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Old 08-09-2016, 04:47 PM   #31
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I don't understand all of the resistance to doing it this way. It's not like he turned the fridge up to 60 or something. The frozen block of chicken will go a long way toward self cooling anyway.
Not resistant but because water is a much better thermal conductor than air, IMO the "best" way to thaw all that chicken is with a water bath.

It may not be the most practical but its the fastest and most efficient.
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:47 PM   #32
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the safest way would be defrosting in the refrigerator. Then you can re-freeze it. I'd still go with the idea to break as much of as possible as the chicken gets defrosted. Pulling off the top layer you are opening the next layer for more defrosting. No matter how you look at this, you have more than one day project on your hands.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:18 PM   #33
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Thanks folks for the excellent ideas and response to this question.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #34
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They are close to releasing a few, I'll address those tomorrow. I doubt the bottom has any remotly at any stage other than Iceblock'o'chicken! Heh. Again folks, thanks for the ideas, I'd considered the water bath, had my schedule been different I coulda done it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:02 PM   #35
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Right on at a week interestingly the bottom was more thawed than the top... hmm. Curious. I'd have thought the upper area would that more. Was thawed enough to pry apart.
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:10 PM   #36
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Yay! So you got all the chicken parted out?
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:26 PM   #37
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What a lot of work! I sure hope those 10 lb. packages are going right back in a freezer immediately.
Just sayin'...
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interestingly the bottom was more thawed than the top... hmm. Curious.
Perhaps it was the weight above. Think glaciers...
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:18 AM   #39
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What a lot of work! I sure hope those 10 lb. packages are going right back in a freezer immediately.
Just sayin'...
Yep, bagged and back into the freezer, 20LBs has been picked up by folks. another 15 is getting delivered today.

Of course, its not a perfect 5lbs a bag. some over, some under. *shrugs* what can ya do with breasts? varied sizes/weights.
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Perhaps it was the weight above. Think glaciers...
Water is a better thermal transfer entity the air, that being said there was no water on the bottom until it started thawing faster and the chicken juice ice melted.
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