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Old January 21, 2002, 07:55 PM   #1
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Freezer died!!!!!

My freezer lost power 5 days ago. All of the game I harvested this year was in it. Everything has thawed, but is still very cold.

After an initial response of extreme anguish and despair, anger, and hopelessness, I checked the USDA website. They say that any red meat thawed in the refrigerator can be refrozen within 3-5 days of thawing, without being cooked. Please cross your fingers...and pray for the best. It makes me sick to think of 4 whitetail deer going to waste.
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Old January 21, 2002, 08:55 PM   #2
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I sincerely wish you good luck.

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Old January 21, 2002, 10:22 PM   #3
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Try Soy Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce in a 2/1 ratio with whatever spice you like thrown in.

Dry in an Oven in the lowest possible setting till done. About 5 or so hours.

I REALLY suggest the use of this.....

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Old January 21, 2002, 11:31 PM   #4
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"Oh, beef jerky time!"- Nanja Ibacor, Exchange Student, Camaroon

Chili and stew too!
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Old January 22, 2002, 04:51 AM   #5
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Good luck!

If it were me I wouldn't have to worry much - the freezer is out in the garage and the temperature outside would keep everything solid for weeks to come! Maybe you could take advantage of nature's cooler depending on where you live...
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Old January 22, 2002, 08:57 AM   #6
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My freezer is out in the garage, but it has been unusually warm lately. I'm thankful that it kept everything cold! I tried some tenderloin last night and it was fine. Whew!
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Old January 22, 2002, 11:06 AM   #7
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Being plum full probably had a lot to do with it not gettin too warm.

When I have partial freezer load....I fill it up the rest of the way with jugs of water/ice. Cuts the lectric bill and a bit of power loss insurance.

Glad you dodged that one.

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Old January 22, 2002, 11:57 AM   #8
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considering what passed for sanitary food handling in the 1500s,
i would think your meat is OK

when in doubt, add more pepper & onions

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Old January 22, 2002, 01:16 PM   #9
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Same thing happened to me last year, and I lost almost an entire elk. Freezer was in the basement and I have no idea how long it was off, I hadn't touched it in about ten days. Opened it up to grab some meat and almost cried. Everything thawed and warm and smelling bad.

Glad you caught it in time.
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Old January 23, 2002, 04:43 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear of your bad luck. Three suggestions.
1) Re-freeze half
2) Donate 25% to a food bank/shelter
3) Throw one hell of a BBQ party with other 25% (BYOB)
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