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Old 10-20-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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How long do yíall keep your processed venison if itís vacuum sealed??


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Old 10-20-2019, 12:11 PM   #2
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In the freezer or fridge?

I use plastic wrap but I've had venison well over 3 years old in the freezer that's just fine
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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I keep it till itís eaten. If I canít eat in Finley manner I give it to friends and family.

I have 3 year old items too but try to rotate the freezer as well.


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Old 10-20-2019, 01:20 PM   #4
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Processed and packaged properly I can serve you a fresh backstrap, one from last season and one 3 yrs. I would bet you won't tell the difference
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:25 PM   #5
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I can’t say, it doesn’t last that long around here. Usually eat three a year.
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:01 PM   #6
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In the freezer or fridge?

I use plastic wrap but I've had venison well over 3 years old in the freezer that's just fine


Vacuum sealed and frozen

Seriously?? Three years???


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Old 10-20-2019, 03:11 PM   #7
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I have some left from last year for the first time ever. Got buried under other stuff. It won't last the week though. I'll save it from freezer burn.

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Old 10-20-2019, 03:22 PM   #8
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Found some Axis and Red Deer in the freezer 2 wks ago from 2014. Made Spaghetti the other night and Axis was still good! Still alive 10 days later.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #9
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If you are aging it in the fridge...21 days is optimal.

I Freeze all my doves / aged deboned venison in freezer ziplocks in water with no air...lasts years.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:28 PM   #10
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I feel comfortable 18-24 months.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:38 PM   #11
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Mainly 3 years for me in the deep freezer. Probably would be good even longer but never last past 3.


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Old 10-20-2019, 03:39 PM   #12
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Processed and packaged properly I can serve you a fresh backstrap, one from last season and one 3 yrs. I would bet you won't tell the difference


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Old 10-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #13
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I aspire to harvesting enough meat that I could have the issue of old meat.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:11 PM   #14
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Vacuum sealed and frozen

Seriously?? Three years???


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Yep, some stuff gets forgotten..lol

I found some from 2014 that had a little oxidization on the outside, I cut that off, lost about 1/4" of meat but the stuff inside was still fine

I also use a chest deep freezer, a regular freezer/fridge combo doesnt stay as cold so probably wouldnt last as long
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:25 PM   #15
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I had about 400#’s of elk sausage that lasted 4 to 5 years that was vacuum sealed that was as good at the end as the first package.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:08 PM   #16
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Default Expiration time on vacuum sealed meat?

Stoked to hear these responses, I was worried about 12-18 months


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Old 10-20-2019, 06:16 PM   #17
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Simple.. If it doesn't stink then eat it.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:10 PM   #18
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My old lady is in the process of cleaning out the big freezer. The Dobermans are enjoying 10 year old deer meat mixed in with their food.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:57 AM   #19
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Simple.. If it doesn't stink then eat it.


This right here.

Our family relies almost entirely on venison for our red meat (excepting the occasional ribeye or smoked brisket). As you can imagine, we cut up a lot of animals every year. Occasionally weíll find a package hiding in a bottom corner that is 5 years old or better. It eats the same as last monthís package.

If you can keep the oxygen off of the meat, itís good until you decide to eat it.


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Old 10-21-2019, 03:01 AM   #20
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:03 AM   #21
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I believe that if you keep meat at 0į in a deep freezer, it will last indefinitely. What may suffer will be the quality but not the safety.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:45 PM   #22
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Dad found a beef roast in his freezer that had been in there 8 years. One of the best roasts ive ever eaten.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:02 PM   #23
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Simple.. If it doesn't stink then eat it.
This. Over the weekend found some breakfast sausage I had made 4 years ago so thawed it out, smelled fine so ate it. Tasted great and family had no idea it wasnít last years deer
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:45 PM   #24
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Dad found a beef roast in his freezer that had been in there 8 years. One of the best roasts ive ever eaten.
Cryogenic aging
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:37 PM   #25
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I pressure cooked a badly freezer burned turkey breast that was 4 years old and it was fine. Properly wrapped (freezer paper) or vacuum sealed meat will last years in a non frost free freezer.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:16 PM   #26
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The key is properly packaged meat. If I have a surplus of a great season I might wrap some in steam wrap then vacuum seal them also. I have had 4yr old meat and tasted the same with no freezer burn. If freezer burned then the time decreases substantially. The more you jack with them in the freezer, the more likely you are to poke a hole and get burned.


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Old 10-21-2019, 10:36 PM   #27
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Smell test. Iíve dug some stuff out 4 years old and it ate fine.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:48 PM   #28
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Some of y'all gonna be dead by the morning, either that or have worms
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:41 PM   #29
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Some of y'all gonna be dead by the morning, either that or have worms


Howís that? Some sort of sub arctic worm we
Donít know about?


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Old 10-24-2019, 07:52 AM   #30
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I keep all my freezers at -10 or as low as they go.

If it had worms how would them being frozen longer increase the chance of getting worms?


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Old 10-24-2019, 07:57 AM   #31
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I usually am out by next season but i would eat it as long as it stayed frozen the whole time
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:12 AM   #32
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I only make sausage every 2 years so if you think about it I have sausage in the freezer right now that is 4 years old took a link out just last night and it was fine. everything gets vacuum sealed when I debone and cube it
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:34 AM   #33
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I don't know, my freezer usually dies before it gets that old ):.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:43 AM   #34
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Found some almost 5y old a while back(was Vac sealed)..decides to cook it along with some Fresh stuff (brisket),on pit and feed it to Dog..Well it was surprisingly great so Dog had to share...

This is my take /but if its old and vac sealed frozen and never been thawed (due to power loss or such..) I would definitely give it a TRY...Just be sure its thoroughly cooked...not rare/m/rare....Roast ,soup,stew/chili for example

If its got a little freezer burn cut that off before cookin,
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