Do Not Char Meat

Discussion in 'Beef' started by waysideranch, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just heard a report we are all going to die. Consumer report says if you are searing and charring your meat cancer is just around the corner(HCA levels). Well we must die from something. Smoke on.
  2. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I think that only refers to charing meat in a Teflon coated pan.
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heck, several years ago, there was a report going around, that SMOKING MEAT, will give ya cancer........gotta die of summin, i do
  4. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have beat quad bypass, diabetes, high blood pressure. I guess cancer is the pitch hitter. Bring on the smoke.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think I read that if you marinade you cut the risk to almost zero.
    Thay are talking about grilling. The teflon is another problem, well most non stick surfaces.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't drink the water, it is polluted, don't eat this er that cause it has sumtin in it er causes this er that, don't breath the air cause it's polluted, heck were all dead now, so I'm gonna keep right on doin it my way. Experts er only experts cause somebody listens to em.
  7. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    its funny you mention this..... I.....I feel not so good..... I think I .....gurgle, gurlge....[​IMG] ....[​IMG]
  8. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    The real killer we should watch out for is dihydrogen monoxide ... really dangerous stuff...

    Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) can cause:
    • Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
    • Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
    • Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
    • DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
    • Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
    • Contributes to soil erosion.
    • Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
    • Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
    • Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    • Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
    What is DHMO? it's also known as H20, or water.
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Surgeon General is really worked up about 3-2-1 ribs smoked with Marlboro also !!!
    Whatever..... I am not real hip about the 3.2 billion or whatever they spent on their "Charred Meat Testing" either.....
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wonder if that aplies to burnt weeny sandwiches? How about charred buns?
  11. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you laid on the beach too long!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
  12. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know it's fun to make fun of this but there are some legitimate studies that back up the statement. Charring meat by using a high flame does create HCAs which are carcinogenic compounds.

    These are not formed from low temperaure cooking as in smoking but high temperature grilling and searing.

    I know it's common practice here to bash the FDA. They aren't a pefect organization (what is) but when you use what they say and couple it with a little common sense it does provide a level of food safety.

    Cancer is nothing to make light of either.
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And, if I'm not mistaken- cure in meats compounds this problem by adding nitrosamines - EG yer crispy bacon-type thingies
  14. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    honestly it would take a lot of char something to make up these hca compounds to actually do someting to you..i think if you basically burnt something 10 times a day and ate it do this plus 6-7 days a week at a couple of 10-20 years ..yea you may have a point ..but 1-2 a week everyother week or so i don't think anybodys in any trouble at the moment $ .02
  15. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Even microwave popcorn steam is bad. [​IMG]
  16. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    Okay, Okay...years ago before this forum was up and running it was said you would die from eating charcoal cooked food...BS...and they came out later and so said it was not they come out with it again..there was a DR. on the news two weeks ago I guess that was takling about this. (FX nw) he kinda laughed and said something to the effect that if you were a lab rat and and was forced feed this stuff you would come to an early demise..

    BUT,, there is an anttidote..and preventable vaccine

    good martinis...great bourbon...savory scotch.. wicked demon rum..BUT beer on the other hand causes a more rapid onset of the dreaded eat your inerds out disease...

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