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08-05-2015, 12:57 PM
I went out to my storage shed this morning to get a rack of ribs out of my deep freeze to put on for dinner as soon as I stepped inside the door the funk slapped me in the face.:mad2: After fighting the now dead freezer and its contents outside then getting it loaded up in the 520's bucket, I cranked up the back hoe and burried it deep out in the middle of nowhere.

08-05-2015, 12:59 PM
Ugh!, I'm sorry to hear that

Mike Twangzer
08-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Man ...sorry to hear that..... on ocassion my fridge and freezer door does not close all the way ... too late for a really hot and really fast cook ???

08-05-2015, 01:06 PM
Just terrible. Like a nightmare. I'm not far if you need a brisket. This is an emergency situation.

08-05-2015, 01:07 PM
No freezer alarm I take it then?

My brother and dad had this happen to them, such a bad way to start a day.

08-05-2015, 01:12 PM
No freezer alarm I take it then?

My brother and dad had this happen to them, such a bad way to start a day.

Yea freezer alarm is a meat saver.

Sorry to hear blu...that blows:tsk:

08-05-2015, 01:32 PM
Sorry to read that. That's a lot of meat to go bad.
A stand up freezer where I once worked was filled with tuna & somehow got unplugged.
This was discovered after the whole thing had defrosted & sat for several weeks.
Can't really describe the smell.
We refroze everything, took the forklift & dropped it in the dumpster early on collection day.

08-05-2015, 01:41 PM
damn. Im still recovering from the loss of a deer I processed last fall and lost to my freezer dieing.

08-05-2015, 01:46 PM

Sorry to hear that Blu.


08-05-2015, 01:54 PM
Sorry man.

Hope you find a good replacement soon!

08-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Glad it was only 200 lbs. a full freezer would have been much sadder.

08-05-2015, 01:56 PM
And I was pissed when I lost 2 whole salmon fillets and about 15lbs of a venison. Sorry for your loss. Maybe burying it all when produce a calf...

08-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Dang....not good at all.

08-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Sorry to hear that. I couldn't imagine such a loss. That would be hard to take.

08-05-2015, 02:49 PM
Oh man! that is terrible! Sorry brother:sad:

08-05-2015, 02:58 PM
I feel your pain... And loss, take six weeks off to mourn

08-05-2015, 03:04 PM
Yikes. That would make my stomach turn without having to smell it. With the smell... yikes.

08-05-2015, 03:08 PM
I feel your pain. I had some workers put in a patio and they blew the fuse in my garage and didn't tell me. I was laid up after just having a surgery or I would have noticed that the freezer in the garage went out. By the time I was really up moving around four days had gone by and everything was ruined.

08-05-2015, 03:16 PM
So sorry to hear that Bludawg. I lost a freezer awhile back, but at least I caught it in time. Mine was filled with seven bushel's of Hatch green chile. I quickly ripped out the ice makers out of my other two fridges and started stuffing. Whew!

08-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Daughter didn't make sure the freezer was closed before she left for camp. I figured it out yesterday and she left sunday. I don't even know what we lost. I looked at the wife and said. "You'd better take a look or I will just lose it". I didn't expect she would clean it out but later she said it was better that way. Ugh

So I feel your pain brother. Wish I had a backhoe and place to bury too. I'd probably bury the damn freezer too.

08-05-2015, 03:30 PM
i had a small upright freezer that had the temperature control which also turns it off on the front lower corner. one of the kids my wife baby sits for turned it off. lost venison, beef, and about 30 chickens... 4 to 5 months later my wife found the freeze off this time, lost venison and veggies this time. we also refroze everything both times and tossed in the trash on trash day.

we traded that freezer to her folks for a their large upright that has temp control on inside top!

08-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Gotta stay on top on that ****, Dawg.

08-05-2015, 04:09 PM
WOW Sorry to hear that. That sucks!

08-05-2015, 04:23 PM
WOW! Sorry, man. At least you got to use heavy equipment burying it.

08-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Oh. Man. Sorry.
That is truly awful.

08-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Bugger! That sucks! Happened to me twice. Lots of game-birds the first time ... can't just run to the grocery and buy ruffed grouse!:x Sorry for your loss!

08-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Thanks ya'll I got to go get another freezer soon hunting season is coming up.

Bob C Cue
08-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Makes a grown man want to cry.

08-05-2015, 05:10 PM
Sorry to hear that Bludawg, it's the pitts man.

08-05-2015, 05:31 PM
No other way to put it except that sucks!!! Time to go meat shopping!!

08-05-2015, 05:38 PM
Blu sorry for your loss!!

08-05-2015, 06:16 PM
now that sucks! did you at least get to put a couple of 12ga venting holes in to it before you buried it.... :doh:

Happy Hapgood
08-05-2015, 06:22 PM
Sorry to hear that. I'm guessing y'all are in the hundreds too. A freezer alarm may be the way to go. At least you had a good way to dispose of the meat.

08-05-2015, 06:31 PM
Next to losing a relative, friend or dog not necessarily in that order this is next in line.

A buddy of mine told me a story about him losing several hundred pounds of meat in the same fashion and they just buried the whole freezer.

08-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Sux to tha bone.. I went by the freezer the other day in my out building and noticed the warning light was on... The door was ajar... I lost some meat.. But not all of it.. I hate that for you brother....

smoke ninja
08-05-2015, 08:53 PM
200lbs? What did you have in there a body?

08-05-2015, 09:28 PM
Damn! That seriously sucks. Thoughts to you brother.

It has me thinking though. What is the best freezer alarm? And is it really worth it to have a freezer?

08-05-2015, 09:29 PM
Good time to dispose of extra bodies mate

Smoke on Badger Mountain
08-05-2015, 10:26 PM
That is so very sad. Sorry brother

08-05-2015, 10:31 PM
My sympathies. My own such event was totally my fault. As I walked out the door for a two week summer vacation and thinking (big mistake) about preventing burglary, I turned off the power to the garage. Completely forgot I had a freezer full of food inside. Black mildew, maggots and stench. Ended up giving the freezer away.

08-05-2015, 11:31 PM
Been there done that, only I unplugged mine, why? To plus in my electric cooler to thaw a butt in. I to ally spaced on that little brown plug in being for the freezer and just unplugged it and three days later when I went to check on the butt in the cooler I walked into the storage room, smelt that undeniable smell and swore really loudly for a long time.