Need Help on Freezing

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by blackhawk19, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have to freeze some meat (part of the stolen brisket) for a month or two, I do not have a food saver yet, that's in next months budget. My question is would it help to wrap the meat tightly in cling wrap before wrapping tight in foil to prevent freezer burn. Any better ideas are more then welcome
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that should work- just doublewrap w/2 sheets of foil.
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Hawk... I have froze meat solid, and took it out and ran cold water over it a couple times with a min or two between coats. Puts an ice shell round it. Then wrapped in the plastic. Seems to really work...
     
  4. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Your idea will work. What I do when I make my own ground meat, sausage and even veggies to put in the freezer, I use zip lock bags for freezer use. The freezer bags are thicker than normal "sandwich" bags. Never a problem even when storred over numerious months. Been doing it that way for many yrs.
     
  5. phil s

    phil s Smoke Blower

    Go buy a roll of freezer paper; You can use some cling wrap first to get rid of air, then wrap in the freezer paper. Double wrap it if you wish to keep it even longer. Using just a plain ziplock will trap air in it and you will get freezer burn. I process a couple of deer each year at home, and when I double wrap, I have yet to get any freezer burn for up to 12 months.
     
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was just going to post what I see Phil S just suggested.
     
  7. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Also, with the zip lock bags, seal them except for about 1/2 inch on the end of the bag, then suck out all the air and seal. That helps alot with ice crystals and freezer burn. Terry
     

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