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Old 11-25-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default OK to refreeze venison?

How frowned upon is it to freeze venison, then thaw it out later for processing, then freeze it again? I have a deer in the cooler right now that will be ground and packaged but my schedule may only allow for cubing it right now, to be ground later on when I can get some help. Just curious what you all's opinion is.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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No issue what so ever.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:46 AM   #3
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I process roasts/bs before I freeze them. But I put trimmings in 2 gallon bags and freeze them til end of season them I thaw and make burger and sausage all at once and refreeze. I don't have any issues with it. not sure how others feel
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:46 AM   #4
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https://www.themeateater.com/cook/bu...ze-thawed-meat
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:47 AM   #5
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I've done it before with no noticeable effects
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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I've done it plenty without ever noticing anything.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:51 AM   #7
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non issue
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:09 AM   #8
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It'll ruin it, give it to me and I'll take care of it so you don't waste it!
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:15 PM   #9
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I always freeze it, slightly thaw it, grind it, and the refreeze.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:26 PM   #10
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ive done it as well.. I don't notice anything
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:35 PM   #11
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It'll ruin it, give it to me and I'll take care of it so you don't waste it!
Put me next in line, if deal falls through.😂
Several people I know do it, and I've never heard them complain.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:41 PM   #12
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I do it every year with no issues. I don't thaw it completely though for grinding because it grinds better partially frozen.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:29 PM   #13
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I do it every year with no issues. I don't thaw it completely though for grinding because it grinds better partially frozen.
You probably aren't talking about when making sausage, but in my experience, meat that cold is a lot harder to run through the stuffer.

But ya, have done the freeze-refreeze for years..no issue. I would guess home processors have to do that 95% of the time.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:09 PM   #14
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Thankyou very much everybody, looks like I'll be cubing it up Wednesday then grinding it up later on. TBH comes through once again.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:43 PM   #15
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I have three deer worth of boned out bulk meat in the freezer currently. I'll thaw it out once I decide what to do with it all.
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