Meat Storage

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  1. Jrob140

    Jrob140 Weekend Warrior

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    A couple days ago I killed my second deer ever with a bow (felt just as good as the first time LMAO) and now that I've got a full freezers worth of meat I'm beginning to process and store. My uncle wants me to save one of the hind quarters to throw in the smoker and I've just now noticed our vacumme seal doesn't have bags wide enough to fit it in a bag without cutting it up. Now I'm not saying I've done this (I've done this) but here in Western Kentucky I've seen guys wrap meat in clean unused garbage bags and put in the freezer if they planned on using it within a couple weeks. Is that hillbilly or really practical?

    Hint: part of being a hillbilly is being practical
     
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    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just for a few weeks, not a problem. It won't get freezer burnt. Just wrap and tape it as tight as possible.
     
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    Sure, get the lemon scented bags and you won't have to marinate :)

    I use the large freezer bags and you can zip it almost all the way shut and slowly submerge it in a bucket of water and it forces almost all the air out like a vacuum seal.
     
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    I would try butcher paper
     
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    Regular Garbage bags contain chemicals that are NOT safe for food !

    Find a plastic bag that is approved for food storage.
     
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    I buy the heavy freezer paper from grocery store and use it. No problems with it, I also staple the ends instead of tape. no way to blow open from tape not sticking.
     
  7. Jrob140

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    Well I went ahead and did it, it's just one of the back hams in my freezer just until I come back from hunting a property this weekend. If you think it might have chemicals would you throw it out or would it be fine until Sunday?
     
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    I'd eat it. Cigarettes probably have worse chemicals in them and you can smoke millions before they'd kill you lol
     
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    henson59 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would wrap it in saran wrap then us freezer paper that way if for some reason you don't get to it the meat will be good for a while.
     

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