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It all depends....
Posted By: Joe Ames In Response To: Sausage stuffing question (TC)
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 6:24 p.m.
In Response To: Sausage stuffing question (TC)
lot depends on how much you plan to make at a time.
There are usually neat little Molinex grinders available on eBay. Altho' they are plastic, they work very well for the sausage hobbiest. I've been using one for a few years with no problems.
Here's what I do... I buy pork butts on sale, then coarse grind them (the fat to lean ratio of a butt is just about right, 30%.).
Then I weigh the ground meat into one pound units and freeze them.
Also, I buy regular ground beef and freeze it in one pound units. (Some recipes require a blend of pork and beef.)
While searchng for the "Holy Grail" of sausages, I usually make batches using one pound of meat, sometimes more.
For the small batches I stuff them by hand using a stuffing funnel. For larger runs I use a caulking gun type extruder.
BTW, I usually poach my sausages prior to smoking, frying, drying, eating or freezing. I have discovered that a crockpot does a super job for this.
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