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Offline Wea300mag

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Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« on: March 28, 2009, 12:03:54 PM »
I didn't want to fork out $500+ to get a good heavy duty grinder so I decided to build my own. Here are a list of parts I used and costs.

1)      Grinder, Northern Tool, Item #168631, $59.99 (on sale) it’s currently $79.99.
2)      ¾ hp motor, Harbor Freight, Item #36550-6VGA, $74.99
3)      Misc hardware, $30
4)      Stainless steel base plate, free from a friend

The motor turns at 1750rpm and grinder turns at approx 295rpm. I'm going to give it a stress test this afternoon on a batch of venison peperoni. :drool:

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 03:51:12 PM »
Looks like you had a Union Electrician doing the Electrical work. Very Professionally done!

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 04:07:11 PM »
Looks like a fun project. Make sure to take pics of the processing.




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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 08:09:54 PM »
Watch those pulleys........... they are finger grabbers.

Great idea by the way!

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 09:39:05 PM »
I hear you Bigdave, my next addition is a guard for those pulleys. I was real careful using it this evening. This thing is crazy effective though. You always here how people say that their grinder will go as fast as you can feed it, well this one really does. I did 25lbs in a matter of 3-4 minutes. Here is a pic of it in action along with 5 large logs of pepperoni ready for the cooker.
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »
Very nice Dan, Im gonna have to build the same one, Ive got access to all the parts including a motor that will probably work, Ill have to come over and check it out on of these days, nice build!
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 11:05:43 PM »
Thanks James, you can even borrow this one if you want to give it a test drive. It's set up for quick cleaning, the grinder is held down by wing nuts/lock washers. I had it all apart and soaking in the sink in about one minute from when the grinding was complete.

My processing bottleneck is now "meat mixing" so that's my next decision, buy one -vs- fab one. I'm probably going to fork out the money for a hand crank one though.

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 11:31:48 PM »
Looks like you had a Union Electrician doing the Electrical work. Very Professionally done!

I almost forgot to give some props to 50Cal for his electrical work on this project. He stopped by Thurs evening and re-wired the motor(internally) since it arrived with some issues. I only had to reset the circuit breaker three times while we worked through these issues.  :chuckle:
« Last Edit: March 28, 2009, 11:42:26 PM by Wea300mag »
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 06:41:54 AM »
Dan

nice set up and thats some good looking sausage i have the 44 pound meat mixer from cabelas and it works great i see now that LEM sells one that the mixing bowl tilts and i think you can remove it for easy clean up
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 06:50:17 AM »
If you get a hand crank meat mixer, adapt it as you did your grinder. Those mixers will wear your arm off. I have a 50lb mixer and most of the time now I just put on some gloves and do it by hand instead with gloves. The only drawback to that is your hands end up really cold after awhile.
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 06:59:07 AM »
that is sweet..

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 07:07:18 AM »
Looks great. Any pics of the stuffing?

Hope you made enough to bring some on the 4th. :chuckle:




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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 07:41:45 AM »
Thanks for the comments and info on meat mixers.

I have no pics of the stuffing process, it was the easy part though thanks to my press. Here is a pic of it along with the final product after the tap water cooling process. Notice I had to make two small logs out of one longer one so it would fit in my smoker. :chuckle: After it sets up in the fridge for several hours I will give it the taste test and if it's good I'll bring some for the meet on the 4th.
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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 08:20:56 AM »
Wea300mag grinder looks great.

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Re: Home Made HD Electric Meat Grinder
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 08:34:57 AM »
Nice job! Looks like it will be tasty.
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