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Best sausage stuffer
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Contributors to this thread:
lewis 20-Oct-18
grape 20-Oct-18
Yellowjacket 20-Oct-18
midwest 20-Oct-18
lewis 20-Oct-18
EmbryOklahoma 20-Oct-18
lewis 20-Oct-18
Franklin 20-Oct-18
oldgoat 20-Oct-18
comp1cam 20-Oct-18
lewis 20-Oct-18
Dirk Diggler 20-Oct-18
DL 20-Oct-18
Franklin 21-Oct-18
Tooth 21-Oct-18
PushCoArcher 21-Oct-18
wyobullshooter 21-Oct-18
Ambush 21-Oct-18
Franklin 21-Oct-18
CPAhunter 21-Oct-18
Cheetah8799 21-Oct-18
rodb 21-Oct-18
lewis 21-Oct-18
thecanadian 21-Oct-18
Hunting5555 22-Oct-18
midwest 22-Oct-18
Hunting5555 24-Oct-18
WV Mountaineer 24-Oct-18
olebuck 24-Oct-18
TD 24-Oct-18
From: lewis
20-Oct-18
Looking for a good stuffer to do 5-10 lbs maybe 2-3 times a year thanks Lewis

From: grape
20-Oct-18
LEM

From: Yellowjacket
20-Oct-18
2nd LEM, the screw type

From: midwest
20-Oct-18
I have a Weston 7 lb. and I hate it. Everything functions fine but the sausage will leak past the gasket when stuffing. Especially bad when using the 1/2" horn. Very annoying.

From: lewis
20-Oct-18
Thanks all just checking

20-Oct-18
Stormy Daniels?

From: lewis
20-Oct-18
Good one might not be cost effective

From: Franklin
20-Oct-18
If you are only doing that amount get a "stuffing disc" for your grinder and just use it. Stuffers are over priced for what they do.

From: oldgoat
20-Oct-18
Stuffing sausage with the average grinder is a good way to burn up the motor!

From: comp1cam
20-Oct-18
Lem 15 lb best money I have ever spent!!! Stuffing with a grinder does not work heats meat up and is slooooow. Best move i ever made burger salmon pepperoni etc awesome

From: lewis
20-Oct-18
Thanks all

From: Dirk Diggler
20-Oct-18
I've got my grandads cast iron, hand crank, old fashioned stuffer.

From: DL
20-Oct-18
If you use an electric grinder get a foot control. I made some summer sausage with my sheep from last year that was fantastic.

From: Franklin
21-Oct-18
Guys....read the OP....he`s doing 5-10 lbs. maybe 2-3 times a year. You are NOT going to burn up a grinder or overheat properly chilled meat prior to stuffing. Especially if you use a stuffing plate.

From: Tooth
21-Oct-18
I'd sell you my LEM 5 lber. Nothing wrong w it other than just being 5 lbs. I'd like a much bigger one.

And yes invest in a stuffer, your sausage will thank you for it. (It turns out so much better!)

From: PushCoArcher
21-Oct-18
Don't think brand matters a ton just get one bigger than 5lb stuffer. When making 10-15 3lb summer sausages at a time I wish my 10lb stuffer was larger.

21-Oct-18
Franklin+1. I use a small Oster Heavy Duty Food Grinder/Sausage maker. After 30 yrs, it's still pumping out an avg of 20 lbs of great tasting summer sausage each year.

From: Ambush
21-Oct-18
Best sausage stuffer seems to be a toss up between Viagra and Cialus. No personal experience.

But ten pounds of meat!?! C’mon buddy, you must be a fisherman too.

From: Franklin
21-Oct-18
wyobull….that was my 1st grinder/stuffer too. Got it as a wedding gift and never knew it had all those capabilities, I thought it was just for mixing cake batter. lol

From: CPAhunter
21-Oct-18
Size matters when stuffing sausage. Go bigger or go home.

From: Cheetah8799
21-Oct-18
Small batches you can do with a jerky shooter. Helps to have multiple tubes to pre-fill with meat and swap them out as you are filling a casing.

From: rodb
21-Oct-18
cabelas

From: lewis
21-Oct-18
Thanks again all Lewis

From: thecanadian
21-Oct-18
F. Dick makes the best sausage suffers on the planet- Though I'm not quite sure you want to shell out the cash for the little that you do. I would get a the 5lb LEM with the metal gears. It should be plenty big for your needs and can still handle snack sticks if you should ever want to make those.

From: Hunting5555
22-Oct-18
If you have a grinder, use it. Get a foot controller. Been using mine ours stuff for years and never an issue. And we usually stuff up to 100 lbs in a session. But, I do have a #22 from Cabelas. We even bought the big mixer that connects to it. Pretty big chunk of money in all of it, but worth every penny!!!

In fact, everybody around here I know uses their grinder to stuff with.

From: midwest
22-Oct-18
How well does the grinder work for stuffing when using the small 18-20mm natural casings?

From: Hunting5555
24-Oct-18
We don't stuff the small casings, but I know someone who does. He uses his grinder to stuff the small ones and it works just fine. Like everything else, its likely just a matter of finding the trick to it.

24-Oct-18
I use my grinder and a stuffing plate. It works fine for the 10-15 pounds of sausage I make a year. However, I did tell the wife I wanted a meat mixer for Christmas. So, I intend to make more then what I currently do. So, that might change once I start making a lot.

From: olebuck
24-Oct-18
i bought this one from amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Sausage-Vertical-Stainless-STUFR-V003/dp/B00OBXZ9EY/ref=sr_1_6?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1540392662&sr=1-6&keywords=sausage+stuffer

i primary use it to fill burger tubes. i have not stuff sausage links with it yet. it does a really really good job. makes quick work on putting up ground venison for the freezer.

From: TD
24-Oct-18
It's a pleasure to use good tools. I have a Hakka 15lb that I got on an Amazon sale, I think at the time it was right about $100. Just about the right size for me as I only bring it out when grinding larger amounts. All stainless, most everything can go in the dish washer. Make sure metal gears, two speed is a must. Much prefer the stainless stuffing tubes with a metal collar/ring. I've broken plastic ones when I used to use a grinder to stuff with.

I do some sausage from time to time but 90% of my use is stuffing ground meat tubes. If you've used a stuffer you'll never go back to the grinder/stuffer. Love it. Great control and very little effort, much faster. Only comes out 2 or 3 times a year for a few hours but can grind and stuff a huge amount of meat in just a short while.

Next toy, er, I mean tool...... is a good meat mixer........ =D

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