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Aging venison/ hanging time #7723607
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So the discussion at work today was how long you can hang a deer, outside no temp control. Using the current Temps, 28/30 degrees at night daytime high around 55 degrees. Hide still on. What say you?

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I hang mine in the pole barn where it stays shaded and I like to hang mine 3-4 days. I shot a doe Saturday night and cut her tonight due to the cold temps and it was a bloody mess.


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All depends on how much taint flavor you like in your venison. Iím skin and process fast kind of guy.

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Originally Posted by Muskeg
All depends on how much taint flavor you like in your venison. Iím skin and process fast kind of guy.

Yep, I don't age, just get it done.


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Re: Aging venison/ hanging time [Re: trap master] #7723620
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I do a week , quartered and hanging in the fridge.


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Re: Aging venison/ hanging time [Re: trap master] #7723624
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Depends on what im doing with deer. If Im canning it, I dont worry about aging . If doing traditional cuts and steaks, I like to hang two weeks if temps permit. Ive gone as long as three weeks....very tender and flavorful.

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I use a 60 qt cooler and ice. Kinda like resting chickens. Keep ice on them and 10 days no problem.


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I put frozen water jugs in the cavity.If freezing at night and 50s in the day will go a long time If you change out the jugs.I like to hang at least five days.


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Skin and quarter as soon as we can. Then the quarters go into a cold fridge till they get a little frosty. Then cut, vacuum bag and freeze.

Like I said for several years, we like to put in the bags and freeze before sealing. No blood or juices to worry about and you get a really nice seal.

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Re: Aging venison/ hanging time [Re: trap master] #7723644
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Break down into quarters and put in the fridge within one or two days. Grinder takes care of any tenderizing. Back straps do get aged a little in the fridge before i finish them into whole roasts and medallions for what's left.

Unless you are cutting major muscles into steaks to be cooked quickly at high temp i dont see how outdoor aging does anything beside giving a rind to cut off and lose meat.

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Originally Posted by trap master
So the discussion at work today was how long you can hang a deer, outside no temp control. Using the current Temps, 28/30 degrees at night daytime high around 55 degrees. Hide still on. What say you?

55į is too warm, get it cut up


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Originally Posted by trap master
So the discussion at work today was how long you can hang a deer, outside no temp control. Using the current Temps, 28/30 degrees at night daytime high around 55 degrees. Hide still on. What say you?


I do it whenever the temps permit. Seven to ten days if Ma Nature cooperates.


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I like to hang a week to 10 days. If temps are not good,I'll quarter and refrigerate.

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I apologize. I didnt read the entire question. I suppose you could hang it in those conditions for several days if not in direct sunlight. I would start to get worried after 5 or so though. But you gotta imagine the core temp will get down to the nightly low then not actually ever hit the daytime high of 55 beofre the ambient temp starts to go the other way.

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Originally Posted by Claypool313
I apologize. I didnt read the entire question. I suppose you could hang it in those conditions for several days if not in direct sunlight. I would start to get worried after 5 or so though. But you gotta imagine the core temp will get down to the nightly low then not actually ever hit the daytime high of 55 beofre the ambient temp starts to go the other way.



This is what I said too. I guess the dilemma we were getting at was how long the meat will stay good and not spoil. I don't know that answer so I figured I'd ask everyone here

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The right temperature , and as long as it stays under 40 degrees , is perfect for dry ageing venison. It can't get above 40 though, and like others said keep in a shed , and kept from warm air , they will be fine. The longer they hang the better. Knew a guy that left his hang for months when we had the blizzard of 78 , and he swore it was the best he ever ate. Last year he was still around , so it didn't kill him.


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Originally Posted by Ohio Wolverine
The right temperature , and as long as it stays under 40 degrees , is perfect for dry ageing venison. It can't get above 40 though, and like others said keep in a shed , and kept from warm air , they will be fine. The longer they hang the better. Knew a guy that left his hang for months when we had the blizzard of 78 , and he swore it was the best he ever ate. Last year he was still around , so it didn't kill him.

Longest I hung one was for a month.Monster buck and it was tender as any doe I ever ate.Temps were perfect.


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Originally Posted by Ohio Wolverine
The right temperature , and as long as it stays under 40 degrees , is perfect for dry ageing venison. It can't get above 40 though, and like others said keep in a shed , and kept from warm air , they will be fine. The longer they hang the better. Knew a guy that left his hang for months when we had the blizzard of 78 , and he swore it was the best he ever ate. Last year he was still around , so it didn't kill him.

I remember that blizzard, snow was butt hole deep to a tall indian. I don't think aging venison changes anything. If any meat is not kept at a controlled temp, it's roll the dice.


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Skin asap, cut and wrap in the next day or two.


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Re: Aging venison/ hanging time [Re: trap master] #7723911
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I like 5 days minimum.


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