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Freezer Clean Out for Food #6979687
09/01/20 03:55 AM
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I'm in a pickle here. Thought by now i would be able a find a new freezer for my venison, fish, hog that will be coming as soon as the season starts.
I have a freezer that works like new, only problem is: I have frozen beavers, otters in it.

How can i get the smell out after removing the animals? Is this even possible? Or i'm wasting my time and good meat. Thanks, Sarge


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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979706
09/01/20 06:22 AM
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wipe down the inside with vanilla extract. works wonders. Then leave a cotton ball or 2 in there with the extract on it. Found this out when I actually read the pamphlet that came with an igloo cooler I bought a long time ago.


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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979757
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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979797
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The skunk smell remover works pretty well. Baking soda, Dawn, peroxide

Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979809
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Coffee works wonders.


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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979845
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I've never had a beaver/ otter smell in my freezers ... double bag or double wrap all that goes in them. If I was you I'd try the vanilla trick above^^^


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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6979998
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First off I would defrost it,then disinfect it with a good wipe down inside of bleach water/dish soap,sponge rinse,dry off and let it air out for a couple days.Then you could do the vanilla trick.
I do this with all my freezers every couple years.

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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6980003
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ANY citrus cleaner will take it out
Pros use it to de skunk houses

Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6980344
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Thanks guys, I will get to it asap.

I will need a new freezer , but can wait out this shortage if all goes well. Thanks again, Sarge


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Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: MB750] #6980347
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Originally Posted by MB750
Coffee works wonders.

+1 coffee grounds are terrific. Use it like oil dry for smelly things.

Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6980390
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At least your planning your freezer swap, went to get jerky meat this morning and my freezer was at 27 degrees and stuff wasn't frozen solid but still partially frozen. Had to drive 60 miles one way to find one only lost a couple things in the door.

Re: Freezer Clean Out for Food [Re: SGT. C] #6981045
09/02/20 04:03 PM
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Get some Activated Charcoal and put it in the freezer.

I had a fridge that meat rotted in it -- smelled terrible, a few days of the charcoal and smell gone !


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