5# cast iron stuffer headache!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by south-of-river, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. I have a 5# cast iron stuffer, I can't get it to work. I tried chilling the meat to almost freezing, too letting it sit for a bit, and it squirts around plunger and don't stuff like it should. Any help would be great.
  2. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don’t have one, but I have read post by others. They say they have to use a zipper bag with a towel in it on top of the meat to assist with sealing issues…. I hope that helps you with your issue…ShoneyBoy
  3. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    What ShoneyBoy said.......and "maybe" add just a bit of water to loosen the meat if it is too stiff.

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep I have an old enterprise stuffer, and it likes to gush stuff out. Another solution is to put a few pieces of bread on top that works too, you'll need the bread later when it gets down low. If you don't you'll end up with quite a bit of the meat still let in the hopper.
  5. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    like Shoney Boy said, place plastic wrap over the meat and then a towel over that making sure the perimeter is covered. That will do the trick.
  6. Ok great I'm trying this Thanks, I've been on line looking for a answer for the past 2 years this tip will help. 
  7. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    Can't give you any tips, I finally gave up and gave it to my sister for her garage sale. Hope you're not trying to get mine to work!
  8. I have two old stuffers and one use to leak, do a search on ebay for enterprise stuffer and you will see a round disc advertised to put under the stuffer plate that will tighter and prevent push out. Also be sure that your mix is wet enough to stuff.



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