Stuffing Snack Stix

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by chipmanbbq, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. chipmanbbq

    chipmanbbq Fire Starter

    Anyone have issues using their 5lb LEM(or equivalent) hand crank stuffer to stuff stix? I was browsing some seasoning last night and one of the reviews said that a hand crank stuffer won't work for stix. I figured if I had the correct size tube my stuffer should have no problems getting the job done. Just curious. Thanks guys!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Add more water or liquid to your mix. If the meat is too sticky it is hard to push through the smaller tubes.
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have a LEM 5lb hand crank, but thousands of lbs thru it with 0 problems. Who ever said you cant use it obviously does not know what they are doing. I use a 3/8 and 7/16" tube with no problems.
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I stuff down to 15mm casings with mine and like nepas, there's been at least a full bovine pushed through it.

    However, you can't strong arm it, let the mince tell you what pressure you need on the crank, also, mark the upper stem so people know when they've hit bottom. Even with metal gears, you can tear it up by putting too much pressure when bottomed out.
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep,,, I do alot with mine also.  Lem 5lb'er here also!! Good luck  

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  6. chipmanbbq

    chipmanbbq Fire Starter

    Thanks guys!

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