Treating the Meat with Citric Acid
You can purchase food grade citric acid powder at most pharmacies or feed stores. When mixed with water and applied to game, citric acid slows bacteria growth and seals the meat with a layer of acidity that deters flies from laying eggs on the meat.
- Once the meat is hung, remove the bags.
- Mix the citric acid powder with water. Use two ounces of citric acid per quart of water.
- Spray the meat with the citric acid mixture until the mixture begins to run off the meat. Don’t worry about the citric acid mixture getting the meat too wet. The mixture dries quickly.