Basic Sausage Making Equipment

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You really don't need a lot of specialized sausage making equipment to turn out great sausage at home.

Some of what you do need you'll already have on hand.

Some things you may have to go out and find...that can be half the fun!

If you want to spend the money to get the newest equipment with all the latest bells and whistles, you sure can...It's out there, and a lot of it is great. It's really up to you.

Remember though, sausage making is an ancient art. The things that worked well a hundred years ago still work just fine today.

There's no rule that says you have to buy new equipment either. It just needs to be in good, clean working order. As a matter of fact,my favorite way to search out great bargains is to keep a close eye on flea markets, rummage sales, and eBay.

I've found that the Internet has made great deals on used (and new) equipment much easier to come by and... the selection is greater than ever before.

Do a little searching around the house, in your community, or online, and you'll easily find everything I talk about here.



Here's what you need to get started.

  1. You'll need a meat grinder ...or some other way to mince, grind, or chop your sausage.
  2. Do you intend to stuff your sausage into casings? You'll need a sausage stuffer.
  3. Some knives are just right for the job. Get the best you can afford.
  4. You'll need containers to do your mixing in. Some are definitely better than others.
  5. You're going to need to measure weight, volume, and temperature.

That really is about it!


As you refine your tastes and skills, there may be some other sausage making equipment you "just can't do without", but much of the best sausage in the world has been made with no more than what I've outlined here.


Click Here to go to Meat Grinders

Click Here to go to Sausage Stuffers

Click here to go to Knives

Click Here to go to Storage Containers

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