I've tried all the old fashion ways over the years and they have all worked fine except for the work involved. Last summer my neighbor brought me some sweet corn from his family farm. I just trimmed it off like this,
and put it in a plastic grocery bag. I thought I had eaten all of last years batch but I found a couple of ears in the freezer. I simply stuck one in the microwave for two minutes and and end up with this.
It was still like fresh from the farm.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill