Refreezing meat

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  1. J.Bennett

    J.Bennett Elite Refuge Member

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    Like others have said, if the meat has been properly handled (with regards to temperature and sanitation), it will not "spoil" due to being refrozen...

    As others have also pointed out though, it can impact the quality of the meat with regards to texture, moisture, and flavor. How much depends on the type of meat. Fish is probably the worst as far as how much the quality can degrade (in my experience, if you thaw and refreeze fish, you may as well just give it to the cat).
     
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  2. Northhunter

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    We don't have a choice up here. Fish kept while ice fishing often freeze in minutes. We take them home and have to thaw them to clean. Fillet, package and refreeze. Can't tell the difference between walleye cought in July or February. We almost always fry it tho...
     
  3. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep. That’s why I usually don’t even freeze fish anymore. I don’t like the texture after it’s been frozen and thawed once. Nowadays I only keep enough that me and/or my clan will eat in one sitting. The only exception is deep sea fishing- which I don’t have the opportunity to do much anymore and spend quite a bit to do a little bit of it. So I will freeze deep sea fishes- but only vacuum sealed (no water!) and I make sure to eat it within a few months. It’s not bad but I can still definitely tell the difference between frozen fish and fresh fish.
     
  4. gadwall52

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    You do have a choice drill another hole and drop a stringer down it.
     
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  5. TheDuckSlayer

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    Put em in a Yeti?
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Correct. Put them in the yeti with your beer. We do it with crappie here for the same, but slightly different, reason.
     
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  7. waterrat

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    This is pertinent to me, as I've got a doe frozen stiff in my shop for 10 days now. Im sure she's still good. But I was a little worried about thawing her to butcher.
     
  8. TheDuckSlayer

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    Been frozen solid for 10 days? No worries my man, especially if the skins still on.
     
  9. TheDuckSlayer

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    It’s amazing that the Yeti knows to keep cold stuff cold and warm stuff warm.. miracles of modern science..
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    It's like, how do it know.
     
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