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Did I get a rotten butt?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by logan08c, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. logan08c

    logan08c Newbie

    So I was supposed to be making pulled pork for a Christmas Eve party, but when I unwrapped my butt I was greeted with.. this.

    Now raw pork isn't exactly the sweetest smelling thing, but this thing could be smelled from near across the kitchen. Not wanting to potentially start an outbreak of plague I triple wrapped the thing and threw it in the freezer where I'll try to get my money back, but I am curious if anyone knows just what on earth is wrong with it. I've cooked over a dozen butts and never seen anything like it.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most likely Temperature Abuse. I worked in a Grocery store for years. It is not uncommon for customers to put meat in their cart then 5 isles later decide for whatever reason they don't want it and stick it on the shelf where ever they are at. Store employees that don't know many better will see it, who knows how many hours later, and put it back in the case. Some time later you come along and buy this meat. You get it home, break the seal and fall over from the stink...JJ
  3. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mostlikely temp abuse as Jimmy said. If you take it back I would do it ASAP. The longer you wait the more room they have to wiggle and say you did the abuse....
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    Fresh pork should have zero smell...it will have an odor if removed from vac pack but even that should dissipate. I suspect you got one that was left out of fridge..most stores should have no problem making it right, I've taken many things back.

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