Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by Capttrae, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    looking to buy a good meat grinder for making hamburger and sausage. Any suggestions?
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Cabela's 1.5hp has worked perfect for me for years.
    But I've recently discovered, the little lady's kitchen aid is even more gooder.
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  3. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    That's is what I use. Works real good.
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  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    1 deer at a time?
  5. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    I just use a cheap little fwd/rvs Warn that I bought in Cabelas Bargain Cave years ago. Does the job but not heavy duty. Depending on your time frame, Cabelas/BPS may throw a few on sale over the next month or two if you got time? Good luck.
  6. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2009
    Destroyed several small ones before buying a 1hp Cabelas about 15 years ago. It's handled anything we've thrown at it with ease!
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  7. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    I’ve done the same, that’s the reason I was asking
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  8. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    Them carnivores will flat out eat some meat! Unless you already got it chunked b4 hand it would take 3 men cutting, trimming etc... to keep that thing fed. Be sure your help stays around long enough to get the heavy sob back on the elevated storage racks lol. Those food grade tubs the right height to slide under the output is a nice accessory too!

    P.S.- anyone else wish it had a foot switch option?
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  9. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2009
    YES!! Definitely pick up a meat lug or two to go with it (also available at Cabelas). And there's a foot switch you can buy that you plug the grinder into and then plug the foot switch into the wall. We've used one for years with our 15+ year old pre-Carnivore Cabela's grinder. Can't imagine using one without it. (The burger making attachment is also a "must have" at our house. Coarse grind venison with about 1/3 ratio of bacon ground in with it. Make a 2nd pass at coarse grind & then start making those humongous patties! YUM!!!!!!)
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  10. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    Butler co
    Milwaukee makes a good one.
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  11. I never thought about about a foot controller, that’s a game changer lol!
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  12. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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  13. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

    Nov 15, 2004
    Harrison Co.
    LEM makes a great grinder

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