building a sausage stuffer ??

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by t-bone tim, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey gang ,anyone here ever build their own sausage stuffer ???

    I am in the process of gathering some materials to use,already have the cylinder ...should be pretty easy to whip something up that will work ...the only tough spot I can see right off is fixing the stuffing tube to the cylinder.

    was just wondering if anyone here has done this ? or may have some pics ,advice etc etc etc...also if anyone has or could post a pic of their stuffer taken apart for cleaning could be helpful also

    thanks in advance everyone,Tim.
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Enterprise <bout 80 years old> has a "trough" in the base that leads to the output...it's not a flat bottom. I'd say put a 1" hole and weld on a threaded nipple to accept the stuffing tube, slipping a matching nut over to hold tight.

    got some fabrication ahead o ya...
     
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hummm, my first thought would be as an engineer don't let the bottom be flat, you would need a "trowel" design into the stuffing tube to let the meat flow right......could be a cause of headaches if you don't have all the right equipment to actually manufacture this...... (after all, grizzley has a nice 5 lb stuffer for 70 or less.......I have one, debi has one.....works great.....) also the plunger design needs to have a air relief on it as well...... [​IMG]
     
  4. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Smoked...shipping that 70 dollar stuffer to me here in Canada ,puts the price up alot....I have a tube that has a rounded bottom that should work as the trough as you mentioned

    it's not really the price of one either ..just thought I might play a bit in the garage and see what I can come up with ? [​IMG]

    any pics of that air relief on the plunger ??
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just don't make it tight... ;{) Not the place for piston rings, if ya know whut I mean...
     
  6. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll have to get the camera out and take a few pic's of the piston there for you.....it's pretty simple in design and should be easy to duplicate.
     
  7. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay cool,and thanks ....I e-mailed grizzly just to see how much the shipping would be ?? and they won't ship any order less than $ 200 and they won't ship it direct to me , they want to ship it to a freight carrier state side ( one that I have to arrange ) and then thru them to me .... not good customer service IMHO...
     
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

  9. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks debi...great pic of the trough, have you one of the pressure relief on the top of the piston ?
     
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    It's basically just a screw with a metal disc attached.
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    OKay I did sausage last night and dug out the 5 lb stuff here's the picture of the pressure plate - a bolt with a disc attached. I've never had to used it I think it kind of works automatically as you put pressure on the plate.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the pic Debi ....is this a release for air pockets in the meat so it won't cause air bubbles in the casings ?? or a safety for the piston seal ?? thanks again , Tim.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Tim -

    I'm really not sure what it's designed for but I never have air in the sausages. I think it take the air out of the meat as you press it and keeps the thing going smoothly.

    I have a sausage thingy for my meat grinder and it farts all the time and gets lots of air in the sausages. This is much better!
     
  14. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it allows for air to release so the piston will keep moving down and not put air pockets into the casing....without it you would end up having to put more pressure as you compressed the meat and deal with a hugh lets say....ummmmm "fart" at the very end......I would have posted pic's but debi beat me to things and heck she has the same stuffer I got!!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    It FARTS?!?...[​IMG]...Not sure I'd wanna snack on those sausages!...[​IMG]...
    Sounds as if it'd work great for the English Bangers!!...lol...

    Seriously though...I was researching stuffers, including the Grizzly, and
    read about the relief on the plunger...Learned it was to relieve any air
    pockets in the meat, and would do so each time pressure was applied to
    the plunger.

    Sounds good to me...I mean, I wouldn't want any of my sausages
    to make any rude noises until after they've been eaten!...[​IMG]...


    Until later...
     
  16. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a couple pics of mine Ive taken.Ill take some more detailed ones and post them for you.
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  17. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Yeppers me and my little bro Smoked have the same meat grinder and the same sausage stuffer!

    Coley - Well it sounds like farts anyway! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yea, I need to get off my lazy butt and get my grinder grinding and my stuffer stuffing......but been busy with the garden and it's harvest and doing alot of canning...lots of pickles, dills in all types, dill relish, bread and butter types, pickled hot peppers....then there is the dehydrating of the japs and poplano's and all plus all the blanching and freezing work as well........a little garden, lots of work.......still waiting on peppers to turn red thou......wierd summer here this year so it's a waiting game....[​IMG]
     
  19. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just couldn't resist pulling yer chain a little bit Mom!!...[​IMG]...

    Ya made me spew my drink with that'un!...Still cleaning the monitor and draining the keyboard!!...


    Woke the whole house up laughing too!...[​IMG]...


    Until later...
     
  20. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the help and pics gang....have a few ideas in mind ,have to wait n see how it goes ...not sure who's gonna fart the loudest, the stuffer or me after a weekend of Q and wobly pops [​IMG] ....but me thinks I knows the answer already [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] .
     

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