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Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver #7145089
01/19/21 06:20 PM
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Well, I cut some backstraps from both into bite sized pieces. They were pan fried with a little salt and pepper. I could not tell the difference between the pine eating beaver's meat and sweet gum beaver's meat. Both were absolutely delicious. It tasted just like beef. So, I cut up about two more pounds of it and am making a beaver stew. With the meat I will have carrots, taters, onion, celery and mushrooms. I browned the meat, then I'm letting the meat simmer for about 2.5 hours to get the meat more tender, then I'll add the vegies. I'll let this cook for about 30 minutes, or until the vegies get done.



Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145104
01/19/21 06:27 PM
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Sounds good Boss. Save me some I can be there for supper tomorrow. grin


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145191
01/19/21 07:06 PM
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try pouring that stew over a plate of ripple potato chips. i make the same stew, but leave out the veggies. just meat and gravy over chips.

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145197
01/19/21 07:09 PM
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Good to know, the only time I had a beaver with a off flavor was from castor contamination



Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145243
01/19/21 07:31 PM
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Sounds good

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145263
01/19/21 07:43 PM
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Sounds great. Thanks for doing the experiment. I would have bet there would have been a difference and now I kno I would have been wrong.

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145270
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I would have figured the pine one would have been off. Pine cone squirrels are terrible.

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145278
01/19/21 07:52 PM
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[Good information. Thanks

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145281
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Maybe next on the list : deer fed coyote compared to a feedlot coyote???

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145329
01/19/21 08:18 PM
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We butcher ours too. Good eats.....jk


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145380
01/19/21 08:39 PM
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Hope it don't give you gas like it does me, haha


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145483
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Beaver meat tastes great in a stew. Cant say I care for it fried in burger form much. Has a twang to it.

Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145500
01/19/21 09:32 PM
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Sounds good. I caught a smaller beaver Saturday, the size when they still have light colored meat. Anyway, I cleaned it for eating and my wife trimmed it up and made it into a pot roast with potatoes and carrots from the garden. It was as good as a good beef or venison roast and it was a cattail/lily pad root eater.

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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145504
01/19/21 09:35 PM
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Always good eat'in.


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145522
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The stew turned out delicious! I know we had quite a bit of beaver meat when I was a youngster. Dad had a hankering for it. I've cooked it before, but it was a long time ago. It won't be so long until I do it again though.



Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145529
01/19/21 10:07 PM
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would have bet good money the pine fed beaver would have tasted bad


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145530
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Nothing like getting into your job Paul! laugh laugh


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: cotton] #7145533
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Originally Posted by cotton
would have bet good money the pine fed beaver would have tasted bad


Me too.



Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145569
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It took me quite awhile to decide to try it. However, once the wife and I did, they get deboned and put in the freezer now instead of the bait pile. Tried it for the first time a few years ago and really enjoyed it.


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Re: Taste test - pine beaver vs sweet gum beaver [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7145577
01/19/21 10:38 PM
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My beaver stew also has stewed tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, and corn....sometimes turnips. It's always a challenge to get it all in there.

Like you say, nothing better.


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