Question!!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by falcon1, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    This may be a dumb question but is it safe to eat pulled pork at any temp. after it has been smoked to an temp.of 200 and has rested??? worried about the danger zone temp? TYVM
     
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It should be cold or reheated to at least 145° to prevent any further degredation in food quality.
     
  3. jbills5

    jbills5 Meat Mopper

    You should be good, but after a few hours of sitting out, I would reheat just like I would any other food that has been sitting out for a while.
     
  4. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    Thanks much, pops, jb, appreciate your feed back....
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The temp at which you eat it is not a factor for food safety, assuming it was properly handled and cooked in the first place.

    It is the length of time in the danger zone that is critical, even for fully cooked food.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
  6. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    Thank you for your in-put, much appreciated what is the longes for danger zone?? TYVM...
     
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just general guidlines?

    Raw meat, no more than 4 hours between 40 and 140F before cooking or even during cooking if the meat is not "intact muscle meat" or cured.

    Cooked leftovers sitting out no longer than two hours.

    In any case, the less time in the 40 to 140F zone, the better.

    Chef Jimmy, correct me if you see an error here?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
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  8. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    Thanks again...very good and useful information
     
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I should add that a fully cooked butt foiled, wrapped in towels and placed in an empty cooler will sit for a few hours before reaching 140 and falling into the danger zone.

    When doing that I leave a temp probe in and run the wire outside the cooler to make sure my meat does not enter the danger zone.  If the internal temp of the meat hits the danger zone, that sets the clock running on the two hour guideline.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  10. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    Sorry, still a little confused....no on can eat a cooked but, or beef roast or any meat if temp is between the danger zone?
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    NOT that eating it in the danger zone is the problem. Please see Post #5 in this thread.

    Holding it in the danger zone for EXTENDED periods cooked or uncooked is the problem.

    Please add at least your general location to your profile?

    I am beginning to wonder if we have a language issue?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
  12. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    sorry no English problem, I'm from MASS. and never smoked before. Trying to info into my head. Also, do you have any idea how long  shelf life is for spices lets say a pound....TY
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hiyas Falcon I think the spice Gods usually say a year in and airtight container and 6 months when opened. I think herbs are the same, but I know some of the spices and seeds I have, have passed that magic date and I still use them. It just lessens the intensity as they grow older. Does it matter? Not so much when I cook for me, but if I am trying to impress a lady, I might buy some new File or Saffron.
     
  14. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

    I cannot speak for anybody...but i think the point was that as long as the temp at finish smoke was over 145 with pork...it's safe?
     
  15. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

    Everything after that is to be on the cut of pork selected. For smoking of course!!
     
  16. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

    Perfect advice!
     
  17. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    tyvm. heart, very useful info..appreciate you input...Tom
     
  18. falcon1

    falcon1 Fire Starter

    YES, that's exactly what I was looking for Barn...TYVM...Thread # 14
     
  19. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

    Remember pork butts at 200 and such!
     
  20. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

    I pull mine at 200 and wrap in foil and cooler for atleast 2 hours!
     

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