Brining Grouse for 24 hrs in salt water before freezing?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by canadianbacon, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. canadianbacon

    canadianbacon Fire Starter

    Im looking to freeze all my grouse and save em for one big batch. I want to blead them in salt water for 24 hrs then freeze. I figure this will draw water into them avoiding getting dry and draw out some spruce grouse taste.

    I plan to also soak them in milk during defrosting as well over night before cooking.

    Any thoughts?
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Poultry is frequently brined before freezing. VacPac them for the best quality...JJ
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CB, Not sure about spruce grouse as they are protected here. For ruffed grouse I just clean and wrap in saran wrap and vacuum seal, they are just as tasty 6-7 months down the road as they day they were shot.

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