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  • Ahumadora
    Club Member
    • Oct 2015
    • 2174
    • Warkworth, New Zealand

    -40c in the freezer

    Had a butcher tell me that they freeze their meat to below -40c to break the proteins making it more tender. I bit my tongue and didn't say anything, but would like to hear blonders take on this process.
  • holehogg
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    • Nov 2017
    • 2595
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Don't see how it could be more tender I'd find it difficult enough to get even a bite out of the meat.

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    • JGo37
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      #3
      To my thinking, using deep cold to crush the molecular interstitial displacements in animal muscle wouldn't affect the proteins at all, but might tone things up really well - like a day at the gym.

      It better not affect the proteins, because I plan to go into cryo-freeze soon, and be woke up in ~ 300 years.

      (that sales guy isn't lying to me, is he? he also asked if I'd take a credit payment from one of his clients and give him the cash, because he doesn't accept credit cards yet.)

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      • jgreen
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        • Oct 2014
        • 2742
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        #4
        I know when we get that temp up here it really doesn’t make me feel any more tender.

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 8262
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #5
          Where is this shop & remind me not to go there.

          I beg your pardon, I repeat myself.

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          • ecowper
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            • Jul 2014
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            • Maple Valley, WA
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              Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

            #6
            I bet he lets the meat thaw to room temperature, too

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            • Jerod Broussard
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              #7
              Ironically Celsius and Fahrenheit agree at -40.

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              • EdF
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                Confused the hell out of me when I looked to the conversion!

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