apologies, I know this has been covered before because I searched, but as always there were a million matching threads and all had different snippets of the info I'm after.
I've noticed it's possible to get hold of a second hand 1.5 meter domestic fridge for less than the cost of a fish and chip supper. I'm thinking that when I eventually manage to shoot another deer (rather than keep blanking like I have recently) it might be good to have somewhere better to hang it than just stuck in the cellar, so that I'm under less pressure to get it butchered etc without the risk of spoiling or whatever else. My questions are:
Is thay big enough and/or does anyone have a special way of hanging or part butchering to make it big enough?
Do I need to put a fan in there, and if so is a standard desk fan sat in the bottom ok?
Assuming I clean the fridge properly after its had a furry carcass in it, I'm guessing I can also use it to store the butchered meat. How long will it keep? I know when it's off, obviously, but I don't want to waste anything because I left it too long in a fridge instead of freezing.
Thanks all. There's no way I'm buying a coke chiller or anything like that, but the big fridge is within even my budget!