Stuffing using 10mm tube

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Stuffing using 10mm tube

Post by 65valiantwin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 15:36

Hi guys,

I recently tried my first batch of Pepperettes, used LEM 17mm collagen casings.

I had to get a 10mm stuffing tube to fit the casings...problem is, squeezing the meat down through that little tube almost bent my stuffer ! Any suggestions on a different type of stuffer (direct drive) that might be better suited for this. I currently have a 15lb stuffer, similar to Northern Tool version.

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Post by redzed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 18:00

Well, join the club! I did the same thing a while back trying to stuff Kabanosy into 16mm sheep casings. Actually broke off two of the bolts that are used to hang the stuffer hopper. Had to drive around all over town to find replacements. I think the only answer to this would be a heavy duty stuffer like the ones sold by the Sausagemaker. https://www.sausagemaker.com/20-lb-Saus ... 8-1014.htm

All the others will not handle amount of pressure, especially when the hopper is hanging rather than being supported by the base. You could also use a finer grind and add a bit more water to the batter so that it will flow easier. I gave up on my 10mm horn and trying to use pencil thin casings, and now never use anything less than 22mm. :grin:
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Post by 65valiantwin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 19:39

Dangggg!!
Those are expensive! lol.....i like them skinny though. More water it is I guess.

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Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 16:20

I have this 15lb stuffer from Northern Tool and I find it to be very heavy duty and don't see why if you extra grind the meat with extra water, it wouldn't work.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200680788

I have never tried any casing less then 22mm's , mostly because I can't find a 10mm stainless steel tube for that model.
But again, this is a great work horse stuffer had it for over 10 years now, no issues.
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Post by Bob K » Fri Feb 16, 2018 17:00

Reason #1 would be the plastic gears. No matter what they say they are not as strong as steel :roll:

If you measure the flange/base dia. of you current tubes just order one that matches. Unfortunately not all retailers list that info and it would take some phone calls.

This one for example does. https://www.waltonsinc.com/walton-s-10m ... ffing-tube

They also suggest grinding through the 1/8 (3mm) plate and adding water

I came to the same conclusion as Redzed.
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Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 17:17

I'm with on staying at 22mm or larger, don't want to ask for trouble, like putting a cardboard box smoker on my deck.
That 15lb stuffer that I have does have all steel gears and is a super great stuffer and great price too. I don't know why more people don't have this one.
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Post by Bob K » Fri Feb 16, 2018 17:21

Kijek wrote: I don't know why more people don't have this one.
10 years ago they came with metal gears......
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Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 18:12

Funny... I was just thinking that they may have cheapened the product. Lucky Me though.
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Post by 65valiantwin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 20:47

Thanks Kijek, I just checked out the Northern tool stuffer and it states they still come with metal gears, I might have to try it out. I think the cannister being attached directly to the base will help too!
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Post by Kijek » Fri Feb 16, 2018 21:02

Hmm interesting, and I'm glad, because I have always like that 15lber, a real work horse, and for that price' compared to those other stuffer with plastic parts and are far more expensive, this is a great deal.
Don't get me wrong, you can probably find a 15lber made a bit better, but I feel it's not going to be that much better, this stuffer is made solid, and it's heavy.
I measure the base of my stuffing horns for this stuffer and the horn base is 2 inches, pretty common, except for that 10mm, in stainless steel.
Hope this helps.
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Post by 65valiantwin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 22:54

Thanks Kijek, I just measured the base of the 10mm tube I have, is 2 1/16th", you think it would fit that stuffer?
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Post by garth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 23:18

I use a 10mm horn with my VS3 (7#) stuffer (all SS) from Halfords in Edmonton. I add a little more water & haven't had any problems with 17mm & 19mm casings.
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Post by G pop » Thu Mar 15, 2018 15:55

Hey Guys

I have seen on another web site I belong to when cranking the rod went through the
white plastic piston. I don't remember what size it was looked like mine metal gears and
I believe 15 lb. I agree water is the answer and the $3200 for the sausage makers electric
is a little steep. I would have to leave it on the kitchen table too big to put on and off for
me. Does anyone think that a 5 lb. stuffer would be easier because its smaller and should take less pressure ? :roll:

Thanks , Paul
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Post by sambal badjak » Fri Mar 16, 2018 14:51

I have made sausages in sheep casing with a steelstuffer tube and can't recall having had a problem (except for working with those sheep casings, they are finnicky and break easily).
I am using a 5lb lLEM stuffer, so maybe you have a point in saying that there is less pressure?
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Post by polka » Thu Aug 16, 2018 00:28

Just a thought:

would a jerky cannon with a sausage stuffing tube be the ticket for the smaller size? Water in the farce / batter couldn't hurt either.

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