I have a question about ground pork volume.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by redwood carlos, May 15, 2013.

  1. Can anyone here tell me the estimated volume of 10 pounds of ground pork? I cannot seem to find the answer on this site nor the World Wide Web. [​IMG]

    Seriously though my Google Fu has failed me. Any help appreciated as always.

    P.S. I am looking to buy a dedicated grind container.
  2. A pound of sausage is about 2 cups, give or take 5 or 10%.
    So, 10 pounds is 20 cups, 1.25 gallons, give or take.
    A gallon and a half container should be enough.

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  3. Great! Thanks! I saw that somewhere on the web but the answer was not clear that it was for ground meats.

    Now to hunt for some buckets. Is there something available on a local level that many people use, or like? I saw the ones that sausagemaker has, and I like them, but shipping all that air is expensive. 
  4. Several folks have asked for the empty frosting buckets from their local grocery store bakery and they usually obtain them for free!
  5. I got my totes at the local restaurant supply, they had several sizes.
    If you're also going to mix in the tote, you'll want one that's larger than a gallon and a half.

  6. I'll give that a shot. [​IMG] Cheers
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  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a nearby Sams club, go to where they have the supply stuff, bar towels, knife sets (white handles) cutting boards. Rubbermaid has food grade containers that hold 5-7 lbs of meat, yellow snap on lids.. 2 for like $14.99
  10. Hi Redwood, several months back my wife was buying ice cream in 2 gallon plastic buckets.

    I have saved them and i use them for all kinds of things in my meat processing and smoking. From grinder catch buckets to brining buckets, and have even used one filled 3/4 full of water with the lid on it to keep my bacon submerged in my larger 5 gallon brining bucket.

    They are food grade, the lids fit nice and tight, I even keep some of my pellets in some of them so I don't have to always heft a 20 pound bag of pellets to fill my amnps.

    Just a few ideas here; Rich-
  11. This is something I sometimes forget. We live in the land of plenty, and can re-purpose so many items that would otherwise be tossed.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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