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Old 11-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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Is it ok to rinse venison before grinding to get rest of hair/dirt/sand off meat? Will it affect the meat?
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:55 PM
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You can but you will want it dry when you grind it.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:59 PM
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Agree with rockport. I rinse then put in a colander to drain. And I pat dry with paper towel.

I also trim the heck out of my meat. All gristle, tallow, and any sinew or membrane I remove.

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Old 11-21-2018, 04:11 PM
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Guess you learn as you go. Iíll still eat it. It was pretty dry when I tossed it in grinder.

First time ever grinding my own.
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I rinse it if it needs it . I don't know the real answer. But I would rather rinse the junk off than leave it on.

The best solution is to keep it clean in the first place .But that doesn't always work out.

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Old 11-21-2018, 04:35 PM
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Rinse it off to remove dirt and then throw in the freezer for a short while to firm it up. I always grind semi frozen meat.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Rinse it off to remove dirt and then throw in the freezer for a short while to firm it up. I always grind semi frozen meat.
This will be my first year grinding my own meat as well. Curious, why do u always grind it semi frozen?
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:53 AM
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The meat feeds MUCH easier through the grinder that way .

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Old 11-22-2018, 01:57 AM
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I lay mine out on cookie sheets and put in freezer . Until they firm up a little. Then pull them out and grind them while the next trays freeze.

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Old 11-22-2018, 05:54 AM
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I only rinse if it is excessively dirty and that doesn't happen often. I never drag a deer and usually bone them where they hit the ground and the meat goes straight into clean bags and then the cooler. I pick the hair off as I get it pieced down for the grinder and have at it. never had a complaint so I'll keep going as is.
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