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#5612546 - 02/22/15 08:27 AM re-freezing meat after making sausage
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I never like to thaw and re-freeze. But I am making sausage today with some extra hog meat thats been frozen. We are going to make fresh sausage, to be cooked before eating so i dont have to deal with the curing. Do yal refreeze after making sausage? This will be my first time making sausage so any tips are appreciated.


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#5612603 - 02/22/15 09:07 AM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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I refreeze meat all the time.
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#5612628 - 02/22/15 09:25 AM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I refreeze meat all the time.
Me too. Don't do it more than a couple of times with the same batch though.
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#5612644 - 02/22/15 09:40 AM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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ok thanks guys
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#5612659 - 02/22/15 09:49 AM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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We always freeze ours, thaw out to make sausage, then freeze the sausage.

Tip on mixing and grinding:
Mix your seasoning with the meat before grinding. We use as ice chest for this.
Then alternate pork/venison (or whatever meat) as you feed it into your grinder. This will mix again as you go.

Adding the seasoning after grinding is a lot of mixing work, and not near as thorough.
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#5613072 - 02/22/15 01:20 PM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I refreeze meat all the time.
Me too. Don't do it more than a couple of times with the same batch though.


^^^^^^ What he said. up

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#5613806 - 02/22/15 07:27 PM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I refreeze meat all the time.
Me too. Don't do it more than a couple of times with the same batch though.


Same here.

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#5614088 - 02/22/15 09:12 PM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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Only way I can process all the deer and hogs I take each year. Not enough time to make the final product all at once. Have never noticed a difference.
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#5614734 - 02/23/15 08:59 AM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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What your planning on doing will work fine.

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#5630525 - 03/02/15 02:05 PM Re: re-freezing meat after making sausage [Re: magspa]
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I read where the USDA suggested to keep the meat at 40 degrees or lower if you are going to re-freeze. Some bacteria start to grow at 40.

I don't check the temp, but I try to keep the meat as cold as possible if I am going to re-freeze. Never had a problem.

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