Thursday, August 30, 2012

What size meat grinder should I use?

Zack from Charleston, WV asked:

Hi Brad! I’m thinking about getting a Weston Commercial Meat Grinder, but I’m not sure which size to get. I usually take home about 4-5 deer a season. Thanks in advance for your help!!

Thanks Zack!

Here are my recommendations on grinder size per application:
575 watt #8 plate grinder for 1 or 2 deer a year.
1/2 HP #8 plate for 2 - 4 deer a year.
3/4 HP #12 plate for 5 - 6 deer a year.
#22 & #32 commercial grinders are for serious use. If you process a beef or 2, maybe several pigs and deer, then these grinders are for you! 

Hope this helps and good luck this season!

Brad Lockwood