Dr_Pain that picture looked so good, I almost tried eating my phone
HAHAHA!!! I liked my phone to see if I could taste Chef 's paella :)
Has anyone else ever tried an electric handheld double paddle mortar mixer to mix meat. Just got one and tried it out on a small 9 lb. Batch of pepperoni meat Cigars. Worked great and got good protien extraction. I have
one of those 20 lb. Hand mixers. Its better than mixing by hand but is a pain to unload product with this double paddle i use a big stainless stock pot. Wish I’d thought of this years ago but better late than never.
rhjbarney now that looks interesting!! I’m going to have to look into this.
rhjbarney I like that idea!
rhjbarney I am intrigued. I also have a 20lb hand mixer and it is a bit of pain. I may have to give that a go.
erich52 rhjbarney i have a Weston 20 and 44# mixers and pretty much destroyed both to a certain degree and had to rebuilt/ get new parts from Weston- which they have been great about.
The minute I add cure to any sticks the mixer has a fit and wants to implode. So I feel like my choices are limited. I’m looking at the 50# standalone mixer I found one for under $1000 which is still a lot for hobby time but with the volume we do I don’t know this handheld will get the job done. I usually mix 25# batches in the 44# which is all it can take. So that works out from a production standpoint, most mixes are 25# and my hydraulic stuffer can hold about 30# or so.
Just not sure this is the answer… but price might be right!
Parksider it certainly feels like a good solution. Stainless steel pots can come in some pretty good sizes for different meat blocks and I would imagine that this mixer would not even be stressed with 25# of meat given that the mud/mortar mixes are much more dense and are heavier in nature. For the price I am definitely going to try this fall. Keep me posted on your results.
rhjbarney good idea,
rhjbarney I like the idea I have a nephew that has hung drywall for years I am sure he can point me to a reliable model
rhjbarney Dave R craigrice I see where you’re going with this. I guess I’m to the point I’ve spent $100 on the small mixer, $200 on the larger mixer, now another $100-$200 on this…This is where I cut my losses and just get the 50lb meat mixer. I know it’s not cheap but i’m tired of getting so far in just to come to the reality I should have spent the money in the first place… I feel like I’m hovering between the hobby doing 5 or 10 pounds and a pro shop since were doing well over 600# of stuff a year at this point.
Parksider I feel ya! I tend to get serious with my hobbies. When I started making beer it was 5 gallons at a time because I didn’t realize it’s just as easy and time consuming to make 15. Why bottle beer when you can just go straight to a full size keg? I used to use the kitchenaid to make sausage…it was almost a battle to do a few pounds. Enter a dedicated grinder and stuffer. Faster, easier, more meats!!!