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Old 06-06-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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I would like to get some advice on putting up meat from a good hunting season. With the liberal bag limits in Florida on deer, I can get plenty of meat. I have tried just wrapping in freezer paper, vac-pac with one of them home done things, even freezing in jugs of water. It never fails that come late summer the meat just is not fresh or freezer burnt. What method do you use?

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Old 11-05-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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i use freezer bags wrapped in freezer paper

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Waxed butcher's paper wrapped in plastic wrap has worked for me pretty well. Zero freezer burn 6 months later.

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I have nothing to add sorry.

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I try not to freeze my meat it hurts to much.
But what you're saying is that you HAVE tried it in order to know that.
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I would like to get some advice on putting up meat from a good hunting season. With the liberal bag limits in Florida on deer, I can get plenty of meat. I have tried just wrapping in freezer paper, vac-pac with one of them home done things, even freezing in jugs of water. It never fails that come late summer the meat just is not fresh or freezer burnt. What method do you use?
You say you've tried one of the vacuum-seal machines? I've never frozen deer meat, but we use ours for beef and pork all the time and it works great.....never any freezer burn. Black and Decker makes a good one.
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I've frozen deer/elk/etc meat for up to a whole year before with triple wrapped freezer paper with no freezer burn.

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Freezer paper works for me up to a year or so,but it usually eaten by then.

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Double wrap.
I wrap tightly with saran wrap, try to squeeze out all the air that causes freezer burn. Then tightly wrap shiny side in with the coated reynolds freezer paper.
Just ate some burger from 2 seasons ago. No burn, tasted great

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Food Saver is one of the best (non-commercial) food vac systems. I've never had any issues with freezer burn with this equipment and their freezer bags.

As mentioned in another post, getting the air out and keeping it and migrating moisture out is key!

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