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chellelsu
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Good affordable grinder for sausage
Got smoker for christmas and wanted to get into smoking some....any recs for this novice? Tks in advance


AbitaFan08
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
There's a good attachment for the KitchenAid mixer if you have one of those.


chellelsu
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Baton Rouge
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
I do...was just wondering how well they work


unclejhim
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Jackson.La.
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
What's your budget? Cabela's has some good grinders also Weston supply.....they make the Cabela's grinders, or at least they used to.
I had a 1/2 hp. from Cabela's it's all you need. I got a deal on a new 1 hp. and couldn't pass it up...but it's a beast.


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puse01
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
I have the grinder attachment as well as the sausage stuffer for the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. They both work pretty well for a multi purpose tool. I would not try to make 100 pounds of sausage at a time with them, but they are fine for the home cook. However, the sausage stuffer does not work well for boudin since the tube is auger fed. It grinds up the rice. You really want a piston type stuffer for boudin.
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pdubya76
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
I have the LEM #8 Big Bite grinder. I average 2 deer a year and make sausage with almost all of it. I broke a gear but they sent me another within a couple days.


chellelsu
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Baton Rouge
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
would like to keep under $200 if possible. got a masterbuilt 30 electric smoker so not going to be doing real large quantities. appreciate the recs


BRgetthenet
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
Do you grind everything at once at the end of the season?


chellelsu
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
Have never grinded or attempted any of this before. Completely new to me. I don't hunt much, but usually have a deer or two in freezer with occasional pig mixed in. Im sure that I will be doing all the processing at one time though.


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unclejhim
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
Cabela's has a Deluxe grinder for $175.00. Forward and reverse with lifetime warranty. They will also be putting a lot of stuff on sale soon. If it we're me I would buy a .5 hp. Carnivore (about $350.00) it will last forever and if you decide you don't like it you can sell it very easy.
Also Smoking Meat Forums is a great web site for this lot of of good folks will to share information.


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pdubya76
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
Sausage making thread That’s how I do it. I like to be one and done. I debone all the meat and freeze. It’s a 2 day process for me. I do all the grinding/seasoning/stuffing on one day. I keep it in the refrigerator overnight.The second day I smoke it and vacuum seal it. I posted in a thread awhile back that details exactly what I do. I will find it and update.
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Jibbajabba
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Louisiana
Member since May 2011
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
One of these days I will get into sausage making. What are some other seasonings that y’all have tried. I see the ones that y’all use, but we’re there others that were bad? Or different but good?


pdubya76
Mississippi St. Fan
Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
2865 posts

re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
AC Legg makes some good seasonings . The Zesty Italian is really good if you like that kinda thing.
I also do a breakfast patty sausage using Rebel county sausage seasoning. I add a little to it but it’s good like it is.


CarRamrod
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
where do yall get yalls sausage casings? just ask the butcher at your grocery?


haricot rouge
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
quote:

where do yall get yalls sausage casings? just ask the butcher at your grocery?


This, or Amazon


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pdubya76
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Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
I get mine at Cutrers in Amite or Kings packing Co in Mccomb. A hank is about $18. That will do close to 100 lbs of sausage.


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BRgetthenet
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
Which grinder do you have Pdub?

NVM. #8

Is it worth getting the next one up, or does the #8 do the job without catching too much sinew?
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pdubya76
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Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
2865 posts

re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
It’s been fine so far. I trim the meat of excess silverskin before grinding.i also run it through partially frozen. Not frozen but just about. It feeds better and doesn’t turn gummy.


BRgetthenet
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re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
I don’t wanna spend any more money on one that’s gonna get bogged down. I’ve had it!

I also don’t wanna drop $5-600. Think something in the 1HP range is gonna go on sale at Bass Pro or Cabelas? 4 bills is my max. LEM makes a .75HP that’s right around that price.


pdubya76
Mississippi St. Fan
Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
2865 posts

re: Good affordable grinder for sausage
They may go on sale now that hunting season is close to being done. I’d also check northern tool. They have some pretty good products as well. I have a LEM and it’s served me well. Their customer service is good also.


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