Step 8: Makin' Sausage

The hard part is over.  Let's use this puppy!
  1. Make a batch of your favorite sausage.  I'm partial to hot Italian sausage myself.
  2. Rinse out some sausage casings.  Leave them sitting in a bowl of water.
  3. Set up the stuffer over a pan and open the top.
  4. Fill the stuffer with your sausage.
  5. Attach the top and set up the stuffer on its side.
  6. Clamp it down.
  7. Tie a knot in the end of the casing and thread it onto the nozzle.  A little grease or spray oil helps this process.
  8. Turn the crank with one hand and guide the sausage with the other.
  9. Look at it go!  Just like the fuzzy pumper barbershop!
  10. When the casing is full tie off the end and twist into links.  Remember to twist every other link in the opposite direction (You'll see what I mean when you get there).
  11. Enjoy some awesome homemade sausage.
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<p>Great idea thanks!</p>
<p>can the nozzel go on the side? i would like to build this but i want one that can stand upright on the counter,, you think its possibe?</p>
I think that's a great idea. It would be a much more convenient setup. It may be a bit tricky to drill the hole and you will probably need some sort of gasket to seal the nozzle to the curved wall, but those are easy issues to deal with. I say try it &amp; post a picture of it here so we can all learn from your project.
This really is an excellent idea. I had one of those why didn't I think of that moments when I saw it.
Interesting simple and useful!!! T4S
Oooh, This will be a great additional to my (as yet unused) electric meat grinder. I wanted to start making sausage, but need to find a cheap supplier of meat in the UK. <br>I might tweak this idea as I have access to a large number of empty 2kg CO2 fire extinguishers. The cylinders for these are probably perfect and being rigid I could drill and tap some fittings/bolt holes. <br>Thanks for the inspiration.
If you are going to make a bunch of sausage look for someone who raises pigs and buy directly from the producer. Best way to know your quality and get a fair price. <br>Love the CO2 extinguisher idea!<br>Post pics&amp;or an instructable if you get one built.<br>Let me know if you have an questions along the way.
Nice work! This is awesome. <br /><br />I've basically stopped using casings on my homemade sausage because of frustration with the Kitchenaid stuffer attachment; this seems much better.
Thanks you guys!
I agree with canucksgirl and jessyratfink.
That's very creative. Great job!
This is awesome! Such a great idea.

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