Vacuum sealing to marinate

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  1. dwags55

    dwags55 Newbie

    Hello all do any of you use a vacuum sealer for a marinating process to help draw the flavors into the meat Thanks David in Slidell, Louisiana
     
  2. que-ball

    que-ball Smoking Fanatic

    I do it in a canister when I'm making whole muscle jerky.  Works great if you don't want to wait overnight between slicing and dehydrating! 
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes for small pieces, but the big stuff won't fit in the marinating container.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Thank you!!  Did you see the one with the same question 2 days ago...funny.

      Craig
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I put the meat in a ziplock bag first with the marinade put it in seal first in a vacuum bag them seal it. That way the juices don't wreck your sealer.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear.

    That's not much bigger than the one I have and the foodsaver needle won't work in it.

    I don't know why foodsaver won't come out with a large one big enough for a turkey.

    I'm sure they would sell a bunch of them.

    The vacuum marinade seems like it's the way to go.

    It really infuses the marinade in the meat quickly.
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meateater, evening. I've had my foodsaver for 26 years. Had to replace a switch with an aftermarket but it still works.

    There have been times when the vacuum pump will not "suck" correctly. I cleaned it by "sucking" water thru the hole where the bag is attached.

    The pump is a piston pump, in mine, and the valves are a flexible membrane type flapper valves that are prone to debris causing them not to work properly.

    Now when I seal something that has liquid in it I suck about a tablespoon of hot tap water thru the hole in the "vacuum" nozzle and flush it out.

    The pump discharges inside the housing and there are drain holes in the sealer body that allows the liquid to run out. The only precautions one must take doing this are

    do not run too much water too fast into the vacuum orifice, it will hydraulic the pump and it will stop. Second, place the unit on a tray to catch the liquid discharge.

    If you think this will damage the machine, I have been cleaning the pump using that technique for about 22 years.

    A machine that does not "suck" is a machine that "sucks" and needs to be replaced anyway you look at it.
     
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Mine is a cheap seal-a-meal so I figure why take a chance. 
     
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---My favorite!!!

    Almost sounds like something Confucius would have said.

    Bear
     
  13. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, got a few Containers I use, I have even gone as far as adding frozen marinade to chicken in a bag sealing and freezing, then when it thaws in the fridge its in the marinade, I don't bother much anymore since I discovered the wonderful world of dry rubs.

    I will on occasion marinate chicken strips in teriyaki or italian dressing.when doing pot stickers or something.
     

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