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Is It a Sin to Freeze Beef?

Michael Symon makes a vacuum sealer too, so I guess he's cool with vacuum sealing & freezing meat... and he knows all about that stuff, right? I wish I saw this one before I bought my other: https://michaelsymon.westonproducts.c...

Oct 16, 2012
sausage_maker in General Topics

Is It a Sin to Freeze Beef?

I think so long as you thoroughly seal your beef with a serious vacuum sealer using good bags to ensure that your meat stays sealed, there is absolutely nothing wrong with freezing beef, or any meat for that matter.

We buy a cow from a local farmer with a couple of friends, vacuum seal the meat and keep it in our chest freezer - it's the absolute best! This is the vacuum sealer that I use (little pricey, but it's well worth the money you're going to spend repairing and replacing a foodsaver - bags for it are cheap too):

Oct 16, 2012
sausage_maker in General Topics

Grinding your own ground beef?

I've heard mixed reviews on the KA attachment. I use a small electric kitchen meat grinder that works really well if the KA attachment didn't work for you: A site I find helpful is meat basics 101:

Jun 07, 2011
sausage_maker in Home Cooking

Meat Grinder Recs?

Weston has good meat grinders with sausage making attachments:

Jun 06, 2011
sausage_maker in Cookware