Freezing deer cape?

Submitted by Christian on 11/06/2002. ( ) 204.73.104.52

When freezing deer cape how do you roll it up and put it in plastic bags? Should hair or skin side be showing when it is rolled up?

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Dont roll it up tight.

This response submitted by John C on 11/06/2002. ( ) 64.216.172.58

Remember hair is a great insulater. I roll my deer capes length ways and only loosly roll them up and then only after deep chilling the cape. You can easily deep chill the cape and start rolling length ways, then place it is a cold 4 inch pvc pipe tube.
Makes them stack neatly, reuse the tubes for the next cape.


Good tip John

This response submitted by Coyote on 11/07/2002. ( mrathnow@comcast.net ) 68.42.185.174

Now there's a good tip. Excellent John. I'll definitely will remember to use the PVC tubing.


dang thats a good tip

This response submitted by HOSS on 11/07/2002. ( ) 12.6.173.5

Thanx John, I learn a new tip every day on here. I'll have to try that one.

Do you leave in a plastic bag or do you cap the ends of the tubes?


I leave them in the tube in a plastic bag.

This response submitted by John C on 11/07/2002. ( ) 64.216.172.51

You can leave them in the tube in a plastic bag or remove them from the tube. I also leave the ends open.

I did find some French Drain PVC pipe, has holes in it, allows faster freezing too. But if you leave them in the tube, use a marker and write the customers name and order number on the tube, form size, left or right. The marker will come off with a little lacqeur thinner and can be reused.

Simple and neat, I wish I had figured this out several years ago.


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