Monday afternoon I bought the prettiest butt is ever laid eyes on. Brought it straight home and stuck it in the fridge. My fridge is fairly new, has a great seal and is on it's coolest setting. The "date" on the butt was 11/21. I planned to prep it tonight and smoke it tomorrow. Yesterday morning I noticed an "eggy" smell in the fridge. Ok, I had boiled eggs Wednesday night and made deviled eggs Thursday (they were eaten immediately) so I thought it was a lingering smell... Nope, it was the Butt.
Meanwhile, the fat cap from last Sunday's smoke (uncooked) is still in the fridge and is fine, and so is everything else in the fridge, which tells me my fridge was cool enough... Should that butt gone that bad that quick? It was from a new source, a local meat market that supplies American raised, processed meats (pork is from the Midwest). The owner said they get the shoulders whole (cryopacked, which they sell, as is) and split into the butt and picnic. It is wrapped in heavy grade Saran type wrap, which is still tight with no (visable) holes. I just don't feel it should gone to hell in a handbag between Monday 6pm to being stinky in the fridge by Friday morning and totally bad by Saturday morning... Am I wrong?