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Fridge Freezer Q

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. I want to let my birds rest in the fridge for a couple of days before freezing them, I have an extra fridge out in my barn just for this purpose.
    Can I vac seal them up and then let them rest in the fridge or should I let them rest, then vac seal right before I put them in the freezer?
    Sort of confused on that...
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I wondered this also...
     
  3. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either should work. Letting the meat rest doesn't mean you need to leave it open to air. You are allowing a natural chemical reaction to occur, letting the initial rigamortis to relax away and returning the muscle to a relaxed state.

    I personally find that it is easier to pull the pin feathers if I wait until after I have allowed the bird to rest, so I usually wait on vacuum sealing unless we skinned the birds.
     

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