how long can you eat on a smoked loin??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by eaglewing, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I smoked a loin Sunday for the neighbor that gave it to me and she hasn't been home since...48 hrs later and she is home now...so how long can she eat on it???
     
  2. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The fact that smoke itself in nature is a mild preservative in itself helps a little but still Id do my best to consume it in 48 hours at this point. Reheat properly.
     
  3. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    I agree with will.
     
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    We have 3 dinners and I'm eating pork loin sandwiches lunch for 4 days after smoking. Still great [​IMG].
     
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A lot depends on how long the transition from heat to cold there was - did you let it air cool for a half hour or less then put it in the fridge? There shouldn't be much bacteria buildup in that time, as half the time it's still hot enough to kill any landing bacteria. Over an hour tho you're risking higher bacteria counts. Under normal conditions, you should be able to keep it well and edible for at least 3 or 4 days, even longer if you keep it in a really cold part of the fridge (near 33-34 deg.). Just remember the color chart... there is no meat that is naturally all green!
     

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