Sdickey1960 All things being equal use meat you just ground. If that isn’t possible then buying ground beef with the correct fat content is fine but it is never going to be as good as meat you just ground. Also, for sticks, I highly recommend pork or at least pork fat. It is creamier, lighter in color and has less of a taste than any other fat that is readily available.
weston meat mixer parts
I wonder if anyone has the 44 pound meat mixer from Weston. I recently went to use mine and realized I am missing parts. On the opposite side of the handles on the mixer there is the metal piese that you slide in and the 2 screws that you use the allan wrench to tighten. What ever there is after this piece is missing. Can anyone assist so that I can purchase the correct part/parts. Not sure if there was a knob or a spring or just what is gone.
gerygaub I have a Weston 44 lb meat mixer back in the video room, I took it apart and am attaching pictures of what I think is missing, it is just one bronze piece and then the black knob screws into this. It is called a Pivot Pin and I would imagine you could order a new one from Weston.