Ramsey I have a stuffer. Grinder. Dehydrator. And a bunch of other stuff as we usually do our own. Your more than welcome to use.

I have been buying stuff from meat. They make some pretty good stuff at good prices. If I was replacing anything right now that’s what I would go with. I think I’m gonna buy their vaccum chamber sealer this year and also one of their slicers.



MEAT



Gonna have to check these MEAT guys out. I buy a lot of stuff from Allied Kenco Sales out of Houston. Huge selection, fast shipping, and good prices. I visited their store once and was like a kid in a candy store there. Could spend hours looking around.



Not saying much but I bought their package sealer deal for ground meat and it is good quality and works great. Really wanting to pickup a slicer next.

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Ramsey I have a stuffer. Grinder. Dehydrator. And a bunch of other stuff as we usually do our own. Your more than welcome to use.

I have been buying stuff from meat. They make some pretty good stuff at good prices. If I was replacing anything right now that’s what I would go with. I think I’m gonna buy their vaccum chamber sealer this year and also one of their slicers.



MEAT



Gonna have to check these MEAT guys out. I buy a lot of stuff from Allied Kenco Sales out of Houston. Huge selection, fast shipping, and good prices. I visited their store once and was like a kid in a candy store there. Could spend hours looking around.



Not saying much but I bought their package sealer deal for ground meat and it is good quality and works great. Really wanting to pickup a slicer next.



I've got a couple Food Savers for small jobs and a Commercial grade Weston vacuum sealer, but my next purchase will be a vacuum chamber sealer.....and I also want a slicer. clap


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Ramsey I have a stuffer. Grinder. Dehydrator. And a bunch of other stuff as we usually do our own. Your more than welcome to use.

I have been buying stuff from meat. They make some pretty good stuff at good prices. If I was replacing anything right now that’s what I would go with. I think I’m gonna buy their vaccum chamber sealer this year and also one of their slicers.



MEAT



Gonna have to check these MEAT guys out. I buy a lot of stuff from Allied Kenco Sales out of Houston. Huge selection, fast shipping, and good prices. I visited their store once and was like a kid in a candy store there. Could spend hours looking around.



Not saying much but I bought their package sealer deal for ground meat and it is good quality and works great. Really wanting to pickup a slicer next.



FYI, vacmaster has a sale on one of their chamber sealers right now that would save you some money. I've got one of their units and it's been excellent.

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Originally Posted by Payne

Excellent recommendation on the grinder. I got a #8 LEM about 12 years ago an I do about 6-8 deer a year with it.
We use the LEM 25lb stuffer because our annual sausage making we do about 500-600 pounds. I bet Payne's recommendation would work good for an individual.


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Few years back I did a cow elk that I harvested out in Van Horn. Processed the whole thing in the kitchen over the course of 3 weekends. For what I ground I used a LEM #8. Wrapped everything in press n seal and then wrapped in white butcher paper. Didn't loose a piece of that awesome meat to freezer burn or anything else. I now use a vauucm sealer but it isn't absolutely necessary. Just my .02 cents.

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unless you have a freezer which is NOT frost free, I would say vacuum sealing would be highly preferred.

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Originally Posted by Payne

This is the grinder I have and it has performed great. Like Payne said, get the foot pedal, it is well worth the money. Being able to start and stop as needed helps keep the grinder tube cooler and reduces wear.

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Do not use the grinder or stuffer often enough but they work great for the few times a year I use them, the food saver I use all of the time!

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