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Is meat still good?

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Thread Starter 

I ruded 3 pork butts and put in zip lock bags in my 2nd refrig for16 hours but it was not working it was 70 degrees this morning do you think it is safe to use? 

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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post



post #4 of 11

Nope X 2. Sorry. Even with the salt in the rub, there are still risks...JJ

post #5 of 11

Like Clint said.....'you feelin' lucky??'

post #6 of 11

Ouch That Hurts!!


Gotta get a therm for that fridge.


I have my old Maverick ET-73 on the side of my meat curing fridge:

I keep the smoker probe hanging on one of the shelves. That one tells me the air temp at any given second.

Then I keep a half full bottle of water in that fridge, with the end of the Meat probe in the water.

That meat probe tells me what the inside temp of a piece of meat in the fridge is.


I keep that on 24---7----365, and have to change batteries about twice a year.



post #7 of 11

Using that meat is not just taking chances.....it's dancing with the devil.  Sorry for the loss, but toss it out.

post #8 of 11

Lots of good advice, sorry about the butts I know they are not cheep 


Gary S

post #9 of 11

You know what to do.


Cheaper than hospitals or caskets.


Good luck and good smoking.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks I didnot use it 

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Probably not much comfort, but almost the same thing happened to me in the early 80's  I had just got my new smoker/grill combo home, cooked a couple of small quick things and ready to try a brisket. Got a nice Big brisket seasoned it up, built a fire in my smoker and put it on. This was late about 10 or 11 PM  I was going to smoke it all night, check it in the morning and wanting it to be ready by lunch. (have to remember I was a rookie just starting out, no cell phone, google or SMF) Stoked up the fire box with wood and went to bed. Got up early all excited,went out to check my brisket expecting to see and smell something wonderful, I knew something was wrong when I didn't see any heat rising off the smoker, opened the door and it looked just like it did when I put it on, Fire had gone out and it had been sitting there all night. Straight in the trash as bad as I hated to, and back to the store for another. The reason my fire went out was all my fault. As I said this was a new smoker I designed and had one of my welders fab. It was a combo unit smoker and grill straight flow design. it had a damper between the FB and CC which I failed to open. 


Gary S

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