collapse

Author Topic: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed  (Read 1466 times)

Offline GregU

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 97
how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« on: April 03, 2009, 04:19:28 AM »
I was wondering how long meat will keep if its vacumed packed and placed in the freezer. I had some fish from 2 yrs ago last night and it still tasted great! :)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Philippians 4:13

Offline rasbo

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 18985
  • Location: Grant county
  • In God I trust...Try taking that away from me!
Re: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 05:17:17 AM »
I found a package of deer from o5 last yr was good soo 3yrs :dunno:

Offline billythekidrock

  • Varmint
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 13445
Re: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 05:37:42 AM »
There are a lot of variables, but the most important is how it was handled before packing. Usually a couple years is the rule at my house. Some stuff at 3 years old was freezer burnt or just bland, others were ok. Typically if I want to save long term I will can it.




Offline Big10gauge

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 1308
  • Location: Central Wa
Re: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 06:13:10 AM »
I always seem to find a stray package at the bottom of the freezer. The last one was some elk steaks from 04. Tried them and they seemed as good as the day I vacuumed packed it.
[smg id=6490]

Offline ICEMAN

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 15572
  • Location: Olympia
  • The opinionated one... Y.A.R. Exec. Staff
Re: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 06:26:53 AM »
Probably for a real long time, if the seal holds. One issue I have with vacuum packers, is that if the package gets banged around in the freezer....it is frozen and brittle and can get a small crack and leak. Now you have a freezer burnt item. I mostly plastic wrap (heavily) our meat products, then overwrap the plastic with waxed butcher paper, seem to work well for me. ON items I vacuum pack, I am carefull not to smack them around as I dig for steelhead bait at 3am....
molṑn labé

A Knuckle Draggin Neanderthal Meat Head

Kill your television....do it now.....

Don't make me hurt you.

“I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”  John Wayne

Offline Cascade_Sherpa

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Ferndale, WA
Re: how long will meat keep if its vacume packed
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 02:00:57 PM »
I've got elk sausage vacuum packed from '04 that still tastes great! Granted, there is so much preservatives in sausage that its not the same as comparing it to vacuum packed fish and cut game meat.  I tend to base my judgements first on color, smell (once it thaws), and finally the taste test.......

 

* Recent Topics

help with idaho jumping off point by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 01:15:30 PM]


Savage Axis barrel replacement by Reidus
[Today at 01:13:31 PM]


The Ronde by dscubame
[Today at 01:12:36 PM]


FS: Back Packs by Tiger1358
[Today at 01:12:33 PM]


Re: Chain Reaction Game by pianoman9701
[Today at 01:11:45 PM]


Dave Smith Idaho. by Bronson
[Today at 01:09:06 PM]


Re: Word Association Game by Timberstalker
[Today at 01:01:57 PM]


HB 1103 Would Demand the Transfer of Federal Land to State of WA by Vees
[Today at 01:01:29 PM]


Question for the welders out there... by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 01:01:00 PM]


Big two point blacktails by pope
[Today at 12:59:07 PM]


Heat wave by runamuk
[Today at 12:55:05 PM]


Athens archery new bow release by demontang
[Today at 12:50:53 PM]


Wifey mad at Kuiu by 2MANY
[Today at 12:50:37 PM]


What makes you choose your spring bear hunt? by justyhntr
[Today at 12:49:11 PM]


Snowmageddon 2017? by JimmyHoffa
[Today at 12:47:08 PM]


Elk Tactics 2017 - Episode #1 by jrebel
[Today at 12:46:04 PM]


Score board 2016-17 by Norman89
[Today at 12:43:22 PM]


Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures by HunterofWA
[Today at 12:41:47 PM]


Parking at PDX? by ELKBURGER
[Today at 12:38:53 PM]


F-150 thermostat? by CP
[Today at 12:38:24 PM]