Cabelas has many different options. If you are going to process a lot of animals every year, you'll want quality. We've gone through 4 sealers in the last 5 years. We finally bought one of the commercial one's from Cabelas, it seems to be holding up.
Hey Landshark, not everyone has over $100 to spend on a grinder, nor another $50 for a sealer and the bags.
I bought a cheapo grinder from WalMart a few weeks ago, I think it was $35. Smiths carries the wrapping paper and tape, for an average mulie you won't need over 75 sq. ft. of paper and one roll of tape.
The grinder won't grind up a 130 pound guy in a minute, but it eventually gets the job done, then when the lottery comes in, you will have the knowledge to know what super grinder to get, and what sealer to buy. Ya...the guys are right about getting the job done quickly, and freezing it in the sealed bags will keep out the freezer burn better than paper...but. Think about the budget.
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i would stay away from the vacuum sealer not worth the trouble and will not do a good job. wrapping in plastic warp then butcher paper with last longer than the sealer and do a better job. speaking from experience. done both, and do the butcher paper/plastic warp method only now.
If you own a kitchenaid mixer, you can add on accessories such a meat grinder. I have one and have ground up several deer with it. I mix a bit of beef fat to help it cook. Butcher paper works great if you know what your're doing and wrap it correctly. I can't believe how many folks do not cut up thier own animals... :roll: . If you want to spend (waste) that kind of money on something you can do yourself, go ahead. I guess it's like mowing your own lawn or changing your own oil in your car.
You don't need a sealer. Wrapping first with plastic wrap then using zip lock bags with the air pushed out works great and much cheaper. Butcher paper is terrible. It is far from airtight guaranteeing freezer burn.
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