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Looking for Meat Grinder and sausage stuffer...

What do you guys recommend? Not looking to spend alot of money just something to get into making sausage with...
LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
Location: Jasper, Georgia

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  • I just received a Black Friday flyer from Bass Pro with some on sale.

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  • Lem 5 lb stuffer no bigger and a Northern Tool meat grinder. Start reading about sausage making. You will end up with more stuff that you will need.That's why they call it a hobby
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • Also, check craigslist. There are always good deals on equipment from grocery stores and restuarants closing.
  • I have a cabelas grinder with a stuffer attachment and HIGHLY recommend it. But they a costly. To do it on the cheep look for a warning pro grinder. It will come with sausage stuffing tubes and runs around $100. Bed bath and beyond did sell them and you could use a 20% coupon. Also a quick search of the Internet and you may find a refurbished one for about half the cost. My brother had one of these before we upgraded and it served him well.
  • You need to get a sausage stuffer. The tubes that attach to a grinder just don't get it right. You get to much air going into the cases
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • I own a Chef's Choice grinder, a bit pricy but it's got balls and you can stuff with it too. If you really get into it, you can always buy a real stuffer later.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • I have a LEM #12 grinder, and it's a workhorse.  You probably won't need one that big.  I also have a LEM 5 lb stuffer.  I started with a 10 lb stuffer and it was simply too big. I returned it and got the 5 lb model and it's perfect.
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 510
    Well, for better or worse I just ordered this one off of Amazon yesterday:

    It includes a stuffer attachment. So, I can play with and see if I want to spend the extra cash on a dedicated stuffer later. It should be here tomorrow, so I will give it a whirl on Wednesday and see how it works... :)
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,004
    I started out with the Kitchener #12 from Northern Tools and it has worked out great. I think they run around $100. Worked with it for a whole year and while it can stuff sausage, any grinder you use for that purpose is not going to be ideal, especially if you have a real tacky mixture. Not to mention it will be a two person job. About a year later, I got the LEM 5 lb stuffer and it has turned sausage making into a joy. Now, I can do it by myself which Mrs. G is thrilled about, and it easily takes half the time. If you can't afford a stuffer right now, use the grinder as a stuffer, but get that stuffer as soon as you can. You won't regret it.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,004
    Oh...and look for metal gears on whatever stuffer you are looking at.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • jtippers... What's ur review of the ctx grinder? I'm in the market...
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,284
    edited December 2013
    With several threads active right now wrt sausage-making, I started nosing around on EweTube and found this video:
     
     
    Some folks have said here that the KitchenAid attachments don't work that well, but in this video it seemed to work okay, and I think I'm gonna pick up some casings tomorrow and give this a try; will be good to see if I'm going to do this often, before buying dedicated equipment.  I already have the KitchenAid, and the grinder attachment.  
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 510
    @bostonjosh - I have only used it the one time... But it worked great.
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
  • Northern tool grinder and the LEM 5 pound stuffer is the way to go. I found the stuffer attachment for the kitchen aid to push the meat out too fast. The LEM has a hand crank so it is very easy to control the flow of the meat. Buy a LEM and don't waste your time with the kitchen aid. If anyone wants too buy the kitchen aid attachment I will sell you my old one. Very little use ,,,until I wised up!!!
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
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