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Odd Request - Grinding Bones

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi gang,

I'd like to grind up some chicken bones, marrow and all. I want to use uncooked, cleaned, fresh bones, probably from the thigh but possibly from the wing as well. Any suggestions on techniques or tools that can be used to do this?

Thanks,

Shel
post #2 of 21
No idea how you'd manage that - but curious what you'll be using them for? :)
(Reminds me of a nursery rhyme starting with "Fee Fi Fo Fum...")

Cheers,

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post #3 of 21
Shel- I suspect you're assembling a BARF diet for the pup? :confused:
post #4 of 21
I think Shel wants to make real hot dogs with MSM: mechanically separated meat... YUM!

Mechanically separated meat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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post #5 of 21
Small Wood Chipper should do it......!
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
No, but you're quite close. It's to add to a raw diet for my cat - not BARF, though, and for a food product/treat that I'm making for some of my clients' cats.

Shel
post #7 of 21
You did say "raw", but how about drying them in a low oven, then putting them in the food processor or even a coffee grinder? (Good luck cleaning the coffee grinder...)
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post #8 of 21
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Last night I used a cleaver to cut off the big ends from a couple of thigh bones, and chopped the bones into pieces as small as possible, added that to some thigh meat, and used the Cuisinart to grind/chop everything together to form an appropriately textured mixture. It worked quite well, but I really need something that'll do larger quantities a little faster. Also, I wonder how doing such a thing on a regular basis might affect the Cuisinart or the blade.

Thanks for jumping in,

Kind regards,

Shel
post #9 of 21
Run the bones through a large meat grinder twice, Using a finer plate the second time. And again through a finer blade for desired results.:chef: If you need them like sawdust ask a local butcher for further reccomendations.
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post #10 of 21
Ma Facon is right!
a meat grinder is the way to go (easier on the cuisinart).

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post #11 of 21
shel no offense but I like your other recipes better!!! ;) :D
post #12 of 21
The replacement of the Cuisinart/Robo is more costly than the bones/project is worth. Source the ground bones from a reputable butcher and save the headache and additional posts.
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post #13 of 21

if it is chicken bones only

first chop them up into small pieces.
if you have a decent (strong) mincer, mince the bones first with a blade with a big diameter. than a smaller blade.
than the whole lot into a commercial blender. if that thing can tackle icecubes it should also make paste out of chicken bones.
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post #14 of 21

Grinding bones

Have you checked into food grade bone meal at the health food store? This would save your appliances and spare you from having to handle raw chicken in such quantities, reducing the risk to your health from the food-born diseases so common nowdays. Even organically grown and free range raw chicken can carry a variety of potentially dangerous bacteria. This can be especially bad if you should accidentally become nicked by a bone shard.
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post #15 of 21
Won't the two knife method work? The grinder I linked to in my meat grinding thread ground up whole chicken legs with ease in the video I watched.

Kevin

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post #16 of 21
Fee fie fo fum?:rolleyes:
post #17 of 21
What were we talking about?
 
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post #18 of 21
Buy it now and get an extra cutting blade and six plates!

Kevin

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post #19 of 21

Shel, great idea! Good source of high quality vitamins (meaning easily digested and used by the body in small amounts) in bones, flavor, not too much fat content if the animal was raised on certain food... I came to this site looking for something that will easily grind bone also. Excellent for soup base, use small amounts in meats, pets LLLLOOOOVE IT!!!, and it's cheap. If I find what we're looking for, I'll let you know, you let me know.. deal?

 

 

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post #20 of 21

Welcome to Cheftalk, God's Girl. You might want to go to the Welcome forum, and tell us a little something about yourself.

 

Something to slip in your back pocket: Watch the dates when responding to threads. This one, for instance, is four years old. And Shel can't make a deal with you, cuz he's no longer a member.

 

I'm not saying the info is bad, or that you're wrong to post. What I'm suggesting is that it's often better to start a new thread on a subject than to resurrect an old one.

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post #21 of 21


I have a Tasin TS-108 grinder.  A lot of folks buy this grinder to make pet food and grind chicken bones in the grinder. Not sure about the HP but was thinking it was 1/2 to 1 HP

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