Fell asleep- need advice Please.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newbie86, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. newbie86

    newbie86 Newbie

    Well i fell asleep,smoking salami. It was from a cabelas kit using a Masterbuilt electric smoker. What i do know is i had it set at 180 degrees the last time i checked it it was at 132 with 2 hours left on the timer. When i checked it about 3 hours later smoker was off and internal temp showed 133.I started  at 120 for an hour  bumped it to 140 for an hour 160 for an hour then 180 for 4-5 hours before the smoker shut down.   I am not real familiar smoking to gauge how fast the temp raises . it was in the single digits outside with the vent about quarter of the way. Any one have any idea if its would,be safe to eat? My intructions said to pull at 156 and place in a water bath.

    I did throw it in a water bath for 20 minutes and it is now in the fridge. Any suggestions what are the chances it reached 156? Is it too late to put it in the oven. If I can go that route what should I set the oven temp to?

    Thanks
     
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Cure in it will cover the safety issue. Now you just need to finish the cook. Any means you wish to take, smoker, oven, hot water bath, is fine. Set for 165-175°F and put the salami in and get to an IT of 156. I can't say how long since it is cold now. Go buy IT not time then chill below an IT of 100°F and  bloom or refer...JJ
     
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  3. newbie86

    newbie86 Newbie

    Thank you. I feel alot better now. What does bloom mean?
     
  4. I think many have had this issue a time or two [​IMG][​IMG]what i did just to be safe was to toss in the oven on low and bumped every hour 10 degrees to 170 (just like you do with the smoker) i then ran the sticks to 155 and pulled them FYI there was a little fat out in some so they were a touch dry IMO.

    Good Luck with your decision,

    OS
     
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  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You are welcome...Bloom is hanging at Room Temp for an hour or 2 to let the meat from a Water Bath dry a bit to improve casing texture and set color...JJ
     

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