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Beef from a Dairy

Discussion in 'Beef' started by squirrel, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Evening all,

    I buy my milk, butter, cream from local dairy. The other day when I was in there he told me he had some fresh frozen T-bones for sale. Man, they are huge! So, I'm cooking them up right now and I noticed a smell. Not a bad smell, but like just after you mow the grass. Anybody had experience with this? I'm freaking out a little because I gots me a man friend coming fo suppa, and I don't want to feed him something that tastes like grass! LOL! I'm too skeered to taste it! Looks like I might be feeding him leftovers. [​IMG]  Dang, I was hoping to get lucky. LOL! Just kiddin'. Not really.[​IMG]
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hmmm Beef from a dairy???

    Let's review:



    Milk Cow---no longer producing,

    20 year average life span of milk cow,

    Could be a little tough.

    Tell man friend to bring his sharpest set of teeth!

    Hey squirrel---Just kidding---I hope!

  3. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Maybe a few brewskies first and he wont know. [​IMG]

  4. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yea Bear, I thought of that so I marinated them. I did just try a bite and actually it's surprisingly tender. It does have a little different flavor but not a bad flavor at all. I'm making fajitas with it so it will be mixed in with lots of other stuff. I would not have made this if I had remembered my "date".

    I must confess. I completely forgot my man friend was coming for dinner. We planned this a couple of weeks ago and he is flying in town tonite. Thank goodness he called to let me know he'd be here at 8:00. Otherwise, he'd a caught me in my sweats and a t-shirt, sprawled out on the sofa mowing through some leftover fried rice. I think I was looking through a Cabela's catalog while we were on the phone so I was hearing "blah blah blah blah" .
  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL meateater! Oh worry not, it's an open bar! I'll fix him a stiff drink before dinner.
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I aint even touching that one!
  7. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bad Bear. Bad, bad Bear.

    It was fine, the meat was tender, and the food overall was good. But I can't get past that "grassy" smell. This morning when I walked out of my bedroom the smell hit me and reminded me of dirty socks. Ewwww.... better than dirty underwear I suppose, but I'm guessing it's just not for me. Hey, you know me, I'll try just about anything. My friend had to leave fairly early and couldn't drink because he was flying. Oh well, maybe next time.

  8. dairyman

    dairyman Fire Starter

    After dairy cows have been milked they are sold and mostly ground into hamburger. Males more than likely made into steers are fed, many sold as veal calves. The meat is Ok for hamburger. Dairy cows don't have as much meat in prime cuts. like (loin and rump) as beef cows because there purpose is to milk. Older beef cows are used mostly for hambuger as well. Most young cattle are finished on a growing and later a grain ration to promote taste and tenderness that older animals lose the ability to be prime beef as they get older.
  9. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks dairyman! I'll stick with the fresh milk. Man, I could not imagine having to go back to regular old store bought milk. At my local dairy their whole milk has a little cream on top. I get the 2% for me to drink, I could easily drink half gallon a day. The whole milk makes the best cheese. I think a glass is calling my name.....
  10. dairyman

    dairyman Fire Starter

    Ask your local dairy if they can get you raw organic milk. Absolutely awesome.
  11. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I couldn't agree more with ya..  We get dairy fresh milk.  Less than 24hours from the cow to our house.   We have been getting it that way for many years now.  It drives me crazy when we go out or go out of town because the milk tastes like.   ummm  well just say more like the southbound end of the northbound steer. 
  12. Grass fed beef will sometimes have a grassy smell to it.  Seems to be worse the older a cow or steer gets.  However, I have had the best tasting meat ever from a 3 year old milk cow.  Mike
  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Did that Cow you got the meat from show signs of saddle sores, or scratches from spurs?
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It all sounds good to me. But a grass smelling t-bone I'm not sure if I'd go there but you never know. I did notice that there's no Q-view so did it happen or did it not happen????That is the question to be answered.
  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ms. Squirrel,

    I bet you could make Cow Poo Poo look good.

    Is the man worthy of dinner?

    What are his credentials?

  16. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Don't be giving her any ideas Todd!  Heck she will try it.
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Cheryl I think you should have milked that Tbone first [​IMG]
  18. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You guys are nuts. You call me crazy?? Well just look at the company I keep! [​IMG]

    Papa Bear - I've got your saddle sores for ya


    Mark - I will not take pics of a smelly piece of meat, no matter how cute he is. [​IMG]

    Todd - or should I be calling you "daddy Todd" his "credentials" are he's hot, and he loves my cooking.

    meateater - I am thinking cow patties have a whole new meaning.

    Scarbelly - I tried. Oh how I tried. [​IMG]

    You guys rock!!!!!!

    I learned my lesson!!!!!

    No more dairy cow for me!!!!!

    Love you looonnnnnnggggg time!!!!

    Edit: Okay I just got a good look at the picture above, looks like the squirrel has a little "camel toe" action going on. Just sayin'.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

     I would guess it might have spur marks but I hear she rides bareback and doesn't use a saddle either