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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2015, 06:07:30 PM »
Only reason to brown it is flavor. 

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2015, 06:16:34 PM »
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2015, 07:31:23 PM »
I have 16 pints of elk meat in the canner for my first attempt. Wish me luck :chuckle:.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2015, 06:34:42 AM »
And? Did they all seal?




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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2015, 06:46:25 AM »
And? Did they all seal?
All but one. Did another 10 pints with the rest of the meat that i had pulled from the freezer. Those all sealed. The meat turned out really good. The only problem is it needs more seasoning.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2015, 07:14:58 AM »
I'm a bit of a canning newbe and made a couple of mistakes


1)  use the wide mouth jars!  easier to dump the contents when cooked. The narrow mouth jars you have to break up the meat or dig it out with a spoon.
2)  leave a little more than 1 inch of headspace.  I left a tad less than 1 inch and boiled out a mess all over inside the canner.
3)  don't use reusable lids like tattler, they don't seal good with the grease that bubbles up.  Next time I'll just use the old standard metal lids/rings.



I'm right around 3k elevation so I bump the pressure up to 14-15 lbs for 90 minutes.


KFhunter, if you had left more headspace do you think the Tattler lids would have been ok?

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2015, 07:53:21 AM »
And? Did they all seal?
All but one. Did another 10 pints with the rest of the meat that i had pulled from the freezer. Those all sealed. The meat turned out really good. The only problem is it needs more seasoning.

I seldom season when canning. I prefer to season after, depending on what dish I am making.

Was there a reason you chose pints over quarts?




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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2015, 08:22:56 AM »
I went with pints over quarts mainly for serving size. The person who usually cans our meat does pints and it works out perfect. I like to take a pint to work for lunch and it's the perfect serving size. If I'm making dinner then I just pop open two of them.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2015, 01:42:04 PM »
I went with pints over quarts mainly for serving size. The person who usually cans our meat does pints and it works out perfect. I like to take a pint to work for lunch and it's the perfect serving size. If I'm making dinner then I just pop open two of them.

I hear ya. I used to do the same and still will once in a while, especially if I want to give a few away. But for our family of three we use quarts. Mainly for faster processing as far as filling jars.

Glad it worked well for you.




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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2015, 05:09:29 PM »
This is one of the best threads on the forum,Thank you for posting.I am reading this while canning bear.This will be the first for me with bear,Really hoping that the meat really does get tender like elk and deer. Doing quart jars and only added teaspoon of salt.I know I know why did I wait so long lol.I just did thats all. thanks again for this very informative post.  :tup:
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2015, 02:28:49 PM »
Just got that big ka-hoona canner today. I wanted a reason to get it due to size and quality  :chuckle:
My old one, which is from the 70s, was going belly up. It only held 7 quarts maximum and that takes a long time when you can with small batches.
Beans may be the first to get canned this year. Then it's on to venison  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2015, 02:30:30 PM »
Just had some canned elk meat for lunch. So good!
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2015, 02:53:21 PM »
I canned so much last year it seems we are hardly making a dent in the supply. Really looking forward to canning again soon. Everyones favorite of mine is my elderberry jelly. I have folks from Montana begging for more of it. I need to put up gallons of it this fall. Hope this drought hasn't put the hurt on my berry supply.... :)
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2015, 11:25:09 AM »
Thanks for this thread. I started canning last summer (Tuna) but hadn't done any other meat products. I thought I'd practice before I wasted a deer, elk or bear, so I picked up a couple packages of pork shoulder yesterday.
Anyhow after trimming the fat away, I ended up with 23 pints of cubed pork shoulder. I experimented and labeled all jars, and kept notes for future reference of things I like and don't like.
I used 1/2 tsp salt with all the jars, but my other additives were:
1. Salt only
2. one clove garlic
3. clove garlic, 1/4 tsp liq smoke
4. 1/4 tsp liq smoke
5. 1 tsp taco seasoning
6. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
My house is right around 2200ft. So I processed @ 15 lbs for 75 min.

Haven't tried any yet, was going to let them set for a few days before "testing" the flavors.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2015, 08:14:30 PM »
I want to give this thread a bump since we are in the midst of hunting season. Getting ready to can up this year's buck in the morning. Can't wait.  :drool:
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2015, 08:15:36 AM »
I agree Grundy53.
I put the big canner to the test with tuna and I love that canner! Did 54 pints in 2 batches. That is the first time I've ever had every can seal and no jars break. Did some green beans too and every jar was a success.  :IBCOOL:
I decided to make burger out of my buck this year instead of canning it.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2015, 08:40:35 AM »
I did 30 quarts of elk which turned out fantastic.  I do not add garlic or liquid smoke like above recipe.  I will do 30 quarts a year from now on.   Shepard's pie and stew/soup are the meals to create with the canned elk meat.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2015, 08:22:38 AM »
Did 32 pints of deer meat and 14 quarts of deer stew yesterday.



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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #68 on: November 01, 2015, 06:31:05 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #69 on: November 01, 2015, 06:35:52 PM »
I am looking forward to trying this next year!
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2015, 06:45:28 PM »
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #71 on: November 01, 2015, 07:10:53 PM »
Looks great!  Canned venison makes the best faheta meat.
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2015, 08:49:31 AM »
Did 32 pints of deer meat and 14 quarts of deer stew yesterday.



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Looks good! Do you mind sharing the recipe or process for the stew?

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2015, 08:53:23 AM »
Did 32 pints of deer meat and 14 quarts of deer stew yesterday.



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Looks good! Do you mind sharing the recipe or process for the stew?
Nothing fancy. I just followed this recipe except I replaced beef with deer meat.

http://www.homesteadingmom.com/2014/09/30/pressure-canning-beef-stew-raw-pack/

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2015, 08:54:35 AM »
Thanks I'll have to give that a try this year.

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