If it is actually metal, a close inspection of the knife, plate, auger and housing should give clues on where it is coming from. Look at the friction points where surfaces make contact for signs of metal loss and wear. Don’t forget to check that back end of the auger where it enters the motor drive. There should be a plastic or brass bushing or washer there.
As mdseaside mentioned, you should be oiling the plate and knife with food grade oil. This is so when you start the grind they have some lubrication till the meat makes it through the auger and can act as a lubricant for the knife and auger.
Does anyone know if you can use the netting that comes on a Turkey can be used to hang a Turkey with when smoking at 200 deg. Or will it melt?
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I have no idea what the melting point of the plastic netting would be, but I sure wouldn’t want to risk ruining your bird or smoker. If you truly think you want to hang it, butchers twine or even just using some wire would be a much safer bet in my book. In my opinion you’d need to truss the bird up to prevent it from falling apart as it cooks.
David Poole not sure if the stuff that comes on the turkey is rated for it but I know Walton’s sells netting designed for this
Thanks. I was just wondering if it would work for a quick fix.