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I have used them ever sense they came out! :letsdrink And to me the fish ( and other foods) seam to be as good as when they were caught!

Im just woundering if anyone has a better way ? I like to stock up my frezzer and always looking for a better way! Any sugestions ?? Thank's! :letsdrink :usaflag :usaflag
 

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Papa Z (3/14/2010)I have used them ever sense they came out! :letsdrink And to me the fish ( and other foods) seam to be as good as when they were caught!



Im just woundering if anyone has a better way ? I like to stock up my frezzer and always looking for a better way! Any sugestions ?? Thank's! :letsdrink :usaflag :usaflag


Gulf breeze walmart has some freezer bags that have a valve built in. I think its zip loc brand.



They also sell a hand pump for like $5 or something. Works good. but i find it just as easy to use the wand on my vacuum cleaner.



Super cheap compared to one of these dedicated uniits like the food saver... expensive sealer, expensive bags. Angus told me about them and they are all I use now. I mean when I was actually catching fish that is :)
 

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Have you tried the hand held ziplock (no batteries) or the hand held Reynolds (batteries) vacuum sealers ..the sell them at the Winn Dixies..uses a special zip lock bag..both work great and alot cheaper and smaller than the traditional vacuum sealers that take up alot of room ..and not much to clean..
 

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Thank's T/H But i have 2 Seal a Meal's And haven't had any problum's yet!

I even marinate my fish & meat for the grill :letsdrink with them!! Verry quick and easy! :hungry I was just woundering if anyone ealse used them! :letsdrink I have also herd frezing fish in water to helpkeep them fresh? But i never tryed it! :usaflag

 

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we've always frozen our brim in water. Don't know why, thats the way grandma did it, so moma did it, so I do it.

I used to use the vacuum sealer a lot, but I've gotten out of it. I don't have a fancy one and it takes to long to make a bag. I used to use it when making sausage but it just took to long when making 50-100 pounds of sausage.

I've thought about looking into a nicer one, but they sure are expensive.
 

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this is the way i do it.

1. unused kitchen garbage can

2.regular ziplockbags of any size

fill garbage can with water, place fish in bags about 3\4 full do not seal bag. push bag of fish as far down into the can full of water the deeper the better. you will notice all of the air being pushed out of the bag from the water pressure. move fish around in bag to get all of the air out seal the bag under the water, remove bag dry it off place in freezer. you will be amazed how well it works and the best thing is you dont have to spend an arm and leg buying those special bags. we freeze a ton of fish and wild game every year and have been usuing this method for a long time and i have never had anything taste funny or get freezer burned. hope you try it
 

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I should buy stock in foodsaver as much as use ours. I bought one about 5 years ago and it's going strong. Our freezer stays stocked. Eat the older stuff and restock as it get's low. Saves money. Tastes as fresh as the day it was caught/bought.
 

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Telum Pisces (3/15/2010)I should buy stock in foodsaver as much as use ours. I bought one about 5 years ago and it's going strong. Our freezer stays stocked. Eat the older stuff and restock as it get's low. Saves money. Tastes as fresh as the day it was caught/bought.
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Amazon was having a sale on one of the foodsaver units last year, so i went ahead and got one. I love it...although I'll bet some cheaper solutions work really well too. The hand held pumps and their bags should work fine I would think. Freezing fish in water should prevent fish from getting 'fishy', because it prevents air from touching the filets, but it's going to screw up the texture of the fish some.
 

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Fiver (3/15/2010) Freezing fish in water should prevent fish from getting 'fishy', because it prevents air from touching the filets, but it's going to screw up the texture of the fish some.
And that is what I don't like about freezing in water. What actually happens is the when water freezes, it expands. When the water in the fish also freezes it causes the meat to expand around it as well. When it's thawed too quickly, it leaves small gaps in the meat causing to be a little more mushy.

When I vacuum pack my fish, I let it air dry a bit to get all the exterior moisture off and try and seal it with as little moisture as possible. This has always kept my fish as fresh as the day I caught it. I have eaten fish over 1 year old and it still tastes great.
 

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The vacuum packers are the best method I know of for freezing foods. The packaging material comes in rolls of various sizes to accommodate what you plan on freezing, you just cut it to the desired length. I use it for everything from fish to ribs and I am totally satisfied with the results. Vacuum packaging gives you flatter packages for freezing that easily stack in on freezer shelves or in drawers. If you shop at bulk stores like SAMS it comes in real handy being able to package it up into meal sized portions, freeze it and have it nice and fresh when you pull it out of the freezer weeks or months later.
 

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Kim (3/15/2010)The vacuum packers are the best method I know of for freezing foods. The packaging material comes in rolls of various sizes to accommodate what you plan on freezing, you just cut it to the desired length. I use it for everything from fish to ribs and I am totally satisfied with the results. Vacuum packaging gives you flatter packages for freezing that easily stack in on freezer shelves or in drawers. If you shop at bulk stores like SAMS it comes in real handy being able to package it up into meal sized portions, freeze it and have it nice and fresh when you pull it out of the freezer weeks or months later.
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I use a Food Saver and just buy the bags from Wal Mart- when you think about the $ you spend fishing the bags won't make or break you either way. My freezer stays full of tripletail, snapper, and tuna, and I always have some on hand to give away to friends or neighbors.
 

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Foodsaver Rules! Works for everything, whether freezing meats or camping supplies!
 

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I had an old Foodsaver that we had been using for years and recently bought a new one at Sam's. The old one was still going strong but didn't have the bells and whistles like the new one. They are by far the best way I've ever frozen fish. I have fish in the freezer that's been there a year and wouldn't hesitate to thaw it out and have for dinner.

The only problem is bones in the filets. Bones will poke through the bags and cause them to lose vacuum seal.
 
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