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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do you store your RAW

I am wanting to store my daily dog's food in plastic containers because the plastic bags leak blood when thawed.

What did everyone come up for a solution.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 03:18 PM
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Deep freezer and a dog fridge
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What type of containers?
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plastic. they do crack even though it's pretty heavy duty

excuse my nasty kitchen
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actually, sp far only the tops cracked. not sure why. so it doesn't leak and I still use thrm. I have like 15 of them and buy 200 lbs at a time

and then lug it to the 3rd floor, then package it in containers. lots of fun
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I separate the bulk orders into zip lock bags and refreeze. I thaw those bags in a large plastic container to catch any mess, but I try to only semi-thaw when I separate each meal to eliminate at least some of the leaks. I make/separate a days worth of food at once and store those in plastic containers. I refreeze the zip locks until I finish what is in them. The next day, I go about thawing some more food out again and repeat the process.

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I save my 2qt green tripe deli containers and reuse them for anything that will fit in them. 6 duck necks fit perfectly. There is no leakage. I usually put 2-3 days worth of meals in a tote and thaw at room temp or in the drawers of my dog food(and beer) fridge. The drawers hold any drippings from the packages. My fridge has a tray that fits across the bottom with a 1" lip around to contain any other blood/juice from the meat. I've also saved some containers from bulk salads or ice cream to set bags in for thawing. I still get messes, lol....though the deli containers are really nice and no mess.

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we do a month at a time. use zip lock bags and freeze all but a couple days. Those go in a mini fridge in our garage only for her food. Some leakage but at least its only in a dedicated fridge

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I break down chickens and portion into Ziplock freezer bags. The individual baths go into a large Ziplock in 3 day portions, then into the freezer. I keep 3 days out at a time. Those bags are stored in a Lexan container inside a drawer in the fridge.

IMO, if you are getting pools of fluid in your refrigerator, you should look at containing things better.

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i have freezer bags for 2 days worth, I semi thaw enough to get a meal out (my girl likes frozen). When they are frozen I keep them in the dog freezer in the garage, but when I thaw I get a big bowl in my kitchen and put the bag in it to thaw in case it drips.


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