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#6095403 - 12/21/15 05:54 PM eating a pig?
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I just shot a sow and it will be an hour to hour and a half before I can get her gutted. 50 degrees, will the meat still be good?
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#6095457 - 12/21/15 06:21 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
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Yes.
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#6095461 - 12/21/15 06:23 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
Cast Offline
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I would gut it now.
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#6095472 - 12/21/15 06:32 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Pork spoils fast get it on ice as quick as you can.

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#6095481 - 12/21/15 06:38 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
texdexters Offline
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get cool as quick as you can , it don't take long .

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#6095583 - 12/21/15 07:39 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
KWood_TSU Offline
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I got it gutted and the straps and tenderloin out in a little over an hour and put on ice.
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#6095593 - 12/21/15 07:46 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
East Offline
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You're good
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#6095627 - 12/21/15 08:10 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
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At 50 degrees, as long as not gut shot, a couple hours isn't gonna hurt.
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#6095666 - 12/21/15 08:33 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: passthru]
der Teufel Offline
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Originally Posted By: passthru
At 50 degrees, as long as not gut shot, a couple hours isn't gonna hurt.


I agree, although if I know I have to wait an hour or so (As in, trapped four hogs and it's gonna be a little while before I get to the last one) I'll hose 'em down to try to help cool the meat. Then I make sure they're lying in the shade. At night, of course, I don't worry about the shade thing. But then, I generally check traps in the morning. I hate staying up 'til midnight cleaning hogs.
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#6096256 - 12/22/15 08:56 AM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
Cast Offline
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I would take the straps and the hams (leave hide on) pretty quick and ice them down.
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#6096267 - 12/22/15 09:02 AM Re: eating a pig? [Re: East]
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Originally Posted By: East
You're good
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#6096807 - 12/22/15 02:03 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
skinnerback Offline
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The meat is fine. It takes longer for the meat to spoil than what some people think.
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#6097482 - 12/22/15 08:36 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: skinnerback]
jomay1961 Offline
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I would agree with Skinnerback... think about what our forefathers 2 centuries ago had to do in the field and obviously had no coolers full of ice !!!

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#6097527 - 12/22/15 08:57 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: KWood_TSU]
cmc Offline
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I doubt it spoils but gutting takes like three minutes so
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#6097563 - 12/22/15 09:16 PM Re: eating a pig? [Re: cmc]
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Originally Posted By: jomay1961
I would agree with Skinnerback... think about what our forefathers 2 centuries ago had to do in the field and obviously had no coolers full of ice !!!


Yup

Originally Posted By: cmc
I doubt it spoils but gutting takes like three minutes so


But you need to gut and cool it as soon as possible.... 2cents
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