Dealing With Hair during Butchering - Suggestions?

hoodat

Ridin' The Range
Joined
Feb 20, 2011
Messages
294
Reaction score
2
Points
59
I start with a handfull of coarse salt like kosher or sea salt and rub down the carcass with it; follow that with a hose down with cold water and you should have a reasonably clean carcass. A few stray hairs will not be noticeable after cooking.
 

Stratmoore Farms

Exploring the pasture
Joined
Oct 17, 2011
Messages
27
Reaction score
0
Points
22
Hutch said:
I am new at this and have studied it more than I have done it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDmHG_8pwE

I just saw this video for the first time a short while ago. I got some good tips from it. One was to hose the rabbit before you remove any skin. Helps with hair.

A few things I did differently or in addition to video:

Whack head, with point of knife, cut past windpipe for carotid/jugler, leave windpipe intact
Express the bladder
Remove head, feet, tail
Slit skin across back and pull toward ends
Cut pubic part of pelvis with scissors/shears

I have to include this video too. I look forward to the day when I can debone like this.

Deboning video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ud68Qmdyc
This guy is an artist.
Thanks for the link. Such a simple step as hosing down before skinning sure does make a big difference.
 

nerissad

Exploring the pasture
Joined
Dec 22, 2011
Messages
36
Reaction score
0
Points
22
Stratmoore Farms said:
Hutch said:
I am new at this and have studied it more than I have done it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDmHG_8pwE

I just saw this video for the first time a short while ago. I got some good tips from it. One was to hose the rabbit before you remove any skin. Helps with hair.

A few things I did differently or in addition to video:

Whack head, with point of knife, cut past windpipe for carotid/jugler, leave windpipe intact
Express the bladder
Remove head, feet, tail
Slit skin across back and pull toward ends
Cut pubic part of pelvis with scissors/shears

I have to include this video too. I look forward to the day when I can debone like this. :D

That deboning video was SOO neat. I have 17 babies I want to turn into saussage but am intimidated by all that deboning.

Deboning video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ud68Qmdyc
This guy is an artist.
Thanks for the link. Such a simple step as hosing down before skinning sure does make a big difference.
 

lexibot

Exploring the pasture
Joined
Oct 27, 2012
Messages
40
Reaction score
2
Points
22
The only way to know is how your butcher process goes. When i first did one, i laid it on a surface, cut off its head, drained the blood, skinned it, gutted it, the like a dummy, put the bugger back on the surface and all my meat got covered with fur!! So id rinse the surface before returning the fresh meat for quartering.
 
Top