Meat Freezing Question

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by fireball, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. fireball

    fireball New Member

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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?
     
  2. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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    i use freezer bags wrapped in freezer paper
     

  3. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Waxed butcher's paper wrapped in plastic wrap has worked for me pretty well. Zero freezer burn 6 months later.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I have nothing to add sorry.
     
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  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    But what you're saying is that you HAVE tried it in order to know that.
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    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.
     
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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

    Gatekeeper New Member

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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
     
  10. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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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!
     
  11. MAGNUM44

    MAGNUM44 New Member

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    The food saver machine's

    like the man said the food saver's sell now for about $100.00 just a small home use type are great & I buy my refill bags from wally world & I buy the black & decker bags when on sale in the rolls also as they work good in the food saver machines,better than freezer paper & tape etc I use mine for all game meat & chicken, beef, fish, etc. great investment, you use for ever & enjoy, no more waste & freezer burned meat's etc.or like the commercial on tv says "no more cash in the trash " :D
     
  12. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    You won't catch me going against the food savers.

    But, the OP was a long time ago and the last post was a few months ago.

    Please check the last post date at least.
     
  13. utelme

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    Food saver and saran wrap but I suggest purchasing a large roll of the commercial restaraunt style food wrap cheaper in the long run and much easier to use, Also be very carefull of sharp bones that can puncture the bag an cause vacum loss . The buitcher paper would be my second choice but saran wrap it first double or triple wrap