Moved into a new Rural House and found a couple large mutant spiders roaming the forest nearby. Decided to kill them so they don’t disturb any future terraforming work I do. After turning said mutant spiders into fresh mutant corpses, I decided it was time to try the Full Butchery option. With the right tools at hand, the yields turned out to be much more than I expected - just over 80 chunks of fresh mutant meat. I also did not expect the game to tell me they would all rot in under a day.
I have access to a charcoal smoker but no charcoal to utilize it (I recall smoked meat being the optimal solution in older builds). I could make meat jerky, which would require an entire hour of cooking for each piece of meat I treat. I have other options, like sandwiches and burgers, but they aren’t very nutritious and don’t seem to be viable for actually preserving the meat, especially in such large amounts.
The meat is currently stored in a refrigerator; I don’t know whether storing it this way has any impact on its shelf life. Consumables seemed to stay frozen whenever I stored them in such a manner so I decided it was the best option for now. I considered making space in my active minifridge for said 20L of meat, but I don’t know if doing this will actually have any impact on it.
How can I store and cook all the meat in under a day so it doesn’t go bad? It would seem like such a huge waste if this were to happen.
TL;DR: Have 83 chunks of fresh mutant meat, 23 hours until they all rot. It is 8pm and my character is getting Tired. What can I do to preserve the meat with the time I have left, if I have no charcoal to utilize my charcoal smoker?