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Topic # 151334 21-Aug-2014 18:05
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The wife and I are interested in attempting to make out own sausages.
Does anybody currently do so and can recommend a not horrendously expensive stuffer to start with?
We already have grinders etc and would prefer to have a separate stuffer as it doesn't limit as much what we can put in them.
We don't want to spend heaps (ie 100s and 100s) as we are just testing the waters.
Thanks

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  Reply # 1113049 21-Aug-2014 18:33
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I'm keen to find any suggestions too, I always imagined I'd just get the attachments for my grinder (Porkert #10). At the moment I just have a single plate but I have thought about getting some accessories including sausage stuff.

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  Reply # 1113441 22-Aug-2014 13:47
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I've been looking around for a good manual machine.  My grandmother had manual grinder that had an attachment, and that kind of thing would do me. 




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  Reply # 1113444 22-Aug-2014 14:02
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Are you wanting something for domestic use, or commercial use in the future.

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  Reply # 1113455 22-Aug-2014 14:26
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Piping bag?



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  Reply # 1114725 24-Aug-2014 19:14
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Solely for use at home. It's mainly to trial if we like the idea of making our own for BBQs and the like.

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  Reply # 1114754 24-Aug-2014 19:43
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I got one of these from Dunninghams, plus they sell casings etc. Soild and reliable.

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  Reply # 1115078 25-Aug-2014 12:47
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I suspect one could also just use a piping bag, but I have not tried doing this.





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  Reply # 1116144 26-Aug-2014 22:11
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Thanks kiwitrc, will contact them to get a price.
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  Reply # 1116145 26-Aug-2014 22:12
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Where are you, if near Wgtn you can try mine out.



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  Reply # 1116150 26-Aug-2014 22:26
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I live in palmy. Thanks heaps for the offer but I wouldn't trust myself with borrowing someone else's, I'm prone to breaking things at the moment for some unknown reason :-|

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  Reply # 1116190 27-Aug-2014 05:17
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What about a caulking gun? Although I am not sure where you can buy clean empty cartridges to fill with sausage meat. 

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  Reply # 1116218 27-Aug-2014 08:31
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riahon: What about a caulking gun? Although I am not sure where you can buy clean empty cartridges to fill with sausage meat. 


I have a Jerky Gun that I use to make minced meat jerky with. You could easily use it to stuff sausage casings with it as well, though probably not as stable/easy as a bench mounted option.

This is the one I have, though I would probably recommend something like this which has an actual sausage filling attachment. Bonus with this is that you can make jerky with it as well if you have a food dehydrator, or are willing to use your fan oven for an extended period.

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  Reply # 1116249 27-Aug-2014 09:16
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Its really a two person job with the proper stuffer, I think it would be tricky with other implements to be honest.

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  Reply # 1117851 29-Aug-2014 12:06
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riahon: What about a caulking gun? Although I am not sure where you can buy clean empty cartridges to fill with sausage meat. 


I have a Jerky Gun that I use to make minced meat jerky with. You could easily use it to stuff sausage casings with it as well, though probably not as stable/easy as a bench mounted option.

This is the one I have, though I would probably recommend something like this which has an actual sausage filling attachment. Bonus with this is that you can make jerky with it as well if you have a food dehydrator, or are willing to use your fan oven for an extended period.

This is a cool idea. I wonder how well it works. I do have a food dehydrator and I think I'd like to make some jerky too.

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