I've been reading about and thinking about guys' ideas on halibut chumming lately. So I went to Value Village (thrift store) to look for a used food processor, picked up a brand new meat grinder for $20 - score!
Brought back some cod spines and bellies for the grinder (and heads to soak) and ground it up last night. It handled the meat and skin beautifully, so-so on the bones, but never clogged up. Turns out to be a great investment methinks. Added some rice, mixed it up, and stuffed zip-locs to freeze.
Plan to hang one from the anchor in a mesh chum bag (minus the ziploc) next weekend. Can't wait! Didn't need chum this weekend, but you can't count on being lucky enough to drop on their heads!
Will post results when I get them. Will be a most-assuredly unscientific report, but you get what you pay for!