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    Alright if you pluck your ducks how do you package them for the freezer? Also is there anything you do with them before you freeze them?


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    I quit using the vacuum sealer for ducks because my bags always end up popping and the next thing I know, I've got a bag full of ice crystals. I wrap with saran wrap, then freezer paper. I haven't had any issues after that.
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    I fillet mine out, I've never messed with keeping the breast on the body.

    Gallon zip lock freezer bag, once your breasts are in there, fill it up the rest of the way with water and then burp the air out of it until there is none left. Let it freeze laying down. Once it's frozen you can stack the bags upright and save quite a bit of room.

    I've never messed with the vacuum sealing since this seems to work for me and the zip lock bags are MUCH cheaper than the roll of sealer bags.

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    Default Packaging for freezer

    Alright so I have always put them in a bag full of water whether I keep them whole or fillet them. I was just wondering if there was a better way of doing it. Also I have heard of people soaking them in buttermilk. Do you do this before you cook them or before you freeze them?


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    If you don't want it to taste like duck any more you can soak or marinade it in anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daldrupjm View Post
    Alright so I have always put them in a bag full of water whether I keep them whole or fillet them. I was just wondering if there was a better way of doing it. Also I have heard of people soaking them in buttermilk. Do you do this before you cook them or before you freeze them?


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    We used to freeze all our birds in milk cartons full of water. Buttermilk is for stinky birds that really need taming down. Other than that soak them in a little salt water for awhile to pull out some more blood before you cook them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    We used to freeze all our birds in milk cartons full of water. Buttermilk is for stinky birds that really need taming down. Other than that soak them in a little salt water for awhile to pull out some more blood before you cook them.
    Agree 10 fold.


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