|Barked: Sun Feb 17, '13 4:36pm PST |
|I'm not going to rehash the "why grind?" issue except to mention that in addition to edible bone content in the form of ground bone you should make sure to be letting the guys who are at a dental disadvantage chew on RMBs anyway. They might not be able to ingest a sufficient amount of edible bone, but chewing will help keep the gums and teeth they do have in good condition and the isometric exercise with help keep the facial muscles (and others) toned.
A KitchenAid mixer won't be able to grind even soft bones like chicken and rabbit for long. You're likely to wear out the motor eventually and be out a KitchenAid. They're powerful for what they are and totally awesome (don't know what I'd do without mine), but not designed for the job of grinding bone. You'll need to invest in a grinder for the purpose. From what I understand you need at least one-horsepower grinder, which can be had for about $150 on the cheap end. Anything less will ultimately be a waste of money, as it will break or just not work. 1HP and up will do chicken bone fine, but to graduate to bigger bone you're looking at industrial equipment that even a lot of small commercial raw food companies can't afford!
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