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Summer Sausage Help

jkc64

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I have 4lbs of beef cured stuffed and ready for the smoker I did this yesterday with plans to smoke today, now the soonest I will be able to smoke them is Sunday. Will they still be good after sitting in the fridge for 3 to 4 days before smoking?
 

jkc64

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Thanks for the reply, I can't seem to find any info about how long you can keep cured ground meat in the fridge and still be safe.

John
 

dward51

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No idea either.....

But the cure needs a certain minimum amount of time to do it's "cure" thing.  I would think once the chemicals are at an equilibrium level, it's just cured fresh meat in cold storage.  Can you over cure meat buy letting the cure work too long?
 
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boykjo

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The cure thing takes 4 hrs...................Ive left cured meat in the fridge up to 5 days..... Just make sure you go by the experation date on the meat
 
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weisswurst

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I would agree with the others with one comment. The cure will dry your sausage at least somewhat .I have also left mine in frig for a few days  having put cure in it. Something comes up and you can not finish it, no problem , just remember it might be a little drier. In the case of SS it might even enhance the flavor. Happy SM Weisswurst
 

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