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    Grinding Beef Twice Question

    Instructions for grinding often direct to grind the meat twice. The question I can't find an answer to is this. When double grinding do you grind through the same die twice or should you use a larger die to start then grind through a smaller size to finish the grind?

    #2
    I've also seen both advised/recommended in tutorials, books, an vidyas...

    Reckon I'd go with which grind size ya prefer...

    Logic dictates this, in my mind: (shaddup, yall )

    1>Startin with th larger die will be less wear an tear on yer grinder

    2>Grindin it a second time ensures a better mix

    3>if ya want it ground finer, change to th smaller die fer yer second grind

    I'm sure many others will chime in, but that's what I do...

    I use a Kitchenaid, an have sourced out multiple alternate dies offa Amazon, might consider them options, if interested...
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 16, 2020, 07:09 PM.

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      #3
      I grind once through die and once through the teeth. Ok, never did that die thing.

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        #4
        Looks like @Mr Bones finally caught up to logic or logic lapped him in 2020.

        IMHO Bonsey nailed it.

        BTW I never grind twice unless specifically making a Paté or a specialty item. Some sausage requires it too.

        Poking fun at Bonsey cuz he can laugh with the best of us and gives just as well.


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        • HouseHomey
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          Mr. Bones No one like you brother!!

        • FireMan
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          A comet? Where? Huh?

        • HouseHomey
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          Mr. Bones Look out! Here comes Fireman.

        #5
        Well I've only done it twice. Both times I used my KitchenAid, used the smaller die and ground twice. I did it twice because it looked more like the ground chuck I was used to buying in the stores and it seemed to mix it all up more better.
        Going forward...
        If I'm going to grind twice I should try the larger die before the smaller one as it probably would save some wear and tear. How much? Who knows.
        And I should try only grinding once. It chops up the fat pretty good so I don't think there would be any rendering issues. And I should try it to see how the texture and possibly the flavor changes. Who knows, I may like it!

        Looking forward to the much more tenured pitmaster's responses.

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          #6
          Once

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            #7
            I actually did this yesterday. Ground up 3 chuck roasts, choice, twice through the larger die on my Kitchenaid. Makes for a more uniform blend, my opinion only.


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              #8
              If I'm grinding game meat, and incorporating an additional fat source (pork belly, or brisket fat, etc) I will grind twice for a better mix.
              I also put the meat and attachments in the freezer between grinds. If my hands don't hurt from the cold, it doesn't feel like I'm doing it right.

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              • HouseHomey
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                Ha. That’s funny

              #9
              I only grind once. I just grind for burgers and like a coarse grind so I get those nice little pockets and nooks around the edges of the patties.

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                #10
                I grind everything twice.. as stated above a coarse grind first is way easier on the grinder . Then grind through a finer plate for the final grind.i

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                • 58limited
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                  That is what I do.

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