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« on: August 19, 2014, 02:47:40 PM »

I was just curious how others freeze crab meat for winter uses such as soup, imperial, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 03:38:47 PM »

I was just curious how others freeze crab meat for winter uses such as soup, imperial, etc.

vacuum seal mine after I do a quick freeze to keep the moisture from being pulled out and into the sealer.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 03:59:07 PM »

vacuum seal mine after I do a quick freeze to keep the moisture from being pulled out and into the sealer.

X2. Just like i freeze my softies
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 04:06:56 PM »

same as above . i vac seal mine
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 04:17:18 PM »

search "vacuum packer" Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 08:11:17 AM »

Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 11:12:49 AM »

I bought a Rival seal-a-meal at a discount store, scracth and dent/refurbished, etc. Works great. Had it at least ten years. Still going strong. Came with a hose that can attach to mason jars, and also two containers that fit on it to vacuum things like a box of cereal. I used it for my yeast when I was baking.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 12:06:38 PM »

I have one of those sealing thingys around, I think it is packed away in a box from our move.  Time to start digging thru boxes!!  Picked two pounds last night and going for two more tonight.  I am starting to get the claw hand from all the baiting/unbaiting and now picking.  I need to buy stock in Ibuprofen!! laugh laugh
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 12:22:47 PM »

next it will be "crab pot elbow" Cool
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 01:09:03 PM »

vaccuum seal everything I can... BOGO at stores like chicken, roastsetc.. I buy one eat it fresh then vaccuum seal the free stuff....   works well,..... and holds stuff much longer.... same with deer, crab, rockfish etc

once you get use to doing it you will never put anything in the freezer w/o vaccuuming....
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 01:11:59 PM »

Been freezing them for years, picked, steamed, whole crabs, just meat.  Without using the vacuum sealer (for long term keeping, I just left the whole crabs wet and froze them with an ice glaze.  If you pick them, I really recommend the vacuum sealer machine.  The freezer bags from the store are only used by me for short term storage.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 01:28:52 PM »

vaccuum seal everything I can... BOGO at stores like chicken, roastsetc.. I buy one eat it fresh then vaccuum seal the free stuff....   works well,..... and holds stuff much longer.... same with deer, crab, rockfish etc

once you get use to doing it you will never put anything in the freezer w/o vaccuuming....

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shouldn't you eat the free one first and save the one you paid for and exactly how do you know which one was the free one once you get it home?   laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 03:41:41 PM »

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shouldn't you eat the free one first and save the one you paid for and exactly how do you know which one was the free one once you get it home?   laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh

OK now that's funny D cause you're right how do you know which one was free and which one you paid for.. Oh yeah the one that cost more is the one you paid for ......... the one of equal or lesser value is free

that's how you know.......   Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes laugh laugh laugh

my point being was that anytime someone wants to give you free food/ meat take it because with a vaccuum sealer it will hold a long in the freezer.. just me and the wife so can only eat so much at a time...

I can see if yiou had a big family you might eat both at once if you had  BOGO free special.....
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2015, 09:55:53 PM »

what vaccuum sealers do you guys use? should I buy an expensive one or a cheap one?
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 09:04:25 AM »

what vaccuum sealers do you guys use? should I buy an expensive one or a cheap one?

depends on the amount of use you plan to use it.  Mild to medium us, you can get away with a cheaper one.  If you plan to use it a lot, a more commercial one will be needed.  I have gone through 3 of the cheaper ones from Wal-Mart/Bj's.  Next one will be commercial
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 08:41:26 PM »

I do a combo of I think what Jack recommended in a another thread - covering the meat with milk - then a light freeze (ala CrabbyD) in a tupperware container, then vacuum seal in a bag after setting up in the container.  I has worked like a charm.  The milk keeps any air and ice crystals off the meat and the vacuum pack preserves it longer.  Just defrost in a strainer over a bowl and consume.  The meat comes out nearly like fresh.
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