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Why You Need an Old Fashioned Hand Crank Meat Grinder

It seems like almost everytime I go to a garage sale I see an old-fashioned meat grinder for sale.  You know one of those hand crank ones for making your own hamburger.  I have one stuffed away somewhere in our pile of odds and ends.  In the past, I have not really considered them of any great value.  I figured I could get by without any hamburger.

However, I have been studying different ways to preserve meats without refrigeration.   I am amazed at the wide variety of sausages that were used.  They made them out of almost any type of meat, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, venison and other wild game. …

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