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« on: February 14, 2022, 10:09:10 AM »
The cost of getting deer processed is going up around here and less bucher shops are doing it.  My wife, daughter and I do the small ones ourself.  Would like to do more and would like to get a grinder.    I am considering lem or cabelas .5 horse.  My son would use it also for 2 deer a year.  Would like coments from people that have used them and other brands.
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2022, 10:28:56 AM »
we have a lems #12 had that and a lems stuffer for years they work perfect  we grind pork butts for sausage and the venison they work great

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2022, 10:46:45 AM »
I have a Weston 22 have ground probably 500 lbs a year with it for over a decade, very happy with it. 
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2022, 11:10:25 AM »
I have the Cabela's Deluxe model I think. We have done 8 deer in 3 years and it works fine. 

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2022, 11:21:16 AM »
  I only have a large and a small manual grinder and a Rival electric (which did not work for me on my last deer). I usually only grind 10-12 lbs at a time but did grind a whole deer (about 35 lbs of meat) in December.

  I bought and used the Weston 5 lb manual press type (Not crank) handle stuffer to do my first ever link sausages out of it and I was well pleased with it. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you.
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2022, 01:02:49 PM »
Buy one with a stainless steel hopper.  Some models they sell are pot metal that in my opinion leaches into the meat as you're processing.   Grind once with a coarse plate and a second time with a medium or fine plate.  I buy chuck roasts and grind my own burger. :)

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2022, 08:46:37 PM »
I have a Cabela's #8 Heavy Duty Meat Grinder, Model #54-0708.

My son got it for me for Christmas, I don't know how long ago.  It really works nice and is an easy clean-up when finished!

I would not even guess how many deer have been ground up with it!

I'd still like to find a GOOD sage sausage recipe.  I like the sausage you'd typically get for breakfast in a restaurant.
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2022, 09:00:43 PM »
Here's a basic sage sausage recipe you may want to try.
https://www.meatsandsausages.com/sausage-recipes/fresh/american/pork

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2022, 10:45:54 PM »
I bought a LEM this fall, I think it is #8 size? 1/2hp I think. I'm very happy with it, it grinds the meat faster than I can feed it in. I did a deer and a bison (hehe) with it. One big bonus is it is really quiet👍🏻👍🏻
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2022, 12:21:22 AM »
Thats a quality unit! Once you have your own grinder you love it and you control the quality of product you put out

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2022, 11:06:21 PM »
bought the lem #8 big bite tonight at fleet farm.  They had it for $379   Store 30 miles east where my wife goes often had it for $349 and Fleet matched the price.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2022, 12:54:30 AM »
I just fired mine up tonight and ground up a couple large pork roasts that I bought on sale for sausage. It works great, you'll love it trapper👍🏻
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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2022, 05:18:05 PM »
I have the commercial Cabelas Carnivore grinder 1 HP. It's a beast and I love it. I've had it for a few years and it has processed 3 large hogs and a ton of deer. Never had an issue. 

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Re: meat grinder
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2022, 06:06:39 PM »
I ground venison for years with a big manual but finally decided it was more work than I needed.  A couple years ago I bought an inexpensive generic electric one, seems like it was well under $40. Seems like it was advertised as 400watts but who knows.

 So far it has worked perfectly but only grinds about 2 deer a year. It's far quicker than my biggest hand grinder.  So far, so good.


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