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    Ducks post shooting - cleaning and storage

    Getting close to that time of year, thought I'd see if anyone had a better method than I've got, always good to learn new tricks.

    Once retrieved, hang by beak until stiff, then in the afternoon pluck and gut. Save the hearts as well as the livers if you can, they are both great eating. Everything into rubbish bags and into ice bath with beers.

    Same treatment for next days ducks.

    Home, everything into a 2:1 salt sugar brine for 2 days. Then drain, pat dry and vaccum pack.

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    Fuck I'm getting keen for the boom twack fellas!
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    if you walking along jump shooting ,pluck as you go,really easy to pluck when still hot,you can rub the down off with thumb when feathers are gone.

    if going to breast them at home...for crying out loud PLEASE cut off wings so they dont look like whole dumped ducks when PETA takes photos at local tip like they do every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HG Man View Post
    Getting close to that time of year, thought I'd see if anyone had a better method than I've got, always good to learn new tricks.

    Once retrieved, hang by beak until stiff, then in the afternoon pluck and gut. Save the hearts as well as the livers if you can, they are both great eating. Everything into rubbish bags and into ice bath with beers.

    Same treatment for next days ducks.

    Home, everything into a 2:1 salt sugar brine for 2 days. Then drain, pat dry and vaccum pack.

    __________

    Fuck I'm getting keen for the boom twack fellas!
    Your salt sugar brine sounds like a great idea. How much water do you put in with the salt and sugar? Do you boil it or just stir in ?

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    What I do, the procedures are like this. Gut it - Hot water pluck it - cold water wash it - hand it until skin dried - wrap it up for everything you like to do, aging it or..
    Always short of one more good fishing & hunting friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WireWorking View Post
    Your salt sugar brine sounds like a great idea. How much water do you put in with the salt and sugar? Do you boil it or just stir in ?
    I go 2 tablespoons of brine to a litre of water. I add the total amount of brine needed to say 500mls of boiling water, dissolve it all then add it to the rest of the water. Saves having to wait for it to cool down.

 

 

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