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Posted: 4/28/2012 8:26:48 AM EST
I have my venison stored in a friend's deep freezer. When I move it to my place, I put it in my over-the-fridge freezer until I'm ready to cook it. Normally that isn't long, but I am wondering how long it's safe to keep it in there.
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Posted: 4/28/2012 8:56:41 AM EST
is your ground venison in a vac. sealed bags?? I have eating ground venison and Moose that has been vac sealed from a few years ago before..As long as there is no freezer burn.. I have also cut off the brown dried freezer burn and the middle was still ok..Most of my older ground meat ends up going into Jerky ..hope this helps

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Posted: 4/28/2012 9:19:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By mainecoydog:
is your ground venison in a vac. sealed bags?? I have eating ground venison and Moose that has been vac sealed from a few years ago before..As long as there is no freezer burn.. I have also cut off the brown dried freezer burn and the middle was still ok..Most of my older ground meat ends up going into Jerky ..hope this helps

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I dont know if its vaccuum sealed or not. It seems to have had the air evacuated from the packages but its secured by tightly twisting the opening and securing with a tie. The meat is 4 months old. My only concern is how long it stays safe after moving it from deep freeze to reular freezer
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Posted: 4/28/2012 1:43:40 PM EST
The longest I have kept mine is 1 year. I ground it half and half with pork butt and use it for things like chilie, burgers, meat loaf, taccos, spaghetti sauce, well––just about everything you can use hamburger for. It has always kept fine for me. I seal it in 1 lb. zip lock bags and try to squeeze as much air as I can out of the bags. I usually only take 1 deer a year as thats enough for me and the wife. If it will keep longer I don't know. Hope that helps..
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Posted: 4/28/2012 4:55:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By JamesP81:
Originally Posted By mainecoydog:
is your ground venison in a vac. sealed bags?? I have eating ground venison and Moose that has been vac sealed from a few years ago before..As long as there is no freezer burn.. I have also cut off the brown dried freezer burn and the middle was still ok..Most of my older ground meat ends up going into Jerky ..hope this helps

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I dont know if its vaccuum sealed or not. It seems to have had the air evacuated from the packages but its secured by tightly twisting the opening and securing with a tie. The meat is 4 months old. My only concern is how long it stays safe after moving it from deep freeze to regular freezer

Nope it isn't vacuum sealed. Hard to say.
I'm a vacuum sealer fan. Some of mine is done that way. I still vacuum seal it. Same as above, it will last a year or so. It is also great for bulk buys on low marked down/overstocked meats & such.

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Posted: 5/1/2012 10:51:02 AM EST
Vac sealed... couple years. Non-sealed is a crap-shoot.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 4:44:14 AM EST
If you have beef tallow mixed with it the freezer life is six months in any type of freezer. If you have beef suet mixed then it will keep indefinitely, depending upon how well it is sealed. Freezer "burn" is nothing more than loss of moisture. The thaw cycle of a refrigerator freezer is what causes rapid freezer burn. What you are doing will have zero effect on the meat. Don't keep it any longer than you have to in the fridge freezer, but two months is nothing.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 9:32:39 AM EST
I have found that if wrapped well in freezer paper and in manual defrost freezer it lasts 12 -18 months.
If in an auto defrost model 9-12 months, sometimes less before freezer burn gets to nasty
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Posted: 5/9/2012 4:07:40 PM EST
Not long at my house !!!