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Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? #6963191
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How long can quartered deer be kept on ice?

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963193
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A week easy, I've gone close to two but that is as much as I'd go.

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Some say to keep draining the water off and add ice to the ice chest.

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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Some say to keep draining the water off and add ice to the ice chest.


That is what I do.

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963211
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Where is the backstrap?


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Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963237
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I don't go longer than a week.


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Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963246
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Keep the meat from soaking. Bacteria grows faster with the moisture.


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no more than four days for me constantly add ice every day and leave the plug off and slightly tilted so excess water drains off.

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: bill oxner] #6963327
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Where is the backstrap?


Ha. Backstrap and tenders are in the cooler too

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963494
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I keep plug cracked and add ice everyday until itís flowing clear. Then to processing. Normally about 4-5 days

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Elevate one side, open drain plug and add ice every day. Iíve gone a week

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963615
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Iím on day 6. Havenít been draining but have dumped and changed ice every day ó think Iím alright?

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Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963628
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Originally Posted By: RedSnake
Iím on day 6. Havenít been draining but have dumped and changed ice every day ó think Iím alright?


Everyday. your good. I will also put an old refrigerator rack to keep the meat off the bottom. Less discoloring and blood in the water like that.


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Not sure about in a cooler with ice but my mule deer was just processed after hanging 13 days. He is tasty and tender, was pretty rutted up when I harvested him.
Our elk hung for 12 days . We do have a nice cold garage and very low humidity up here.

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6963707
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I keep the 1/4 deer on ice for at least 7 days. I layer of ice about 10" deep a commercial trash bag between the meat and ice. I drain the water every day, sometime more often and make every effort to keep the meat out of the water.


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The debate goes on about deer meat being kept on ice, or ice and water. It is really a personal choice. What causes meat to spoil is the temp getting to high, not wheather or not the meat is in the water. The water does help if the game is blood shot. As long as your deer does not spoil, there is not a right or wrong to this.

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We just got a walk in cooler this year, going to see if it makes a difference. Usually do what most have already said, layer the bottom of the ice chest with ice, throw the meat in, cover with ice, leave the drain open, add ice every day for about 5 days.

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I go up to 2 weeks on ice, on a rack out of the water.

Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake] #6964306
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On ice is what I've always done, but I'm not sure why. I wouldn't dream of going to the store, buying a couple of slabs of ribs, several roasts, a whole prime rib and a whole loin, unwrapping them and throwing them into an ice chest soaking in water for several days.

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Originally Posted By: furfinrfeather
On ice is what I've always done, but I'm not sure why. I wouldn't dream of going to the store, buying a couple of slabs of ribs, several roasts, a whole prime rib and a whole loin, unwrapping them and throwing them into an ice chest soaking in water for several days.


What you buy at the store has already been aged some. Fresh deer meat needs to be aged before processing and frozen for storage. Not everyone has a walk in cooler to hang the meat, so use the ice chest with ice.

I keep mine on ice from 1 to 2 weeks.

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Originally Posted By: furfinrfeather
On ice is what I've always done, but I'm not sure why. I wouldn't dream of going to the store, buying a couple of slabs of ribs, several roasts, a whole prime rib and a whole loin, unwrapping them and throwing them into an ice chest soaking in water for several days.


That meat has been aged a couple weeks before it hits your fridge.

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Originally Posted By: furfinrfeather
On ice is what I've always done, but I'm not sure why. I wouldn't dream of going to the store, buying a couple of slabs of ribs, several roasts, a whole prime rib and a whole loin, unwrapping them and throwing them into an ice chest soaking in water for several days.


Guys.... he's talking about leaving it under water.....


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Originally Posted By: furfinrfeather
On ice is what I've always done, but I'm not sure why. I wouldn't dream of going to the store, buying a couple of slabs of ribs, several roasts, a whole prime rib and a whole loin, unwrapping them and throwing them into an ice chest soaking in water for several days.


Guys.... he's talking about leaving it under water.....


I haven't seen a single person say they soak their meat underwater.

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A quality cooler and not letting the meat sit in melted water. A week or more if you keep it dry.

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