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sausage in the freezer

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

how long do the sausage last in the freezer, just maybe wrapped in plastic wrap. then in freezer paper. if i seal it in a plastic bag will it last longer? whats the freezer life on the sausage before the taste changes? reason i ask tyhe sausage i made last year, fried some up this morning, and seemed like the taste was different, and no more calogen cases, it was tough.

dannylang

post #2 of 10
Just wrapped as you said 6months. Vac packed 1-2 years.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks dirtsailor

dannylang

post #4 of 10
Sausage Storage Chart
Type of Sausage Refrigerator - Unopened Refrigerator - After Opening Freezer
Fresh Sausage, uncooked 1 to 2 days unopened or opened 1 to 2 days unopened or opened 1 to 2 months
Fresh Sausage, after cooking by consumer (not applicable) 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months
Hard/Dry Sausage Whole, 6 weeks in pantry; indefinitely in refrigerator. 3 weeks 1 to 2 months
Hot Dogs and other Cooked Sausage 2 weeks 7 days 1 to 2 months
Luncheon Meats 2 weeks 3 to 5 days 1 to 2 months
Summer Sausage (Semi-dry) 3 months 3 weeks 1 to 2 months
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

WOW, i though you could keep them a lot longer than that, no need to make big batches anymore.

dannylang

post #6 of 10
Are those suggestions for best taste or for safety? I've kept sausage 6-8 months... as long as I can keep freezer burn off it, I've kept it, but I would avoid that if it's a safety issue.

I dry my sausage in the fridge overnight. I actually do that with all meat I freeze... I don't have a vacuum sealer but from doing the drying thing I get 6-8 months freezer burn free of everything.
post #7 of 10

Man I have had sausage in the freezer for a couple of years in vac bags & they were fine.

 

No freezer burn, & same taste!

 

Al

post #8 of 10

Quality and Safety.

 

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/fsis-content/internet/main/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/meat-preparation/sausages-and-food-safety/ct_index

 

 

Vacuum sealing is the best way to store food for freshness and food safety. Like Al  said. I've ate sausage out of the freezer 2 years later and it was as fresh as the day I made it but if i don't vacuum seal, after about 2 months freezer burn starts to happen and its cash in the trash for me

Its shocking whats in our refrigerators. Usually if it hasn't changed color and started to odeur,  I'm ready to cook....th_INGardenbbq7.gif 

post #9 of 10
Boukjo, that link says:

"Freeze sausage if you can't use it within times the times recommended for refrigerator storage. Once frozen it doesn't matter if the date expires because foods kept frozen continuously are safe indefinitely."
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by uzikaduzi View Post

Boukjo, that link says:

"Freeze sausage if you can't use it within times the times recommended for refrigerator storage. Once frozen it doesn't matter if the date expires because foods kept frozen continuously are safe indefinitely."

I'll add quality along with safety to appease the concourse. The chart is just a guideline.

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