vacuum sealing chickens with an 11" roll

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by TimG, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. TimG

    TimG Songster

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    I saw a FOODSAVER BagVac Kit on Craigslist last night. The largest roll it uses is an 11" roll. Does anyone have experience with bagging chickens with an 11" roll? I know there have been recent threads about vacuum sealing chickens and apologize in advance if this specific question was covered in one of those.
     
  2. scubaforlife

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    If I recall correctly, the answer is yes it will work.
     
  3. Hillsvale

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    I guess it all depends on the size of the chicken... my first batch dressed out at 7lbs... I don't think I am squeezing their chunky butts into the bags! lol

    I would however thing a 5lber would go in just fine!
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I have used those successfully.
     
  5. TimG

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    Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I smoke a lot of 4-5 pound chickens and then vacuum seal. The 11" bag works fine.
     

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