Comment posted The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food by Duane J Marcroft.
Thanks for such a great tutorial on freezing foods. I’ve been freezing for food for longer than I care to admit. I’ve learned many of the things you have mentioned.
I feel that when it comes to serious freezing of food a vacuum packing system like the FoodSaver or simliar product is absolutely essential. The fact that it is possible to freeze meat and vegetables and have them last unchanged (without freezer burn) for a year is better than any other way I have tried. Fish freezer burns very easily, with the FoodSaver this doesn’t happen, unless the bag gets punctured and loses it’s vacuum.
Every year I freeze Deer, Elk, Moose, Pheasant, Quail, Ducks, chickens and a number of different kinds of fish so we can enjoy them all year long, when their not in season.
We also buy many dry food products, beans, nuts, rice, dried pasta, dried fruit, spices, ect, in bulk and vacuum seal them in Mason jars with the FoodSaver, eliminating the chance they will get soggy, rancid, moldy or just plain stale. We also add to each vacuum sealed jar an oxygen absorber packet. The oxygen absorber will extend the life of the dried product by quite a bit.
Thanks again for the great tutorial.
Happy New Year.
Duane J Marcroft