Bone Sour question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by iowabbd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. I have had a ham in brine for 10 days the ham looks great but the bone looks funny and is soft. Is this normal? I can find people referring to bone sour but can't find info on what it looks like or how you know if the bone has soured? Please help don't really want to get a bunch of people sick.

    By the way I did inject it with brine all around the bone.


  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My first question was going to be about injecting all around the bone.
    Did you have the proper cure mixture or like GnuBee mentioned maybe the temp was too high?
    Would hate for you to have to toss a whole ham but that doesn't sound like something I would risk eating.
  4. It was for sure under 40. I actually struggled to keept it warm enough the cure works properly 38. Thanks for the replies.

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