Processing Your own Deer

Discussion in 'Game Processing, Recipes & Cooking' started by IAMIKE, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. IAMIKE

    IAMIKE Weekend Warrior

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    Hey guys, gonna process my own deer from now on. I have a slicer, I bought a cabelas commercial grade grinder in February. Im looking into a sealer now. Im wondering what kind everybody has and how good you feel it works. Do you use a sealer? or do you have a different way to keep stuff from being freezer burnt?

    Thanks guys, appreciate the responses.

    Mike
     
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    I have a foodsaver game saver and it works pretty well. For steaks and back straps it's awesome. I will say however that burger does not seal the best with a vacuum sealer. Ground venison is usually very bloody and you will get some air pockets. That being said I have some ground venison in my freezer that is around 2 years old and doesn't have any freezer burn.

    Also, I buy my bags off amazon in a roll and seal them myself. Way cheaper than buying already made bags. Good luck.

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    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Foodsaver for me. Seal all of my game food including fish with water for fillets. Best bet is buying the roll of bags instead of pre made like mentioned above. As for burger meat, I just try and move around the meat while vacuum sealing to ensure as much air as possible is removed before sealing, sometimes I vacuum it twice. Best way to keep it from freezer burning is eating it regularly :tu: Good Luck!
     
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    I got a food saver and it's been a great investment, I would recommend getting the one with the hand held vacuum along with the marinating dish, cause it marinates much faster


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    I go to cabbalas and buy the game meat bags, work well for me.
     
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    I got a food saver game saver when Cables first came to Pa. So I'm thinking it's about 15 years old and I use it every year has never let me down and would buy another when this one dies. Seal anything from deer, pheasant, pork, chicken, fish anything you like won't be disappointed.
     
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    Keep the end of the bag dry where it seals to prevent leaks. If there is moisture where it seals it steams and does not give you a good seal.
     
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    Food Saver for steaks and bags and clips for ground. My family eats venison exclusively and we get to about August each year before we have to buy beef. And the ground is always perfect no Fburn
     

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