- Joined Sep 13, 2013
Two years hanging in the smokehouse, I pulled a ham for new years this year stripped off the fat (OK, first big mistake, but that's smoke up the chimney) but due to a family emergency, I had to wrap it in aluminum foil and put it on our back porch which is unheated. I figured to pull it out in a few weeks and enjoy. Well, the few weeks turned into months, and when I remembered it and pulled it out today, it was covered with green mold. Now I do know that mold on the skin can be washed off, but I'm wondering about the mold on the meat. I've soaked it and scrubbed all the mold off, and sliced a thin layer off all the surfaces and when I did, the meat below looks perfect and smells fine. Do you think there's any danger? It was dried cured for a full two years before this incident. Any comments?