Question: How long?

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  1. FEEDERCHUCK

    FEEDERCHUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    My son had a question I couldn't answer so I'm asking here. He breasted out a couple of ducks and geese and soaked them in salted water to remove the blood. His question is how long can they stay in the pot of salted water before he puts them in the freezer? Couple of days? A week?

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  2. Boomn4x4

    Boomn4x4 Elite Refuge Member

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    Per food safety guidelines

    Up to 2 hours, food kept above 40 degrees can safely be refrigerated or frozen. Once food has been above 40 degrees for 2 hours, it should be consumed within 2 hours. After 4 hours, it should be thrown away.
     
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  3. olepal

    olepal Elite Refuge Member

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    Soak them in the fridge for 24 hours, usually overnight is good. Let them dry briefley on a papertowel then package and freeze.
     
  4. BLKHEAD

    BLKHEAD Elite Refuge Member

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    If he put enough salt in it, he could technically leave it for a month. Add some salt peter and sugar and you got your self some corned goose.
     
  5. chcltlabz

    chcltlabz Elite Refuge Member

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    Wow, I guess I'm dead then, because I'll soak mine for a week in salt water before I freeze them, and that's after I leave them at least 24 hours before I clean them.
     
  6. dirtyquacker

    dirtyquacker Senior Refuge Member

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    I soak them in water (no salt) and change the water daily for about 3-5 days. Works very well for getting "blood" out and also helps rinse any leftover feathers off.
     
  7. cutdownolt12

    cutdownolt12 Senior Refuge Member

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    I've let em sit in the fridge 5-7 days. Just change water everyday
     
  8. thekillerofmallard

    thekillerofmallard Elite Refuge Member

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    :l:l:l:l my whole family should of been dead yrs ago then. It's hardly ever below 40 here during duck season. So I kill a bird at shoot time I have to eat it before the hunts over.:l:l
     
  9. FowlShot

    FowlShot Elite Refuge Member

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    If they are quality birds, like mallards and other puddlers... You really don't need to soak them at all. I prefer mine dry aged for about 4 days. However, if you just want to soak them, probably 5 days at most. Changing the water a several times wouldn't hurt.

    But even with nasty sea ducks, I'd only do mine for 2 or 3 days.

    If you are just Brining them, anywhere from 4 to 24 hours at most.
     
  10. DrakeStar

    DrakeStar Elite Refuge Member

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    I've done exactly this for the past 30+ years and never got sick or died yet.
     

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