Processing Equipment

Discussion in 'Game Processing, Recipes & Cooking' started by greatwhitehunter3, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Looking to start getting my own processing equipment. I've used my brother in laws in the past but I hate using other people's equipment.

    What I am looking for is recommendations for:

    Grinder/Stuffer
    Jerky Gun
    Slicer - for waterfowl jerky
    Smoker

    I've got a food saver which I use for fish fillets, bird breasts and venison steaks but plan to use bags/clips for ground venison.
     
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    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    I have a 1hph cabelas meat grinder, probably 6 years now and it s been excellent.
    Jerky gun is lem...works fine.
    Smoker I have a Bradley ....

    It all depends on what your needs are.
     
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    Shocker99 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have a 3/4 hp LEM grinder. I recommend a 1 hp. What I Do like about my 3/4 hp is it connects to my 50 lb mixer! Which was an awesome upgrade. That mixer works awesome. I also have a 20lb cabelas stuffer with the electric motor attachment which is also a HUGE upgrade. Saves a lot of manual labor. I’m going to get a 1hp grinder this year so I can leave the 3/4 hooked up to the mixer.


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  5. Dwb

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    I have a 3/4 hp realtree Weston grinder. It was only $100 and is better than the 1/2 hp LEM I bought before it. I don't grind a lot of deer a year. I grind about 4-6 deer a year and 2-4 turkeys a year. It does a great job and would not change anything about it. It also has a reverse on it , it has stuffer tubes, and 2-3 grinding plates with it. Hope that helps.
     
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    I second having a dedicated sausage stuffer as opposed to trying to stuff casings using the grinder. You can do it with a grinder but it takes 7 hands and you usually have some causalities!
     
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    Whitetailfreak52 Weekend Warrior

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    If you plan on doing a lot of processing I would spend the extra money and get LEM products. I own the 1hp grinder and have a 5lb stuffer. Great products that are built to last.
     
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    Eddie234 Weekend Warrior

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    I have the lower end models from Cabela's. I usually only do one or two deer year. I partially freeze my meat before I grind it. I've had my grinder and slicer for about five years never had a problem with it


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    I have a 1hp LEM grinder. I have used a few different brands borrowed from friends. Get a 1hp, the extra horsepower is worth the money. LEM is better than other brands I have tried.


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