Freeziing meat

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Freeziing meat

Postby aboz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:36 pm

I am wondring what everyone does when they freeze meat? want to try to figure out th best way to do it. I used to just put it in ziplok bags but after a while it got freezer burn. Now I will wrap in sarnwrap to keep air tight.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby The Shovla » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:11 pm

I use the seal a meal vacume sealer bags and it'll keep everything nice for over a year. Not the cheapest way to go, but it does work.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby xtrema2shooter » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Vacuum sealer. I've still got some deer from 3 years ago that's as good as it was the day it went into the freezer.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby BrentP » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:46 am

Untill I am able to afford a vacume sealer, what are some other ways of storing meat? When saving duck tenderloins or legs, I just keep adding them to a freezer bag untill there are enough for a meal. I suck the air out of the ziplock bag and place it into another bag before it goes in the freezer. Seems to work okay for a few months.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby The Shovla » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:11 pm

try freezer paper and tape it up good. That's what I do to my venison roasts and backstraps. But for sure get a vacume sealer when you can.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby bayouboy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:07 pm

BrentP wrote:Untill I am able to afford a vacume sealer, what are some other ways of storing meat? When saving duck tenderloins or legs, I just keep adding them to a freezer bag untill there are enough for a meal. I suck the air out of the ziplock bag and place it into another bag before it goes in the freezer. Seems to work okay for a few months.




I freeze them like you said but in water.

good for over 1 year, easily
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby bubbasblazer » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:01 pm

+1 on bayouboy, drop the meat in ziploc and fill with water covering the meat. Deffinately the way to go when a vac sealer is not an option.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby Kyle Wintersteen » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:14 pm

bubbasblazer wrote:+1 on bayouboy.


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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby okie_duck » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:32 pm

I do the same, but add a 1/2 cup of alegro marinade to the water in a gallon freezer bag. I also do not use the microwave to defrost unless making jerky or sausage.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby joshco84 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:42 pm

i pack mine in water as well when freezing. Will buy a vacuum sealer whenever i actually get the money to do so
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby bayouboy » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:36 pm

joshco84 wrote:i pack mine in water as well when freezing. Will buy a vacuum sealer whenever i actually get the money to do so




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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby joshco84 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:09 pm

yup, has been for two weeks, only been out once so far since just the western zone is open so far. We shot 23 birds last sunday morning though! :wink:
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby holzy82 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:25 pm

I wrap them in saran wrap, making sure all the meat is covered and there is no air bubbles, then wrap them with a layer of freezer paper. I've eaten 3 year old meat wrapped this way that had no freezer burn.
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Re: Freeziing meat

Postby abmcp13 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:16 am

Try Ziploc's vacum sealer system. It's around $10 for the pump and an extra set of big bags. I just started using them this year and they seem to work really well.
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