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Offline boneaddict

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 06:25:30 AM »
“It’s a myth” is a reason I never take my animal to a meat processor. 

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 06:37:56 AM »
I've never had a real hard time keeping the meat relatively clean and then never had a hard time getting the last little bit of hair off. Why would anyone not take the couple extra minutes to just keep their meat clean?

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 07:22:22 AM »
I do a gutless de-boning of all of my animals were they lie after being shot.  I leave the kill site with two bags of meat only (no bones) and the head (Deer and antelope size animals.  Elk will be a couple of bags more).  When I get home I take the meat out in the back yard on a piece of ply-wood and there is always some hair on the meat.  I take my hose and a pressure nozzle and spray off all of the meat and brush it as I am spraying with a hand brush with stiff bristles.  that cleans the meat up nicely before trimming off all excess fat and processing.  This way you don't have to deal with guts, bones, and a carcass that you have to take somewhere for dumping.
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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 07:32:35 AM »
I don't like to eat pee or poop or gland ooze.

You dont know what youre missin!  :EAT:

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 08:19:32 AM »
I process all my own meat, once in a while run across a hair that made it through somehow but have never had spoiled meat or ? from hair, I take great pride in having meat that looks perfect when I am cutting it up though too.

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2019, 09:11:00 AM »
Hair on your meat and other complacencies during the processing of a game animal is the main reason their are people out there who say "I don't like deer or elk, it's too gamey"

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2019, 09:23:09 AM »
Use a weed burning torch and lightly singe all of the outside of the meat after skinning. This burns away 99% of the hair.

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2019, 09:24:18 AM »
Buy a small torch, thats how i get rid of hair on my meat. My uncle told me that trick.

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
I am by no means perfect and hair on your meat is inevitable but what are you guys doing to your game where there is enough hair that it requires fire, hoses, and brushes to get all the hair off? I just pick the few stragglers off with my fingers :dunno:
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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2019, 10:32:06 AM »
I am by no means perfect and hair on your meat is inevitable but what are you guys doing to your game where there is enough hair that it requires fire, hoses, and brushes to get all the hair off? I just pick the few stragglers off with my fingers :dunno:

I thought you are supposed to burn the hide off  :dunno:


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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2019, 10:35:58 AM »
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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2019, 12:12:25 PM »
A lil hair on you're meat never hurt anyone :chuckle:

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2019, 12:36:18 PM »
I process all my own meat, once in a while run across a hair that made it through somehow but have never had spoiled meat or ? from hair, I take great pride in having meat that looks perfect when I am cutting it up though too.


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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2019, 12:54:17 PM »
A few get through now and then, I keep it as clean as reasonably possible in the field and then catch the rest when processing it.  Honestly, it's less of an issue than dirt and guts most of the time, those are the ones that really make the process more difficult than it needs to be.

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Re: Hair on the meat!!!
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2019, 01:03:48 PM »
Hair on the meat is one source of “gamey” flavors, the other big one I rarely see mentioned is your hands after touching the hide. A change of gloves or keeping one hand off the hide makes a big difference between skinning and quartering. Food handling on the ground in the woods adds challenges but the nature of bacteria is the same in the woods as in the kitchen. When you get past the guts and hide clean your hands or swap gloves and clean or swap knife as well, into clean gamebags and it’s the best meat there is.

 


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