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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2010, 07:31:20 AM »
I have never tried this but I am willing to give it a try.  I shot an elk and a deer this year and 1/3 of it is gone.  Next year the meat eater and his meat eaten buddies will be gone to college so I give this a try.   

I like the idea of putting seasoning in with the meat. 

Great post...
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 04:39:27 PM »
If you ever run out of room at your house, I'll gladly take some off your hands  :)

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 08:32:27 PM »
I love canned deer meat    :drool:  we have a ton made every year (family friend makes it). My dad and I each have a wa tag and 2 ID tags plus our wa elk tags... makes for a lot of meat. 8)
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2010, 08:42:05 PM »
Hey don't forget the game birds...mmm yummy. Just throw on some canned pears a few spices heat and eat..

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2011, 06:06:28 PM »
I am going to give this a try with this years deer as I have no space in the freezer. 
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2011, 01:19:37 PM »
Great post.

Just for the newbies. Be sure you know what you are doing when it comes to canning. bochulism can grow in a oxygen free enviroment. I have a friend who's Mom died by taking one bite of a green been that the jar wasn't sealed, thought she would just try a bite to see if it was bad!

One tip to add also is, after sealing and cooling in a draft free enviroment remove the rings and wash around the lid. Food can get in there during the canning process and spoil. Allowing the end user to get cross contaminated. I don't put the rings back on myself, that is not necessary. And you don't have to worry about getting your ring back if you share  with someone!

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2012, 10:39:30 AM »
I like a little sprig of herbs, olive oil and a small clove of garlic in my pints, a little bit more of each in quarts.  Seasons well and quick to make sauce etc.... really tender meat.  I had to get over the fear of blowing up the pressure cooker (that old wives tale) but like others I think doing it out on my burner outside is more efficient and less hassle than burning up the kitchen stove.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2012, 06:39:36 PM »
If your burner outside is a propane crab/turkey cookers watc you heat....

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2012, 08:16:44 PM »
Yes I should have stated that I keep it on low.  Really low but it is much nicer to have it humming along outside then making the kitchen hot. :sry:

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2012, 11:29:21 AM »
  Just picked up a canner today.  Going to try some elk, and antelope tonight.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2012, 12:27:26 PM »
Good post, A lot of our elk goes in the canner, it saves room in our freezer for other things. We Also raise our own chickens and can the breast meat and freeze the rest for frying our BBQ. canned chicken is yummy. :drool:

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ReUsable Canning Lids!
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 03:50:32 PM »
Tired of buying canning lids?

These are cool.

I bought some of these for last year's harvest/canning marathon and I can't speak highly enough of their quality!

Not sure about you, but as someone who cans a LOT, I'm tired of buying so many lids, only to toss them after one use.

Do yourself a favor and get some. 

(No, I am not compensated for sales in any way whatsoever, nor am I affiliated in any way to the company selling these.  Just want to share this great find with my fellow home canners!)

http://reusablecanninglids.com/

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2012, 07:30:04 PM »
Thanks for the info on that! My mom used the Raw Pack but I couldn't remember (I was little) how she did it. Made good gravy too....

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2012, 09:44:40 PM »
 :drool: can't wait to try it

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
I do up a lot of canned meats myself and also really like one well rounded tablespoon of taco seasoning per quart jar , it makes a really quick meal and my kids love it. I have also canned venison with just salt , pepper, and a teaspoon of vegetable oil and it turns out awesome.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2014, 05:09:41 PM »
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.



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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2014, 07:58:29 PM »
 :yeah: And spray some pam on the inside of the jars before you pack them. It will make the clean up of the jars 1/10 th of the job.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2014, 12:04:41 PM »
I just canned up meat for the first time.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  Plan to do more of it in the future.  I experimented with adding potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. to make a stew.  I added a few stems of rosemary and thyme to the jar.  Sure beats a can of stew from the grocery store!     
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2014, 04:17:10 PM »
Just be sure to follow proven recipes or you could have serious issues down the road.




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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2015, 08:58:06 PM »
After reading about canning meat we set aside some venison and did it over the weekend. Turned out awesome. Had venison fajitas for dinner and it melted in our mouth with every bite! If you haven't tried it we hope you do soon so you don't get left out! :chuckle:
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2015, 09:48:46 PM »
Quick question. What is the difference in the final product between Raw pack vs Browning the meat?
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2015, 09:53:41 PM »
I just canned up meat for the first time.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  Plan to do more of it in the future.  I experimented with adding potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. to make a stew.  I added a few stems of rosemary and thyme to the jar.  Sure beats a can of stew from the grocery store!     

I just make the stew, add the potatoes and carrots last, bring up the temperature, and then put in jars.  The canning process will adequately cook the veggies.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2015, 09:55:36 PM »
Browning will give it the flaver of browned meat; pretty simple.

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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2015, 10:01:56 PM »
texture is a bit different too, raw pack you can almost get the meat pasty.  Browned meat will stay together a little better.

it's been awhile since I've had browned canned meat
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Re: Canning Wild Game
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2015, 09:15:54 AM »
Quick question. What is the difference in the final product between Raw pack vs Browning the meat?



Haven't browned the meat before. Only raw pack and reaaly can't see any reason to brown it? The process cooks it all completely and dissolves the tendens and stuff. No pasty ness to the meat at all. I'd try it both ways and see which you like best!
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