Deer Meat Jerky Question

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by scottyva, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. scottyva

    scottyva Newbie

    Hello All!  First time in here.  

    I have some deer meat from last year that is in the freezer, in vacuum bags.  Is it safe to thaw it out and make jerky with it?  What would be the best way to thaw it?  Any special considerations?

    It looks fine, no freezer burn.

    Thanks!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Should be good to use.

    I would let it thaw in the fridge.

    Nice and slow.
     
  3. scottyva

    scottyva Newbie

    Thank you!  I will put it in the fridge tonight and start Friday on the jerky.
     
  4. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    Best & safest way to thaw anything is in the fridge. Also frozen foods no matter what they are are safe to eat forever if kept frozen. Time given for storage are for taste & quality only.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All good answers above!

    I've had meats, wild & store bought, vacuum packed and frozen for over 3 years, and I couldn't tell a difference from anything frozen for a month.

    Bear
     
  6. As said above. Remember to post a Qview.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How did the jerky turn out ? [​IMG]
     

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