My new sausage making toy. My 5lb vertical stuffer

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by rbranstner, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I finally decided to go and  buy my own vertical stuffer. I am part  owner  of a 15lb vertical stuffer but the stuffer always seems to be at one of my buddies house which is 100 miles away so I decided to go out and get my own for when I want to do small batches on my own. We usually get together and do 300-400 lbs of venison sausage every year but we never got around  to it last year. I know the 5lb stuffer is a bit small but I will mostly be using it for small bathes.  If I want to do some larger batches I will track down the 15lb  stuffer. I can't wait to put this baby to use. I have a bunch of venison in the freezer and I have sticks, sausage and summer sausage on the agenda very soon. I picked it up at Northern Tool for $79.99. Online they were the reduced price but when I went to my local store it was priced at $100 something. They said they would match the online price so I was happy.

  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    damn i want one of those!!!
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Cool [​IMG]
  4. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have fun my friend.
  5. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    It's not going to take long to get that dirty!! LOL
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Ross!

    I have the same stuffer.

    You might want to search up the plastic gears..

    I have used mine a lot and no problems..

    But I do know to stop when it hits bottom.

    As a life long mechanic I remember the famous saying..."Dont put 500 foot pounds on a quarter inch fastener"

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ross, that looks just like my Northern Tool 5LB stuffer.  I will always swear these things come out of a factory and different people put their names on them.

    Mine has served me well.  The plastic or nylon gears have not been a problem, even though I thought I was buying metal gears when I bought it.  As Craig said, I don't try to torque the hell out of it when it hits bottom.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member



    Have fun with your stuffer.
  9. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To late. He bit me years ago. He might have sunk his teeth into me a bit deeper now that I will have one at my house 24/7 now. So many recipes so little time and to little freezer room. hehe
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice stuffer Ross

    I plan to get one (someday) 
  11. as others have said, the nylon gears have been trouble free.  treat it with love and you'll get great results!
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow Ross that is going to be fun for you. I can only imagine what you can do with that and your disc wok. That is going to be amazing 
  13. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's the same one I bought about a year ago.

    You can put something about a 1/4 inch thick in the bottom, run the piston down (without meat of course) until it hits. Now count the threads on the screw or mark it permanantly somehow. This will tell you when you are just about done stuffing. I have no problem knowing when mine hits the bottom, but it may all depend on the sausage being stuffed.

    I'm sure you already know you need a good base for that stuffer.. Enjoy
  14. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice!
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    We have too have our toys don't we!
  16. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on the stuffer Ross.......Just a thought but why dont you give your buddy a call and swap the stuffers..... Does he do large amounts of sausage like you....... he should meet you half way.... If I had and shared the stuffer with you and was 100 miles away and you needed it ,you would be stuffing the next day.....

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  17. Nice, I got one of those on my Christmas list.

    Maybe Santa will come early this year.

    Happy Stuffing... lol

  18. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it is a great stuffer Ross i got one 
  19. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The other stuffer is owned by 4 of us and two of them (my brother and buddy) live in the same town and then the fourth guy lives even further away. The town where my brother and buddy live is about half way for myself and the fourth guy to if he or myself need it we don't have to go to far. And also my brother and buddy usually use it the most or we go there to use it so it just makes it easier to leave it there. If I plan out ahead of time it's not a problem to get the stuff but some times I just get a wild hair up my butt and decide to make something last minute and it will be nice to have something here all the time so I can do that. Most of the time my brother and I are making our sausage together so he will bring it with or I will be going there to use it. But the nice thing is I have the big smoke shack at my house so it's much easier to smoke the sausage at my house because we can do 100+lbs at a time on my smoker.

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