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    I have no clue how much 150 lbs of meat looks like...And since I didn't get a reply from that guy with the freezer for beer I have to buy one...

    How big is your freezer and how much meat can you fit in it? Any clue how much space 150 lbs will fit? I'm going to be buying another 80 lbs of poultry too soon so I need space!

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    Here is a guide for determining how much freezer space you will need:

    28 cu. ft. of freezer space for ~600-800 lbs. of meat
    14 cu. ft. of freezer space for ~250-600 lbs. of meat
    7 c u. ft. of freezer space for ~125-250 lbs. of meat

    Each freezer is a little different, chest freezers can hold more than uprights. It also depends how you package your meat. How tightly meat is packed in plays a huge role.
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    I have a vacuum packer. :D Gonna use that! I'll do a chest freezer for sure!

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    I like chest freezers for long term storage, uprights are easy for everyday access. Things tend to get buried in a chest freezer that makes it more difficult to access...at least in our house it does LOL


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    LOL. No kidding right! You probably have to move a hundred lbs of meat to get to what you want sometimes. :P
    But it's inspiring, I'd love to have a couple of freezers for my dogs and 800 lb orders!

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    Our 15 cu. ft. upright I believe can hold about 350 lbs of meat if I package it all well. Sadly enough I've now taken over part of "our" freezer too which is a 7 cu. ft. chest freezer. I'd say most of what is in that freezer is for the dogs too!

    I like the upright WAY more for organizing. The shelves make it easier to stack things and not having them fall over creating just a big "pile" of bags to dig through compared to our chest freezer.
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    We have a 14 cubic ft chest freezer, and I put about 430 pounds of meat in it after our last bulk order. I will admit that I could have packed it better, and I have four 40 pound cases and a 30 pound case sitting in it not broken down (lack of containers to break it down into...) so it could defiantly hold what you are looking for and then some! We are already looking into a second freezer (we have 5 big-eaters, and I want room for more variety and more than a months food at a time!!!) but I'm torn between another chest or an upright....
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    Ahh, I'm so glad I can vaccuum pack everything...I was worried about how I was going to store it, but now I'm pretty excited. :D I think that might save a ton of room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavePaws View Post
    LOL. No kidding right! You probably have to move a hundred lbs of meat to get to what you want sometimes. :P
    But it's inspiring, I'd love to have a couple of freezers for my dogs and 800 lb orders!
    So true. And I swear I am going to end up with frostbite one of these days trying to find that one chunk of beef liver....I know it's in there somewhere!

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    I'm really short lol, I'm so scared I'm going to fall into the freezer or something trying to dig something out of the bottom. :p

    We are getting a 15 cubic foot chest freezer at Sears on Sunday. :D I'm so excited! They say you can store something like 600 lbs of food in it, we will see just how much I can stuff it with. :p
    It's actually 14.8 cubic feet, but you know, almost 15.
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