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Did I ruin hog meat? #2798256 11/30/11 10:42 PM
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I bought a cheap cooler that doesn't have a drain, I've been draining the water every night but the meat soaks in water all day, is it even worth trying to cook the meat or should I just trap a few more?


Re: Did I ruin hog meat? [Re: scot] #2798270 11/30/11 10:46 PM
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as long as there is plenty of ice and you change out the water you'll be fine. I did this for the first time this year and it worked out good. Mine has a plug but it doesn't matter as long as it gets drained at least once a day. I was concerned about the color but once you take it out and complete the processing it turns back to a nice color and that gray look on the outside is only temporary. Next year though I will have the drain plug opened so the meat does not sit in water. There is no problem with it but after trying it this year I think i would prefer to do it that way. I'm looking for an old refrig to buy also to hang the meat in after I get home and take it out of the cooler to dry age a little longer.


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Re: Did I ruin hog meat? [Re: BuckRage] #2801558 12/01/11 10:31 PM
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Some people do that with big gnarly boars on purpose to get some of the musk flavor out. You should be fine.


Re: Did I ruin hog meat? [Re: GriffGruff78] #2806956 12/04/11 02:10 AM
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Soaking in water is good, gets blood out of meat. After all i bring it home and put it right back in salt water after its processed.


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Water is fine if it has ice. Another words meat needs to be kept cold.




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Re: Did I ruin hog meat? [Re: big-tex] #2810937 12/05/11 04:41 PM
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When we kill a hog we let the meat sit in ice water for about a week changing the water everyday. It pulls all the "gameyness" out of it for the most part...



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Re: Did I ruin hog meat? [Re: GriffGruff78] #2811470 12/05/11 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: GriffGruff78
Some people do that with big gnarly boars on purpose to get some of the musk flavor out. You should be fine.


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Just like purging some crawfish


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