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#5471354 - 12/11/14 12:12 PM Aging Deer- Max Temp?
Bittercreek Offline

Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 810
Loc: San Angelo Tx.
What do you folks feel is the maxium safe temp. To allow a deer to hang, for 'bout 3 says?
Thank you.

#5471378 - 12/11/14 12:22 PM Re: Aging Deer- Max Temp? [Re: Bittercreek]
rattler03 Offline

Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 859
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
I've always heard its about 45 degrees, you could maybe afford to go over that a bit if its only an hour or two a day. I don't let a deer hang any longer than one night, even in very cold temps, until I get it in a locker. I like to eat venison and don't want to risk the chance of ruining anything I harvest. It's not worth the risk, and I think that's the ethical thing to do.

#5471430 - 12/11/14 01:00 PM Re: Aging Deer- Max Temp? [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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You need to keep the MEAT TEMPS between 30-40* Definitely under 40*,if you want to slow bacterial growth. Atmospheric conditions also can increase spoilage rate, especially to much moisture....
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#5471552 - 12/11/14 02:10 PM Re: Aging Deer- Max Temp? [Re: Bittercreek]
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I would think under 40.


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