- Joined Oct 25, 2013
I've been to a few Cabela's around the country. I think there's one down the road...about 150 miles away.
I could of used this yesterday getting those ribeyes in. I been double sealing because of crap on bags.Glad you brought this thread back to the top Brian, never saw this before and always get the bags all messed up stuffing them.
Thanks Al, this type of tip should be made a sticky for new people using vac pack and SV.
Try taking a tray with wax paper and lightly spray it with oil. Then set individual slices or a group of slices on it and set in the freezer until it firms up. You can stack layer upon layer of alternating bacon and wax paper. Now the slices are stiff when they go into the bags, and stay neat even when vac sealing. When I gift bacon or Buckboard slices I make a backer card using the disposable cutting boards that is just smaller than the vac bag, then arrange a stagger of slices on it and lightly freeze. Here is the same concept with chicken thighs, but you can get the idea.Very nice. Bacon for me is the worst. I like to have the strips full length and layed nice and even for appearance if i ever sell some, its a pain, this looks like my fix. And no grease/fat on the sealing edge.
Fantastic tip! Thanks
I been looking for regular paper plates since I seen this post. You just cant find them anymore! All foam ones now.
Thanks Al!We used to roll the edge of the bag over to try to keep it clean, but it always seemed to distort the end of the bag. And half the time it still got some juice or meat on it anyway. I don't know how we came up with this method, but it works for everything as long as it will fit on a paper plate. Here's how we do it.
First spray some Pam on the plate so the meat slides off easily.
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Then put whatever your going to seal on the plate.
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Then roll up the sides & slide the plate into the bag.
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Slide it all the way to the bottom.
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Then pull the paper plate out, letting the meat slide off and stay in the bottom of the bag.
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As you can see the edge of the bag is still nice & clean & ready to seal.
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This will work with liquids too, like Au Jus, or stock. Just freeze it in a container first, then while frozen use the paper plate method to transfer it to a vacuum bag.
Hope this is helpful to all of you!
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