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    Soaking game bags in citric acid/lemon lime juice?

    Anyone have experience trying this? Was reading about it the other day. Author suggested it kept flies away and the lowered pH of the solution kept bacterial growth to minimum (slowed it down) on meat and bags. The author soaked the bags for 20 - 60 minutes than allowed them to dry. He then refolded and placed into ziplock bags to take to the field. If you have thoughts, please post. Thanks.
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    I know some guys that do it. I just spray the meat.

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    I never have heard of anyone using citric acid. I use salt and ice in a icechest over a weeks time to treat my game. Its real good at killing bacteria because the salt causes the ice to melt and it drops the temps inside the cooler(similar to when you use rock salt to make homemade ice cream). This also helps free the meat of blood because you open the icechest drain and drain off the bloody water each day.

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    Citric acid is used in the field to keep the flies off the meat. Pepper also works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I know some guys that do it. I just spray the meat.
    what do you spray on the meat Old Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcowboy View Post
    Anyone have experience trying this? Was reading about it the other day. Author suggested it kept flies away and the lowered pH of the solution kept bacterial growth to minimum (slowed it down) on meat and bags. The author soaked the bags for 20 - 60 minutes than allowed them to dry. He then refolded and placed into ziplock bags to take to the field. If you have thoughts, please post. Thanks.
    Mike
    Alaska DF&G has a brochure on their website, it says to spray a citric acid and water solution on the meat. They say if you get enough on, it forms a crust on the meat and it will keep for up to a week if it doesn't get too warm.
    Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky hunter View Post
    what do you spray on the meat Old Hunter
    I use the Alaska Outdoors product.

    http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/mag...itric_acid.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    After reading the Alaska Outdoors article, I will use the spray method of treating the meat rather than soaking the bags. Thanks for your input. Now to fill that elk tag.
    Mike

 

 

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