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Processing, what equipment do I need?

Old 10-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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My previous post revealed many process their own game. I am going to move in this direction for several reasons. 1) it is inconvenient to get the meat to the processor and then go back to pick it up as he is not close 2) i hang my meat in the cooler for 2 weeks, then the processor lets it sit in a cooler for another week in ice water and I don't like that 3) i hang my meat to help tenderize/age and am not confident I am always getting my meat vs. it getting mixed up with others 4) cost

Anyway, can you tell me what equipment to buy? I don't want cheap problematic stuff nor the top of the line, but good quality dependable equipment, probably a meat grinder and a cuber. Not sure what else I might need. Specific brands would help. I know this stuff can get expensive but also know junk equipment can be frustrating and slow.

Pls advise. thanks
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:50 PM
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Good knives, a grinder, a cuber, and a saw will get you started
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O and a food saver vacuum sealer is a good investment
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:55 PM
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good knifes, cutting board, several buckets for scrap and grind meats
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:01 PM
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All I ever use is a good sharp knife, a tenderizer hammer, a vacum sealer and sometimes a pressure canner. I always bone out my deer and usually don't grind anything. I cut the backstrap into 3/4 to 1 inch thickness and then hammer them pretty good with the tenderizer. Trim out the roasts and package each seperately. I don't have a cooler but usually never let mine hang more than a day. If it's too hot to hang out, I 'll bone it out and put it in the spare fridge in the garage until the next day.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:02 PM
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All you need is a good set of knives and a large cutting block - preferably one that can hold a back leg quarter.

My wife has a kitchen-aid mixer / food processor, I bought the meat grinder attachement and now grind my own burger. I add 1 lb of bacon for every10 lbs of venison. Good stuff!
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:57 PM
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http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/category/category.jsp?id=cat602009&cmCat=MainCatcat6020 09&navAction=jump&cm_re=LeftNav*FoodPrep*1 01308


This link goes to cabelas food section. anything you would need is here .
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:01 PM
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I have grinders, dehydraters, knives. sharpening equipment. I make my own brats, salami, sausages, Jerkys, burger, steaks, roasts. I use to work at a slaughter house.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:21 PM
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Knifes, Grinder (Kitchen aid w/attachments, your wife can use it for everything else), Vacuum sealer (Walmart), Jerky/slim jim press (Cabelas Jerky blaster), Hamburger press (Cabelas), hamburger wax papers (cabelas), curing trays (Cabelas) for oven or dehydrator, scale, Don't try to save a buck, I did in the beginning and wasted money, buy a good quality grinder. Buy the food saver continuous roll (Walmart) and make your own bags (Cheaper)!
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