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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
When you say "my cow has been in the freezer for two years",
You talking the whole cow or just a few pounds?? Elk is better than beef, can't believe it's lasted that long.

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 05:00:26 AM »
Depends on the wrap and the freezer. Most commercial cold storages house tens of millions of pound of seafood at any given time, they say it will last indefinitely as the rooms are kept at around -5 or so. That fish sandwich you ate at the drive through could be ten years old or older.

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 07:32:34 AM »
To start off with, freezer burned or not, it wont hurt you physically.  Studies do say that some of the nutritional value can be degraded over time.  Of course the amount of air that gets to it seems to do the most damage and that is why vacuum packing or wrapping in plastic bag and squeezing out the air along with butcher paper seem to help the freshness of it and the overall look and taste.  I like many of you eat meat up to two years old and then if I still have it after that it goes to jerky and sausage of some kind. you should be fine!
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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 08:31:00 AM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:

The problem is more in convincing it to get in the freezer in the first place.

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2017, 10:03:00 AM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:

The problem is more in convincing it to get in the freezer in the first place.
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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2017, 11:37:45 AM »
Until the next one. :rolleyes: ;)
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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2017, 11:43:17 AM »
Frost free - not so long

Deep Freeze, manual defrost - a long long time

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2017, 11:57:21 AM »
Just cooked a 2009 elk roast last night.  Just cut off and trimmed the touch of freezer burn in a few places and seasoned well. 

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2017, 01:02:41 PM »
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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
Freezer burn is already partially jerkied, right?

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
Freezer burn is already partially jerkied, right?

Freezer burn is a function of sublimation.  Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase.  It does not effect the edibility of food, but it generally drastically degrades the palatability unless as part of a controlled freeze drying process.   

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 03:32:40 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:


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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2017, 03:37:56 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:
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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2017, 03:41:56 PM »
Here's another one.  Anyone can freezer burned meat and have it come out tasting OK? :chuckle:

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Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 03:57:47 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:

I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.  I answered because I don't want to see anyone put much time, effort or money into something that does not have a high probability of success. 

 

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