Shrink Bags

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Lexiluke, May 1, 2012.

  1. Lexiluke

    Lexiluke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already know that most people get their bags from Cornerstone Farm but I was wondering if the shrink bags on Ebay would serve the same purpose. I converted their thickness and compared it to Cornerstones and they are thinner but I wonder if they would still work and freeze well. The cost for the bags is much more reasonable. I am not trying to shortcut on quality but I was just wondering if anyone else has experimented with these bags and if so, what are your recommendations. My meaties are still only two weeks old so I have a little time to decide what to purchase. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lexiluke

    Lexiluke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help me out with this?
     
  3. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Lexiluke

    Lexiluke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry for any confusion. Here is a link to the bags I was thinking about ordering. http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-9-x14-Sh...163?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bfe0e3bb They are somewhat thinner but I am not sure if they would perform somewhat similar. The cost of these vs. the cost of Cornerstone or the link you provided are so much less. I am assuming this is a hoax or at least something not worth preserving my hard work,but I thought I would ask. This is my first round with meat birds and I am truly at the novice stage. I am an active hunter and have processed many ducks and partridge but have always just breasted them out and vacuum packed them. I am very interested in the shrink packaging and am hoping that the experts in this forum can shed a little light on these.
     
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  5. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://poultryshrinkbags.blogspot.com/ . Is also where I bought mine, the ebay ones not so great. But the ones I bought of poultry shrink bags work like a charm. Bought 200 of them to use for the chickens, cut up turkey, beef and veggies from the garden. I think I spent about 75.00 $ on that many, with free shipping.
     
  6. Lexiluke

    Lexiluke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I decided on Cornerstone Farm. Ordered last Friday and received them on Wednesday. Now for my X's to grow a little more. Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. GaJohnson350

    GaJohnson350 New Egg

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    Has anyone used vacuum seal bags? I by the cheap ones when I can but I have never vacuumed sealed a chicken in them. I am just wondering if it is cheap enough and if they will even fit in the bags.
     
  9. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Foodsaver and have vacuum sealed some parts, but not whole birds. The vacuum bags are meant to come out fairly flat, so a bunch of leg/thigh quarters fit nicely, but a full breast not so much. Probably split breasts would do fine, but I haven't figured out how to do those yet. (I think I need a different knife...)

    -Wendy
     
  10. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get the good ones at www.nadyaspoultry.com

    High quality bags at better prices than the other guys. People may tell you otherwise but they are wrong. See for yourself.
     

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