Right then chaps. The long awaited "shed" is now on the move! I recon it will be about a month to six weeks and I'll have a 7x5m (23'x16') room to prep my Deer in!
The area has to be shared with work tools so isn't a pro outfit. It will however have a folding table which can be kept clean, painted floor and a splash catching tray and a pulley to hang a carcass from when skinning etc. I also plan to put in one of those stainless steel farm sinks and have a hot water feed so hygene, although not up to slaughter house standards, will be more than acceptable.
Now, chillers. I have some spare space allocated for the chiller. At a push I could go 2x3m (6'x10') but would really like to keep it a bit tighter to the back wall. I've looked at both built in pro chiller units and double drink chillers and I'm not sure what to go for? Flat out I'm likely to only need to store two Deer (Roe) at any one time so a double door drink chiller would do fine. I've also seen just the chiller unit to be fitted to a home made store but I'm not sure how simple it would be to build and insulate this kind of structure?
We have some pro outfits and some keen hobby shooters on here, so what do you all use? What are the pros and cons of each system? I want to be able to hang up what I shoot and deal with it the next day pretty much. So cutting up and freezing will take place within 48 hours. At the moment they get hung from the beech tree in the garden and hacked into joint sized pieces. Then they're moved to the fridge then the freezer the same day which feels a little too hillbilly like for me!