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Old 05-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #11
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I cheat and carry my deer to a processor simply because its easy, and I'm not set up for it. Processing large game is easy if you're set up for it and I haven't been for sometime. I'm working on that though and I'll be set up by deer season.

As for curing meat, that's something I've really got to work on.
Jerky is pretty easy.
Canning is pretty easy but there is just something about the thought of canned venison and a lot of other meats that just isn't appealing.
Smoking produces great meats but that just seems like a lot of work and requires a lot of things like a smoke house and wood.
Curing with salt works but I wouldn't want to try and live off salt cured meats. I'm guessing it wouldn't be especially healthy?

Curing meat is something that I'm still learning and thinking about. That's also the area that I'm the weakest in when it comes to long term SHTF. Curing is also something that I plan on working on this winter. My current goal is not to buy any meats or vegetables next year and learning more about curing meat will be an important part in me reaching that goal. Of course there is freezing, but that only works so long as there is power
If you have any questions just ask people like me or muliemaster. If we can't tell you I don't figure anyone really can
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I've had home canned venison and it was delicious. I seriously couldn't tell it wasn't beef

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Thanks!

What method do you prefer for curing venison and small game (besides freezing)?


Primer1, did they do anything special to prepare it such as seasoning?
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If it's something I can cure with some cream then it's no problem, otherwise I see a doctor. Oh...wait... not THAT meat?
(Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

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What method do you prefer for curing venison and small game (besides freezing)?

Primer1, did they do anything special to prepare it such as seasoning?
Small game gets soaked in salt water for bout 2 hours and froze. Deer I prefer to hang for at least a night. I prefer to make my own marinades and rubs. There's all sorts of recipes online.
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What method do you prefer for curing venison and small game (besides freezing)?

Primer1, did they do anything special to prepare it such as seasoning?
Sorry, can't tell you, it was 5 years ago or so. I used to work with the guy that canned it but he has since got a better job. It was just like canned beef.
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If you have a food dehydrator you can make jerky from any meat, an oven works too. People used to cold pack meet.

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Cure it? What's wrong with it to start!?
I couldn't help it either...

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