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    Processing question

    I was wondering if anyone could help with advice on whether or not I can thaw out meat, grind it, and then refreeze the ground venison? I took a doe to the processor the other night only to find out she had the flu and was not doing anymore processing this year. That left me skinning, quartering and deboning the deer in 10° temperatures! I had to put it in my buddy's freezer to take on the plane with me the next day. I would love to have the majority of it ground up. I'm also open to suggestions on what to mix it with if I can refreeze it. Thanks.

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    I e done it a few times and have had no issues.
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    It will be fine! Steve Rinella talks about it on one of his podcasts and I've done it a number of times with no issue.

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    No issues at all. Whenever I run out of ground, I'll thaw some steaks or roasts (we use way more ground than anything else),grind them up and put back in the freezer.


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    Yep, have done it for years.
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    Thats how I do it every year.

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    Great to hear! Thanks guys. Looks like I'll get some ground, jerky, and steaks out of this one!

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    it will be fine

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    Like work2hunt said, that's how I always do it. We usually get 4-5 deer throughout our 3 month season, then I grind it all at once.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Yep, have done it for years.
    That's the way I do all my burger and have never had a problem.
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