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 Post subject: deep freeze?
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2014, 18:06 
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How long will a coon stay good if I put it in a trash bag and stuff it in the deep freeze? I don't have any stretchers yet so I just sell them whole. It's too warm outside so I can't put'em out there and the fur buyer lives quite a ways away so I need to wait until I have another good load.

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 Post subject: Re: deep freeze?
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2014, 18:53 
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You have no worries. Will stay good for a long time as long as they are froze. Keep on stacking.

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 Post subject: Re: deep freeze?
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2014, 19:12 
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Richard is right. There are a couple things to watch out for though. A freezer is made to freeze and tend only so much at a time. So be careful of over loading it with unfrozen carcasses or it can thaw some.. The other thing is dont stack them on top of each other if those two on each other are not frozen. The heat can remain in the middle of them for too long of time. Instead do them in layers. Once frozen you can stack a new layer on the first layer and so on.

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 Post subject: Re: deep freeze?
PostPosted: 11 Dec 2014, 04:35 
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Like Amak said just gotta watch overloading it. Make sure the earlier ones are froze solid before adding some. I bought a lot of fur like that when I was a buyer. Some buyers wanted fully thawed when try buyem? If you can is consider skinning them. They take up much less room, worth more usually an desire to deal with. We freeze a layer of hides. Add a layer of cardboard and add one more layer of hides.. Ad nauseum till the freezers full. Either way keep piling them up!

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 Post subject: Re: deep freeze?
PostPosted: 11 Dec 2014, 07:05 
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Thanks guys. The temp is gonna hit 50 this weekend so the critters should be movin good and the freezer will hopefully hold'em all.

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