What do you freeze in?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tracylhl, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. tracylhl

    tracylhl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have bigger birds that you slaughter, how do you package them to freeze? Gallon bags don't seem big enough nor do vaccuum-packing film. What have you found?
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually do "meal" based bags, just separate by how much we will eat.
     
  3. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anybody tried butcher paper? I have a roll but haven't tried it for chicken. I've been using 2.5 gallon ziplocs, which are expensive.
     
  4. tracylhl

    tracylhl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't seen the 2.5 gallon bags! I'll have to look for them. Butcher paper would probably work for a while but I would think it would get freezer burn faster that way.
     
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Butcher paper is usually better about not burning, if wrapped right, make sure you get real butcher paper and freezer tape. I'm processing some tomorrow and will post how wrapping some whole birds works.
     
  6. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shorts and sandals this time of year! [​IMG] Actually I like using Seal a Meal to get an air free seal. My second preference is a zippered freezer bag. For bigger birds like turkeys, wrap in freezer paper and then seal in a garbage bag. Works great.
     
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  9. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great link!! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     

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