I know this is a GT site but didnt want to join 1 more group to ask noob questions, never to return. I thought someone here could help.
I have been buying meat processing equipment to make deer sausage, burger, jerky, ect. I have a limited budget for this and have been buying the cheapest grinder, packers and such.
I decided to try a test run on some 19mm snack sticks with cheap burger (course grind and alot of white chunks).
The problem I had was I couldnt get it through the 3/8 tube using the cheapo hand crank #333 grinder with the kidney plate, so I tried using the 3/16 plate and it plugged up. I went to the 5/16 plate without the packing tube and It plugged up too. I tried the next 2 sizes only to have them plug up also.
Before I tried to regrind the burger, I got out my new 5# packer. It couldnt shove the burger through either. I ended up making hand rolled, casingless cat turds so the meat didnt go to waste.
Is this problem due to the cheap burger, cheap equipment or a little of both?