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Sausage press

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:05 am
by skyhightree1
I always wanted one and hoped I could catch one on a good sale... Well I finally did this one isn't top of the line but works for my needs. I paid 20.00 for it and couldn't beat it.

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Re: Sausage press

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:42 am
by slick4591
That's a good buy. I used to know a guy that used a pasty bag.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:27 am
by Jogeephus
You got a bargain. Not to much to these things but yours is stainless and that's a plus.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:02 pm
by callmefence
I paid 80.00 for one last year from gander mountain. And it wasn't as good as that one.
Looks like a 4" pipe elbow with a plunger.
Turned out ok though. A 3 foot cheater pipe and the wife can use it fine.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:27 pm
by True Grit Farms
I use an old fashion lard press it works good and is a 100 plus years old. I've bought and sold a dozen or more through the years. I'm wanting to build a water press for making sausage, something that'll make 50 lbs or more in one fill up.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:43 pm
by wacocowboy
Did you have a gun pointed at the cashier when you bought that? I need to shop with Sky.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:17 pm
by skyhightree1
wacocowboy wrote:Did you have a gun pointed at the cashier when you bought that? I need to shop with Sky.


I bought it at northern tool theres no one around for a good distance that makes sausage :lol: So after it gathers dust for a while they start marking stuff down like crazy...

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:45 pm
by Rafter S
I made countless turns on the handle on an old cast iron one when I was a boy. I remember getting fussed at if I wasn't paying attention and kept turning after it got to the end of the casing.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:00 pm
by wacocowboy
skyhightree1 wrote:
wacocowboy wrote:Did you have a gun pointed at the cashier when you bought that? I need to shop with Sky.


I bought it at northern tool theres no one around for a good distance that makes sausage :lol: So after it gathers dust for a while they start marking stuff down like crazy...


We don't have any of those around here have to go to Dallas, Houston or maybe Austin.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:51 am
by SPH
So with the weather getting nicer now I'm getting the itch to run the smoker some weekend soon and I've always wanted to try making my own sausage logs to smoke. Anyone have a good recipe and instructions on how they do theirs? I don't have a sausage press or a grinder at the moment, may have to look into purchasing them but wondered if there is an easy way just to manually mix some ground pork and beef together with my hands and season it before throwing it on the smoker?

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:55 am
by Jogeephus
SPH wrote:So with the weather getting nicer now I'm getting the itch to run the smoker some weekend soon and I've always wanted to try making my own sausage logs to smoke. Anyone have a good recipe and instructions on how they do theirs? I don't have a sausage press or a grinder at the moment, may have to look into purchasing them but wondered if there is an easy way just to manually mix some ground pork and beef together with my hands and season it before throwing it on the smoker?


Without a stuffer it would be hard. You could make something along the lines of a chub which is easier to stuff because of the large diameter. You can use cloth bags or even panty hose for this. Or just make a fatty but I don't think any of these would be what you are after. You really need a stuffer. If you are unsure if you'd like making sausage a cheap stuffer is the Weston manual stuffer. They run around $60 but if you think you are going to like doing it I'd go ahead and buy a crank stuffer.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:02 am
by M-5
Jogeephus wrote:
SPH wrote:So with the weather getting nicer now I'm getting the itch to run the smoker some weekend soon and I've always wanted to try making my own sausage logs to smoke. Anyone have a good recipe and instructions on how they do theirs? I don't have a sausage press or a grinder at the moment, may have to look into purchasing them but wondered if there is an easy way just to manually mix some ground pork and beef together with my hands and season it before throwing it on the smoker?


Without a stuffer it would be hard. You could make something along the lines of a chub which is easier to stuff because of the large diameter. You can use cloth bags or even panty hose for this. Or just make a fatty but I don't think any of these would be what you are after. You really need a stuffer. If you are unsure if you'd like making sausage a cheap stuffer is the Weston manual stuffer. They run around $60 but if you think you are going to like doing it I'd go ahead and buy a crank stuffer.


do new or used panty hose work the best???

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:34 am
by Jogeephus
M-5 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
SPH wrote:So with the weather getting nicer now I'm getting the itch to run the smoker some weekend soon and I've always wanted to try making my own sausage logs to smoke. Anyone have a good recipe and instructions on how they do theirs? I don't have a sausage press or a grinder at the moment, may have to look into purchasing them but wondered if there is an easy way just to manually mix some ground pork and beef together with my hands and season it before throwing it on the smoker?


Without a stuffer it would be hard. You could make something along the lines of a chub which is easier to stuff because of the large diameter. You can use cloth bags or even panty hose for this. Or just make a fatty but I don't think any of these would be what you are after. You really need a stuffer. If you are unsure if you'd like making sausage a cheap stuffer is the Weston manual stuffer. They run around $60 but if you think you are going to like doing it I'd go ahead and buy a crank stuffer.


do new or used panty hose work the best???


Never done it myself but I would hope they use new ones else there might be a funky taste in the sausage.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:15 pm
by M-5
I knowca guy that makes panty hose chicken and he swears used ones work best , the chicken is good.

Re: Sausage press

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm
by Alan
So how would you word that? "Honey, it's time to stuff my sausage......would you mind taking off your pantyhose?" :mrgreen: