Soaking game bags

cgasner1

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Does anyone soak the game bag in citric acid before they go in debating on trying that this year


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Robinhood21

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That sounds like a good idea, I may have to try that this year


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cgasner1

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I’ve heard of people soaking them then letting them dry just curios about how much water to acid they use doing that kind of thing


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Mykolaivka887

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Nope, I don't use citric acid, nor vinegar. Just game bags and I make sure that the wind can circulate around each section of a butchered animal.
 

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not recommended and has no scientific validity after 24 hours as a meat sack, but i wont bore you with the data except to say citric acid is a prescription for a set of conditions around our meat like a pain killer is for migraine. It's great to have when you need it but expect not to very often.

Temps > 60F = yes
deep wound channel treatment = yes

The reason I don't recommend pre-soaking game bags in citric acid is two-fold: 1) bacteria doesn't begin to grow or replicate until its environment (our meat) stabilizes, which takes roughly 18-24 hours; 2) once meat has made contact with the surface of the pre-soaked bag material, the "dose" is applied and the surface pH will temporarily lower (but inconsistently when tested) for up to 18-24 hours before pH levels return to baseline...however that "dose" is unnecessary until 24 hours post harvest anyway. Think of it like taking a pill for a headache you'll have tomorrow...
 
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Works for me I’ll just bring the powder incase I need it


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