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Freezing ducks

Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:27 pm

I was wondering what the preferred way to freeze your birds is? I have a vac sealer and used it last year. It the one I have left looks like it might have a little burn on it (was a whole bird, not just breasts). Do you guys forgo vac sealing whole birds and just do the block of ice deal?

Re: Freezing ducks

Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:22 pm

Unless I'm planning to eat them soon, I put ducks into a ziplock freezer bag and add enough water to cover them completely. So yeah, the block of ice deal. Nearly all my ducks get breasted though.

Re: Freezing ducks

Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:42 am

Breast them and take the legs and freeze them in a ziploc full of water. I have never had a freezer burn issue when freezing them in water, however I seem to always have issues when I have vac sealed them. Maybe if you had a top dollar industrial vac sealer it would seal better, but the cheap-o ones don't do well.

Re: Freezing ducks

Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:57 pm

Yeah I usually like to just breast them and if they're big ducks i'll take the legs. But sometimes my wife wants me to pick them so she can do a roast or something different.

I don't have much problem vac sealing the breasts and legs, I just have a simple one from cabelas but it works well. So long as no liquid gets under where it's going to seal.
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