Discolored near the bone Butt ??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 1894, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I don't get to smoke a lot , hense the " just starting " by my avitar.

    Had some almost green looking stuff where the meat touched the bone on a couple of butts I did yesterday and pulled this am.
    The cryopack has been in my freezer for a few months and I seem to recall it had a small leak and not frozen when I got it , but I just stuck it in the freezer. Friday ( 2/06/09 ) I thawed the pack under cold water in the laundry sink. water was in the 38 - 39 F range. All looked good and upon opening there was that "cryovac " smell so they were rinsed , rubbed ,and wrapped in foil and into the fridge overnight. Nice all day smoke in the chargriller between 210 and 250 , avg around 230 . 11 hours smoked , wrapped in foil and into the 250F oven at 170 F meat temp . out of the oven at 205 F, doubled the foil and coollered over night. 153 and 4 when I unfoiled them this am.
    That should be enough back ground . On to what the meat looked like around the bone . Heres some pics and also showing some "Stuff?? " on one of the bones.

    Is this typical , or not suposed to look like this and out with the trash monday am ?

    Doesn't taste bad , but before I share it I could use some input.
    Ate some 6 hours ago and no ill effects . Just didn't notice this color on the only other butt I cooked.

    What think ye ???
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats 1 of those things the nose knows-if I come across somthing like that I toss-hard to say in your case-I sure wouldn't want to share it with guests tho.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a bit fussy on things I eat. I don't think I'd chance it. When I buy the cryovac packs, I immediately take them out of the vac and rewrap in plastic wrap then butcher paper. Guess that's why I never smelled the "cryovac odor".
  4. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dang , That is why the question , it does pass the smell it twice test . Nothing rancid or rotten smelling.
  5. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    I got some of that with the last butt I smoked, unsure of what to do and not having the forum to go to for questions I threw it away. My assumption is that its nothing bad.

    I hope somebody knows.
  6. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Guess ol karma came and bit me on the butt.
  7. Weird. I haven't seen that before. If it was me I would err on the side of caution and pitch em. Had food poisoning before and don't want to go there again.

  8. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Looking at the bone, it almost looks like marrow might have leaked out of the bone at it cooked. Just a thought.
  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    really weird... i dunno but it dont look right to me. am not there to actually see it and not saying that trimming that area with some additional meat removed wouldnt do it but couldnt say for sure. hate to waste a whole butt man, but it would sure suck to get sick over it... and to serve to guests for sure not...
  10. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh well , can't waste a qview since I don't post many .

    Other than having to throw it all out , I had a nice smoke yesterday [​IMG]

    Rubbed with some local store bought rub combined with some brown sugar , cumin , paprika , garlic powder , black pepper , lemmon pepper salt .

    Got the fire going just before a cool pink sunrise ( wish I had a pic , it was really colorfull ) By 7 am chargriller was up to temp and a little apple and cherry wood were adding their subtle flavors to the ro lump I used for heat.

    About 2 1/2 hour in , sun is shinning on a great day for Qing
    A mix of apple juice , Cap'n Morgans and a bit of cider vin for the spray bottle.

    Into the foil pans around 150 to keep those golden juices .

    Camera batteries died , but foiled the butts when they got close to 170 .
    Dark outside so into the [​IMG]ven at 250 they went.
    207 and 209 when I took them out of the *ven , and added another layer of foil . Wrapped in towels and into the cooler they went to spend the night.

    152F was the coldest one this morn when I took them out of the cooler.

    MMMMm Lookin' yummy !!! And a bunch of golden goodness to boot !!!

    Pulled and about just under 10 #s

    Hope you all enjoyed my qview , it was fun and wish I didn't have to toss it out. [​IMG]
  11. That sucks 1894. I feel for you brother [​IMG]
  12. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ordering pizza for dinner tonight [​IMG]
  13. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Blame it on the oven...
  14. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Naw , sticking with the karma bit my butt [​IMG]

    Just to make folks feel even better , That warm weather turned our packed snow driveway into some wet uneven glare ice . Face plant I did . My wife just about passed out between laughing and The "oh crap look at the blood are you ok ? ". and my response "Yup ,just a couple of dents and leaks , but my glasses aint broke and still got all my teeff , I'm good "
    Hope this squares me with karma and SMF [​IMG]
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ouch phil-as far as karma I think u need to talk to Earl.
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you kidding? [​IMG]

    That butt is fine! The meat is always discolored by the bone, especially after a low n slow cook.

    I have done hundreds of butts and rarely is it not that color by the bone.

    Eat that pork up, if your tossing it, send it my way!
  17. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    Have to agree bubba. My first time seeing it I feed it to my in laws and they lived. so now i feed it to them all time.
  18. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have to agree with Bubba, it looks good to me. Mine has alway been discolored by the bone just like the pics. If it smells and taste good why on earth would ya throw it out.
  19. builder59

    builder59 Smoke Blower

    I just took a butt off the smoker that I put on at noon.. Mine is not nearly as bad as your. But I just assumed it was like dark meat from a chicken. It was cooked until 160 degrees and was awesome. Mine came from KROGER here in michigan, It also did not have any smell.
  20. Have you ever eat chicken that was really dark colored near the bone? It is because it was frozen and thawed, then cooked. I have heard this all my life.
    You got to remember us folk from the tarheel state eat some weird stuff all the time. Ever heard of hogs head chease, chitlins, hog jawls. Be careful.

    tarheel bill

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