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Old 04-04-2019, 08:17 AM   #1
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Last evening I bought a brisket intended for cooking, but left it out and forgot about it until this morning. Still wrapped. Safe for use, or not?
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Left The Meat Out...


I say yes, it is safe to eat. Just cook it fairly soon, like today.

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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It should be fine.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:52 AM   #4
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Not a bad thing for it to get to room temp before cooking anyhow. I usually will pull mine out around 6am and throw brine salt on it and let it sit until around noon dry brining. Then I use the rub and start cooking after the smoker gets going.
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Beef can stay out a while, especially if still wrapped. I know butchers who keep beef hanging until it starts to rot on the outside, then skim the goo off and cut it up.

Supposed to make it super tender and tasty.

I think we worry too much about food getting old sometimes.



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Go for it.
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Sure , put the blame on us for your food poisoning

Seriously, if it smells okay ,it probably is . Iíve even eaten iffy beef more than a few times with no problems .

Heck , Iíd probably never get a good cut of beef if it wasnít for the reduced section.
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God bless the bargain bin!
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My wife would pitch it without a second thought. I'd dig it out and eat it.
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As long as there are no maggots crawling around I’d eat it.
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Aging beef is one of the delicacies to add more flavor.
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Well.....Did you cook and eat that?
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Cooking it to 180+ degrees(which I usually do with brisket) will kill any active bacteria but you should make sure to refrigerate it quickly after cooking as there will probably be a lot of spores that can start spreading. Heat the leftovers well, too.
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Well.....Did you cook and eat that?
Not yet, but I will. Somebody else got scared, bought a replacement cut, and was about to pitch it.

I explained that I had unanimous consent that it's going to be fine. I'll probably end up eating it myself.

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We live in the Age of Hand Sanitizers.

My God, this is just plain sad.
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We live in the Age of Hand Sanitizers.

My God, this is just plain sad.
Don't worry, it WILL be cooked. I'm now looking at more interesting recipes (when I should already be out the door).
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If you drop off the site,we will know what happened. Just kidding.
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Not yet, but I will. Somebody else got scared, bought a replacement cut, and was about to pitch it.

I explained that I had unanimous consent that it's going to be fine. I'll probably end up eating it myself.
Dude of you're gonna cook questionable meat hurry up already...

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It's in the fridge. Should be fine until next week.
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I've got a brisket sitting on the counter in a pan as we speak. It'll sit there until around 8am... Then I'll brine it until noon... Won't go on the smoker till around 1:30....

I'm still here and I've been eating a lot of brisket this year.

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