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Old 02-13-2008, 10:31 PM   #21
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I ground some beef using the fine plate and only 1 grind. The fat to lean ratio seems alright but the beef seems too moist and is hard to hold together on the grill. Is my problem not double grinding or something else?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #22
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WOW... I'm ready to buy a grinder and gettin busy makin ground beef!!!! What a informative post!
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:00 AM   #23
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I ground some beef using the fine plate and only 1 grind. The fat to lean ratio seems alright but the beef seems too moist and is hard to hold together on the grill. Is my problem not double grinding or something else?
by grinding the meat though the fine plate the first time around you are basically "smooshing" the meat and squeezing out the juices.

Try the larger plate, if you want to grind just once.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:15 PM   #24
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I agree, I have the same meat grinder, I love it.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:04 PM   #25
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How do you clean the grinder? I would love to be able to grind my own meat but am concerned about keeping a grinder clean. If I were to grind chicken, turkey and pork would I be able to keep it clean enough to safely grind beef for a med-rare hamburger?

I use my food processor now but don't like the texture of the meat.

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Old 02-14-2008, 06:08 PM   #26
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I just ordered one !! Dh is on his low sodium, and loves sausage pattie sammies - can't have too high - but I can make them !!!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #27
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How do you clean the grinder? I would love to be able to grind my own meat but am concerned about keeping a grinder clean. If I were to grind chicken, turkey and pork would I be able to keep it clean enough to safely grind beef for a med-rare hamburger?

I use my food processor now but don't like the texture of the meat.

Michael
It's easily taken a part to clean in HOT SOAPY water, a HOT rinse and a sanitizing solution after that.

I've been grinding my own beef at home for years with a clean grinder, cook my burgers rare and I'm still here to type this
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[quote=Ask-A-Butcher;550070]It's easily taken a part to clean in HOT SOAPY water, a HOT rinse and a sanitizing solution after that.

what do you use for a sanitizing solution?
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It's easily taken a part to clean in HOT SOAPY water, a HOT rinse and a sanitizing solution after that.

what do you use for a sanitizing solution?
1 oz bleach per 1 gallon COLD water
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #30
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lol..I have an old hand crank meat grinder but I haven't used it in years because I don't have a good ledge to attach it to in this house. Now after all these years Alton Brown gave me a good idea so I can use it..he uses an ironing board. hehe
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