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Old 03-25-2020, 10:37 PM
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I lay them on a lightly oiled baking sheet in the deep freeze for a few hours and then quickly dip them in cold water, which freezes instantly on the surface making a protective ice glaze, then I just throw them into a bag and put back in the freezer.
How thick a layer of ice do you get? I read you have to do that several times to get a good protective coating.
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I use a vacuum sealer. A friend of mine does all of his venison in saran wrap and then butcher paper. I have opened the packages that were 4 years old and looked like they were wrapped yesterday. Tasted great
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How thick a layer of ice do you get? I read you have to do that several times to get a good protective coating.
Not very....1/16th of an inch? Seems to work fine for my needs just to do it once, but its not a ultra long term packing method. Just something to keep it from getting freezer burned over a couple months or so.
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My last order of beef was wrapped in plastic then freezer paper. Holds decent for a year. Any off flavors seem to get magnified at around a year. I had a years worth of ground bull cull that was tough to get rid of at the end.
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Drop by Home Depot and look in their small assortment of metal bar stock for some flat 1/8 stock to rest under the wire rack.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1917/204273967
Bar stock isn't that strong. Use aluminum angle or square stock. You want something that can be played down with a vertical rib still.
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Bar stock isn't that strong. Use aluminum angle or square stock. You want something that can be played down with a vertical rib still.
Of course a shape is stronger than flat.

Problem for the freezer owner is trying to make that fit in the rack slots without carving on the plastic interior.

My advice was based on him being able to empty just the top rack while the unit was still running and help stiffen the rack. Going for a shape would possibly mean emptying the unit, powering it down, letting it thaw, and perform modifications to the side slots that hold the rack. At some point you cross a warranty line doing that.

Thin flat bar might just slip in and be sufficient stiffening.

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