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Old 01-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Lessons learned making sausage...

I recently purchased a Cuisinart Waring Meat Grinder because I had already purchased pure hog casings a year ago with the intention of crossing "make sausage" off my bucket list. I chopped up all the pork shoulder into 1-1/2" cubes, removed the skin/rind and bone. The bones are getting made into pork stock, the rind rendered into lard (I may be adding that to the dogs' food over time).

I weighed the meat and started with a recipe for breakfast sausage that came with the grinder. I added the seasoning and put everything in a large ziplock bag. Left that in the fridge overnight. Around 8:30 I put it outside on the porch because the porch is colder than my freezer. Last night I put all the parts to the grinder outside. I started grinding at 1:00 p.m.

I thought I would run the meat through the coarse blade and then the medium and then stuff the casings. Running the meat through the coarse grinder was a breeze--didn't work going through the medium grinder and I literally ended up shoving the sausage in the casings by hand (with the help of the wooden cone from my Krumkake iron). Lesson learned-with this appliance, one grinds and stuffs at the same time. I'm about to do the next batch of sausage--Italian Hot Sausage using the medium blade and stuffing at the same time. Hopefully these will not take me 5 hours. Yes--everything should be cold, cold, cold (I had to put my hands under warm water at one point). It is a great meat grinder, but I'm not impressed re: filling the casings (or the instructions on how to do so). We'll see if my opinion changes with this next batch now that I have an idea of what I'm doing.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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If your grinder does not work well for stuffing you can pickup a sausage funnel for under $10.00 that will do the job quite well.

Now that you have done pork are you going to experiment with shrimp, turkey or c*****n?
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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If your grinder does not work well for stuffing you can pickup a sausage funnel for under $10.00 that will do the job quite well.

Now that you have done pork are you going to experiment with shrimp, turkey or c*****n?
It has a funnel (three, in fact). I am going to grind and stuff this next round.
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mmm, cranberry, thyme, and c*****n sausage...
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mmm, cranberry, thyme, and c*****n sausage...
I was actually thinking turkey, cranberry, and other seasonings. We don't mention the "C" word in front of the ladies.
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turkey's even, umm, i mean t****y's even better.
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Thank you for clarifying that for me. It took me a while, but now I understand what the "C" word is. Blame it on old age. at the wheel!
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