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  • jumbo7676
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 300
    • Centreville, VA
    • GMG Daniel Boone

      Weber Spirit E-310
      GrillGrates

      Weber Performer Premium 22"
      Slow 'N Sear 2.0
      Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
      EasySpin Grate

      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
      Vortex

      Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

      FireBoard
      Maverick XR-50

    #16
    I ended up throwing out the pork and was very sad while doing it.

    The ribs have now been sitting in my fridge for 9 days. They were cooked 72 hours at 133 and went from sitting in a sous vide bath to an ice bath to the fridge all while still vacuum sealed. Are they ok to cook tonight since they were pasteurized and remained sealed or is 9 days too long regardless of the rest? This is the first night I've felt well enough to actually cook them, so it wasn't going to happen earlier. Would hate to toss them, but would hate to get sick again even more. Nine days in the fridge since being cooked just sounds too long to me, so I turn to the wise men and women of the Pit for guidance.

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    • mountainsmoker
      Banned Former Member
      • Jun 2019
      • 1850
      • Bryson City, NC

      #17
      Use your nose. If they still smell fresh when you open them they are fine.

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      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 5162
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
          Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
          2 Fireboard Driver Cables
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
          Maverick ET 733
          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

          Grill Pinz
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

        #18
        I'm not sure anyone can say for sure. When in doubt, throw it out. Especially if you're still in a somewhat debilitated physical condition. Not worth the risk, IMO.

        Kathryn

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        • Richard Chrz
          Club Member
          • Mar 2019
          • 942
          • La Crosse, Wi

          #19
          I personally think food safety should be Goal #1. and agree with those that say, when in doubt get rid of it. Especially if your body's immune system is re syncing per say. You likely have already made a decision by now. Our immune system can be a strong friend or it can be a horrible enemy against us if it gets into a loop cycle.

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          • dubob
            Club Member
            • Mar 2019
            • 133
            • Mormon Mecca
            • Bob Hicks, from Mormon Mecca
              Camp Chef Woodwind SG w/Sear Box
              I’m 78 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
              “Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.”
              “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

            #20
            jumbo7676 - You still among the living?

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            • jumbo7676
              jumbo7676 commented
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              Still here. Busy catching up at work.

            • dubob
              dubob commented
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              So the ribs were okay? 😉

            • jumbo7676
              jumbo7676 commented
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              They were incredible.
          • jumbo7676
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 300
            • Centreville, VA
            • GMG Daniel Boone

              Weber Spirit E-310
              GrillGrates

              Weber Performer Premium 22"
              Slow 'N Sear 2.0
              Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
              EasySpin Grate

              Weber Kettle Premium 22"
              Vortex

              Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

              FireBoard
              Maverick XR-50

            #21
            If they had been cooked and then vacuum sealed, I would have tossed them without question. But the fact that the ribs were pasteurized and then never unsealed, I thought as long as there was no funky odor that I'd go ahead and dig in. Just rubbed, heated in the oven to bring up the internal temp, then seared. They were soooo good.

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            • dubob
              dubob commented
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              Good deal! 👍
          • klflowers
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 3319
            • Tennessee

            #22
            Now that I am here reading all of this, I realize that it is amazing that I am still alive and have never had food poisoning or anything. I have some brisket that has been in the fridge for around 10 days, and I heated some up last night and made a pretty fantastic sandwich. I have also had pulled pork that I thawed out in the fridge that sat because I was called out of town or something. Come home, heat it up, put it on a bun...

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            • holehogg
              holehogg commented
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              Much the same this side on occasions. If it smells ok we eat it, but then again we like to believe Africa is not for sissies.
              The pit has put a a different spin on food safety for me almost to the extent of monomania.

            • klflowers
              klflowers commented
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              holehogg, since the like button is not back yet, I'll just type like. Now I am almost afraid to eat almost everything.
          • fzxdoc
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 5162
            • My toys:
              Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
              Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
              Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
              Weber Kettle Premium 22"
              Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
              Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


              Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
              Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
              Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
              Grill Grate for SnS
              Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
              Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
              2 Grill Grate Griddles
              Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

              Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
              Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
              Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
              2 Fireboard Driver Cables
              Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
              Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
              Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
              Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
              Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
              Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
              Thermoworks Timestick Trio
              Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
              Maverick ET 733
              Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

              Grill Pinz
              Vortex (two of them)

              Two Joule Sous Vide devices
              VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
              Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
              Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
              Charcoal Companion TurboQue
              A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

              BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

              Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
              Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
              Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
              Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

            #23
            I'm glad the ribs did not turn out to be Last Meal Ribs, as in the last meal you'd have before the barfing commenced. Good to hear that they were fine, jumbo7676 , and that they were delicious.

            Kathryn

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