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Old 12-03-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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Question Freezer burned meat or bones for stock?

Is there any downside to using freezer burned meat or bones when making stock? Does it leave funny flavours? Are there other gotchas?

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:58 PM   #2
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I think it depends on how extensive the damage is. If it's just a small area, I'd trim it off and use the rest. It's not spoiled - it's just dried out.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:56 PM   #3
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Freezer burned meats do have an off taste. For example, as teenagers, my best freind and I decided to get into our little boat, cross the river (big river, 35 foot deep and more, and 3/4 miles wide) and make a makeshift camp for the weekend on one of the little uninhabited islands. We made our camp and built a cooking fire to roast a chicken over it that we'd pulled from my parents, chest freezer. We made a spit out of willow branches and two forked branches to hold the spit. We roasted it carefully, and seasoned it with S&P. The bird had been freezer burned.

One bite and we gave the rest to my buddy's dog. The meat was not spoiled. It tasted bad and the dog would't even eat it. We had spuds, a knife and some bacon fat we'd brought along. The cast iron pan we'd brought did the trick and we had American fries for our dinner.

If the food is badly freezer burned, I would chuck it into the woods and let the wildlife have it. That- my opinion, based on past experieces with freezer burned chiken, and rabbit.

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Old 12-03-2019, 10:44 PM   #4
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I agree, freezer burned, just toss it. Not only is a big chunk of it dried out/burnt it has taken on the taste of the freezer/refrigerator over that time. Not worth it.

That being said I do wrap up small meat leftovers and throw them in the freezer and use them for chili or something similar. Try not to let them go more than a week or so.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:00 PM   #5
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I agree, freezer burned, just toss it. Not only is a big chunk of it dried out/burnt it has taken on the taste of the freezer/refrigerator over that time. Not worth it. .

I agree with this and Chief.

Freezer burned meat has a distinct "off" taste to me.
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Your story gave me a much need grin Chief..thank you.


Unless the freezer burn can be removed I'd chuck it too, but we don't have any woods in these parts, and no dog either.
I'd certainly eat it if I had to, but not by choice.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. It makes sense that if air got into the package to freezer burn the meat, that freezer smells would get in too.
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