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Old 03-07-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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I have two butts smoked, pulled and vac packed in two big bags. I have them sitting in the fridge right now.

I plan to dump them into a serving pan on Sunday morning a reheat for potluck at Church.

I am cofident that four days vac packed in the fridge is safe but how days would be pushing it without freezing ?
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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I'd feel safe a week... probably a little longer.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:52 AM   #3
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Well I'm anal and do not keep food after 2 days in the fridge. The pork will be fine in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer and then just reheat in a pan of boiling water. Like I said I'm anal and I'd never eat food that's been in the fridge for a week. My father on the other hand would agree with Finney and Glenn..........
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:59 AM   #4
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Well I'm anal and do not keep food after 2 days in the fridge...
No freakin' wonder you're cooking all the time!
I trust my nose on anything under 7 days. After that it gets a bit scary...
LOL!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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I start to give it the sniff test after 5 days. If you haven't eaten whatever it was after 5 days chances are you don't want it anyway. I'll go with 5 days.
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I'm with the less anal majority ... up to a week, but still gotta do the sniff test and look for color changes.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:19 PM   #7
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Now I really feel anal! Oh well........................
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Well I'm anal and do not keep food after 2 days in the fridge. The pork will be fine in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer and then just reheat in a pan of boiling water. Like I said I'm anal and I'd never eat food that's been in the fridge for a week. My father on the other hand would agree with Finney and Glenn..........
Just asking...how long would you keep eggs in the fridge? After all they have permeable shells and semi-permeable membranes on the interior!
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Well I'm anal and do not keep food after 2 days in the fridge. The pork will be fine in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer and then just reheat in a pan of boiling water. Like I said I'm anal and I'd never eat food that's been in the fridge for a week. My father on the other hand would agree with Finney and Glenn..........
Just asking...how long would you keep eggs in the fridge? After all they have permeable shells and semi-permeable membranes on the interior!
I'll keep eggs a week after the expiration date.

I'm just funny about meat and another meat sitting in the fridge for more than a couple days. I'm not saying the meat goes bad, I'd just prefer not eat meat that's been sitting in the fridge for more than a couple days. What's left after two days either gets vac sealed or the dogs enjoy it!
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:02 PM   #10
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2-3 days TOPS for me...

But I too have the anal problem of meats in fridge.

I know where mine comes from, do you Larry?

I can remember when I was small and visiting my grandmother and her making sandwiches. She'd take out the sandwich meat...smell it...flip it around...smell it again...then run it under some water from the faucet...smell it again and then make us lunch.

Getting a little older I learned what she was doing and either didn't touch the sandwich or dropped it to the dog. As disgusting as she was doing that, I do realize that she was around during war time with food rations etc... I don't agree with what she'd do, but understand it.

I can remember seeing her cut slimy green off a roast before throwing it in the oven to cook.........it's a wonder none of us died! I don't ever remember being sick from ANY of her cooking though.

Anyhow....that's why I'm picky about the 2-3 day rule....Larry?
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