I heard it's bad to refeeze meat. Someone told me it's less bad to refeeze bones. I have the bones from a venison shoulder someone gave me and thought it would make a nice gallon or so of broth but not right now, got plenty of other stuff. The shoulder was frozen when we got it, whole, and I wasn't able to saw off pieces to put back in the freezer and had to defrost it for processing. We're making a stew and chili with the rest.


I don't think there is a big problem re-freezing bones themselves.

If you plan to use the meat attached to bones (not clear from your question), then, yes, re-freezing and re-thawing will cause the meat to become mushy, even for a stew.

  • Just fot broth but yes there are sporadic traces of meat still attached to the bone
    – amphibient
    Nov 25 '18 at 20:39
  • should be OK in a stew or soup then
    – Max
    Nov 26 '18 at 4:52

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