How long is chicken good once it's brined?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sumosmoke, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got a dilemma ... want to smoke a chicken for a co-worker but am afraid it may be too old to smoke. Here's the timetable:

    Bought 3 chix on Tuesday and brined all 3 overnight on Tuesday and smoked 2 of the 3 chix on Wednesday. The 3rd was rinsed and wrapped in foil, placed back into the fridge.

    Am I safe to smoke it today or is past it's prime to be cooked? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would think it would be fine/ Sniff it, lol. Sometimes the salt in the brine reacts to foil though.
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did give it a whiff and it smelled ok - like the brine ... hmm ...
     
  4. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke it! chix I would think would have a real foul smell..hee hee if it was passed prime time...
    xoxo
    k
     
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You will know after ya smoke it laurel, if it wen't bad it will stink sumtin awful, I would think ya'd be alright. But ifin yer concerned, toss it, cause ya don't wanna make anybody sick.

    Had some bad birds once, found out after the smoke, they rode back ta the store strapped ta the bumper a the jeep cause ya couldn't stand the stink!
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the tips so far .... after pulling back the skin to apply some rub the texture of the meat was really pasty ... yuck ... so I tossed it. Don't want to jeopardize my co-workers (and possible future business) from getting ill due to a guess on my part ...
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good call laurel-when in doubt toss out- chicken is cheap.
     

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