Talk to me about stuffers, please.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by lazysumo, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. lazysumo

    lazysumo Newbie

    So I just finished up about 3 hours of labor to produce a set of decent looking hot dogs. Used the recipe out of the Chartucerie. They smell great and are gonna taste great, however...

    My Kitchenaid mixer was a PAIN to use as a stuffer. Let me tell you why. The meat grinder attachment (which all sausage meat has to be fed through) has this long neck on it. I understand why that thing is there, to keep fingers out of the nasty parts down inside.

    But when we went to stuff the dogs the meat kept sticking to the sides and had to be pushed through manually. It was QUITE a pain in the pork butt. Almost all of that three hours labor time was taken up fighting the KitchenAid.

    So here's my question, other than dropping serious cash on a Dick what other options do I have? Is there a way to use the KA that would make my life easier? I know when I am grinding solid meats I just cut into long strips and drop them down the neck, they'll pull themselves through just fine. But already ground meat is a royal pain.

    Help please!

    "Can't stuff the meat" Blues,
    in Arkansas
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sumo, I use a grizzly 5# vertical stuffer-really like it-and ya kit.aids can be a pain- I make alot of sausage and It hasn't failed me yet. cost was around $70 as i remember.
  3. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    northern tool has a stuffer for a couple hundred bucks it is a 15 pound stuffer people seem to like them it is a verticle stuffer
  4. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    I have looked seriously at the Grizzly 5 #er for a back up to mY 20 # cabelas vert. I would sug the griz, good luck with whatever you decide.
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i got an old enterprise works great except have to track it down every time i wanna use it.last summer i found a cabellas 11# on sale for 150 and then being wife deciding she dont wanna run the casing end anymore got this gizmo with a foot pedal and its the ticket for me.
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wow........that old thing grow legs,......figure it would be abit TOO old to get away far.......limping, using that cane...........BWHAHAHAHAHAAHA
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got a 5 pound lem vertical stuffer, has metal gears were some are plastic. $99 at mills fleet farm. Very nice unit for that price range. Besure and get a geared unit, otherwise your not goin to have any more fun stuffing then you just did.
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    be surprised, matter of fact it aint here now. used to be grandparents so there a few people who like to use it just cant remember where it belongs
  9. lazysumo

    lazysumo Newbie

    Thanks all for the quick and informative replies! Love this board, btw. Much appreciated.

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