WhooHooo Grizzly stuffer came today!!! My bday too!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by pandemonium, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Watch out its on now!! cant wait to try it out, i have never held a stuffer but it seems very well built, no wonder they are not cheap a lot of steel. it has a lot of grease on the piston and gasket that sure doesn't smell like food grade? anyway i am gonna wash it up real good but am wondering if your supposed to lube the piston and washer? i thought you only have to grease the threads?
    Lol you know your getting old when your excited about a sausage stuffer haha
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Congrats on your new toy!!!

    My 5# LEM had some funky grease all over it. I had to soak it in DAWN dish soap to get it off.

    Lube up the seal before using with some veggie oil and wipe some oil on the inside. I spray the inside of the tank with some PAM. The grease from your meat will lube it for the rest of your stuffing experience.

    After using it, I take the tank and piston off to clean it all in the sink. I remove the seal and air valve, and clean the groove in the piston. When I'm done, I slip the seal on the piston reassemble the air valve and store it in a baggie.

    A little silicone grease or petroleum jelly(Vaseline) on the threads and gears is a good thing. A little goes a long way.

    You'll know when you get to the end of the tank. The piston on my 5# stuffer actually goes past the exit for the stuffer tube, and I can hear air go past the piston. This is how I know I'm at the end of the stroke.

    Overcranking can cause the gears to fail.....just Go Easy!!!

    Enjoy Your New Toy!

    Todd Johnson
  3. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats on your new toy - no stuffer for me; haven't been at it long enough.

    And Happy Birthday!
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i haven't been at it long either, have done two batches of stuffed but i am sure i am gonna like making it a lot easier and create all kinds of different sausage like Wutang and others.
  5. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your new purchase. Once you start cranking out them sausages, there will be no turning back.

    It seems just like yesterday someone was asking about making their own sausages[​IMG]


    Pandemonium, I think this may be the start of a wonderful addiction for you[​IMG]
  6. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    You will love having a stuffer compared to using your grinder to stuff sausages. Alot better consistency with a stuffer compared to a grinder.


  7. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    lol ya wait for an enterprise ya right like i have patience like that haha good find!!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Happy Birthday to you. Now go hide the women and children too. For once you start stuffing things nothing is save. I know I just got a grinder and then after that I got a stuffer too. Now my dog (Tri-Pod) only has three legs ......The wife was slow that night. And always remember that furniture doesn't grind well with the smaller plate.
  9. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Hahah no kidding i have a cat and have had sick thoughts hehe[​IMG]
  10. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new toy, I'm sure you will enjoy it over the grinder/stuffer.
  11. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Happy Birthday and congratulations!
  12. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Every piece of shop equipment I've ever gotten from Grizzly was coated in cosmolene. Usually have to scrape off the thick stuff and then use a solvent on the remainder. Congrats on the purchase!
  13. I HOPE that Grizzly didn't pack a stuffer in cosmolene! [​IMG] Great preservative, but not too good for sausages![​IMG]
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the stuffer
  15. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would hope not too, but you never know.
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I got mine from them just before Christmas and I agree, they are built tough and a great price for a quality stuffer...[​IMG]

    And NO they are not coated in cosmolene...[​IMG]
  17. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    well being from China,whatever that grease is it cant be good for you. lead juice maybe hehe?

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