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Offline Jimmy33

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Meat Cooler
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:58:31 PM »
Anyone have any success using an old freezer or fridge to be used as a game cooler? I thought about building one and using a coolbot but I would like to hear some ideas and success from others using something more simple and cheaper. Anyone successful hanging an elk quarters in anything they've built?


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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 05:10:19 PM »
I built a walk in cooler using a coolbot and it is awesome.  Used an old shed 8x12  and can fit multiple  animals in it.  My hunting camps and friends have gotten a ton of use out of it.  I have a post somewhere on here if you search the forum for walk in coolers. 

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 05:15:55 PM »
I second the cool bot. I have a friend who uses a dozen of em for vegetable coolers for his farm

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 08:43:02 PM »
I have used just a plain old fridge as my meat cooler for years. Can only handle 1 elk at a time(quartered and chunked) or 2 deer.
I am not a huge proponent of hanging meat for a long time ( I cant tell the difference in taste, its all tasty :drool:) just use mine to keep it cold till I have time to butcher

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 01:22:08 AM »
If I had the space and money I'd love to get a koola buck.

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 05:53:25 AM »
I have a coolbot I bought new and am not going to use.  PM me if you go that route.

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 06:29:20 AM »
I bought a used double door beverage cooler it works great!

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 08:08:29 AM »
I hunted New Mexico for elk in early October, too far from town to haul the meat for each elk back in the heat (65-75 deg days). The guide used a portable walk in with a coolbot and it kept the meat cool til we needed to transport.

As others note, should work great for you!
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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »
Thanks for the info guys.


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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 09:30:31 AM »
I also use a coolbot, ran an add for cooler panels or walk in cooler wanted, ended up with a 5' x 9' walk in for free, no cooling equipment. I added the AC and coolbot works great.

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 09:38:07 PM »
I love my coolbot. Been running for 2 years during season. The site recommended a 18k btu winder a.c. for my 12x10. I went with 24k btu because it was like $50 more because it was on sale. Have r15 insulation in the walls with 1 1/2" foam over that, sheet rocked, with frp panelling over that. It does not matter how hot it is and the shed is full sun all day. Holds 40 degrees solid. Best investment for early archery season.

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 09:39:36 PM »
Here's one that shows the unit.
Also it will cool it from 85 to 40 in about 5 minutes.

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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
That is a sweet setup!


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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 10:04:21 AM »
Here's one that shows the unit.
Also it will cool it from 85 to 40 in about 5 minutes.
Nice!  Looks like you stole my kitchen and bathroom floors.  LOL! 
I need to build a walk-in.  I have a cooling unit from a double door Snapple cooler that I completely rebuilt, new compressor and all. Even with a cool bot that it would be not enough for a walk-in.  It would be perfect for someone who wanted to build one that just held a couple of deer or elk.  If anyone is interested in the unit I am looking to sell.  I want to build a 12x14 0r 14x14 with u rails, rolling hooks, work table, shelves etc.  Maybe after I get a few other projects done. 
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Re: Meat Cooler
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 01:19:35 PM »
Make it big enough I built a12x12 underground not big enough 

 

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