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    Hi when camping whats the best way to store biltong and vors....Thx Janice

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    For long term storage, freezer.

    Short term storage, brown paper.
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    If desperate, newspaper works for a short time but try use the unprinted pages...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    For long term storage, freezer.

    Short term storage, brown paper.
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    Thx guys.
    3 weeks kruger South heading North...got in Brown paper but is in a fridge ok?

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    It tends to get soggy in the fridge.

    Rather freeze them and keep them as a frozen "stick" in the freezer. In the brown paper, they are going to dry out.
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    Luckily I dont have this problem I dont keep it long enough

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    Ek het nog nooit nodig gehad om te stoor nie, in my huis hou biltong en "vors" sorry Janice, net 'n paar dae. Brommers kry nie eens sitplek nie. Huismense begin al peusel vandat dit winddroog is, ek help natuurlik.
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    Agree with HenriS.

    At the coast - high humidity - seal or vaccum pack and freeze, or keep in the fridge. Being at the coast, and just to test this I have had a couple of packs of vacuum packed biltong, dry wors, etc, lying in the back of my Discovery since last Thursday(not direct sunlight). All still looks and tastes fine -and this is after I took it out of the deep freeze and thawed it in the vehicle....

    Don't know what size fridge you will be using?Space might be an issue...

    Inland where it is usually much dryer - brown paper bags are okay (should be okay for KNP too).Just keep it out of the sun.I would suggest packing small amounts into smaller packets and eating or thawing as you require it.
    I also used to keep my biltong and dry wors in pillow cases in a dark cool place up in Pretoria, and it kept for many months - you could try this if you have the facilities to do so where you would be staying..

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    I usually divide in to smaller packs and vacuum pack. Easily lasts 3 weeks in a fridge.

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    how long can i keep sliced biltong, that is not too wet, closer to dry side, but not completely there.
    i have small brown paper bags. after i slice them up i put them in there, and in fridge.

    Question 1 : how long will it last sliced in the small paper bags?

    Question 2 : if i was to obtain bigger paper bags that can hold the whole unsliced biltong, how long can i keep it in there. Will newspaper work in the pinch?

    no doubt my family would devour the biltong in week if i let them, but worried about health issue (me first with the gout ).
    1.5kg of biltong for 4 people too much to consume in a week?

    Question 3: what is generally acceptable healthy level of biltong consumption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalkill View Post
    how long can i keep sliced biltong, that is not too wet, closer to dry side, but not completely there.
    i have small brown paper bags. after i slice them up i put them in there, and in fridge.

    Question 1 : how long will it last sliced in the small paper bags?

    Question 2 : if i was to obtain bigger paper bags that can hold the whole unsliced biltong, how long can i keep it in there. Will newspaper work in the pinch?

    no doubt my family would devour the biltong in week if i let them, but worried about health issue (me first with the gout ).
    1.5kg of biltong for 4 people too much to consume in a week?

    Question 3: what is generally acceptable healthy level of biltong consumption?
    Biltong is a power food, just drink water to offset the salt intake (I'm not a Dr, but I do think I am right )


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    Default Re: Best way to storage for biltong?

    Who keeps biltong longer than a week anyways.

    I really don't know.

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    I make my own biltong ...about 3 kg per month
    What helps me is...wrap in waxwrap then lots of layers of newspaper and freeze...takes about 15 minutes to defrost

    Has lasted up to 6 months for travel times

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    Default Re: Best way to storage for biltong?

    Quote Originally Posted by dalkill View Post
    how long can i keep sliced biltong, that is not too wet, closer to dry side, but not completely there.
    i have small brown paper bags. after i slice them up i put them in there, and in fridge.

    I always stored biltong in small brown paper bags. It does not even have to go in the fridge.

    The paperbags will keep drying it.

    If very wet, it may develop a light dusting of mould, but it is still edible. Heavily moulded, I will probably chuck it. But mould is not such a big issue on biltong as fly eggs and larvae.

    When I still made large quantities of biltong, I would hang it to dry and then freeze, unsliced, in brown paper bags.
    Defrost for about 30 minutes before slicing. Freezing also dries it out.
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    Default Re: Best way to storage for biltong?

    I have frozen dried biltong in vacuum packs plenty of times. It doesn't really dry out further if the bag is sealed (if not sealed it will continue to dry) it defrosts pretty quickly as mentioned and is ready to eat but can also be stored in brown paper bags for a week or so (in the fridge or out). It could possibly last longer but I don't know from experience.


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    Default Re: Best way to storage for biltong?

    I make about 3-4 Kg (wet)

    Remove once it slightly soft (pink middle) 2-3 Days
    Then Everything goes into freezer, first cling wrapped then in zip lock bags, except one piece to nibble on.

    I slice once it is slightly defrosted to eat or give to family

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    Depends how long you want keep it for.

    We had wet vacuumed packed biltong in the freezer now for 9 months.

    If you slice or keep it whole and dry and you freeze it you can keep it for months.
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    Default Re: Best way to storage for biltong?

    Ek het gister 30kg (nat) in speserye gesit.

    Ek kan net 10kg op 'n slag droog. Sodra dit droog (nog pienk binne) is, kerf ek alles op en pak dit in ziplock sakkies. Vrieskas toe.

    Die ander 20 kg gaan met sout en speserye in sakke ook vrieskas toe. Ek haal uit, ontdooi en hang dan soos benodig. Hierdie biltong is vir een of ander rede baie lekker.

    (Dit is nie alles vir my nie. Ek maak ook vir ander mense )
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    I will store it for you! No guarantee's though!
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