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  • Frozen Smoke
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    • Nov 2017
    • 1528
    • Northern Mn

    #16
    Our fridge beeps if the door stays open for more than 45 seconds or so. It's saved me twice now.

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    • Spinaker
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      My new freezer has that. Love it.

    • Bogy
      Bogy commented
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      Our big refrigerator upstairs has that. Secondary refrigerator in the basement doesn't but it mostly holds beverages, and the freezer has a few odds and ends. The primary freezer is a chest, so the door naturally closes. Just have to make sure nobody puts something in a basket that blocks the lid. Even then, cold air sinks.

    • Steve R.
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      The one in the kitchen does that if the temp gets above the set range, but I'm S.O.L. with one in the garage. Even if it had that feature, you couldn't hear it inside the house.
  • AmosMoses01
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    • Jun 2018
    • 187
    • Round Rock, TX
    • New Orleans born, Mississippi raised, empty nester, living in Central Texas for 20+ years - looking to buy my first pellet smoker. Awed by the info on this site already!

    #17
    When I had this happen to the garage freezer years ago my "solution" was ugly and kludgy as all get out, but it worked... I used a bungie cord from the rear of the freezer and hooked it to the door handle. Didn't take long to develop the habit, as well as the rest of the family.

    The freezer was loaded with frozen shrimp (15 -20 count) that I'd deheaded, peeled and deveined and frozen in quart containers. Sooo painful and expensive a lesson.

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    • gcdmd
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      Ah, yes, good old southern engineering.

    • Steve R.
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      My threatened solution is to install hasp latches and padlocks on both doors. I'm trying to train the young'ns to check the doors before going this route. Problem is, we are the house on the block where all the kids show up, which goes back to my solution. I'm trying hard not to be that "get off my lawn!!!" guy. 😀
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    #18
    More than likely fine. I'd wouldn't think for a second that the little salt we use for dry brining has any food safety advantages. Kosher chickens are TOTALLY covered in salt yet This Happened

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    • adamjs83
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      Most likely fine but what would you do?
  • BBQ_Bill
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    • Jun 2017
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

    #19
    When this happens, I know that the surface is where the baddies grow. The inside is still sterile on a brisket. The sustained period of time above 40°F creates a two-fold problem. Growth of bacteria being the first, but the excrement they produce is the second concern. The longer they are there multiplying on the surface of the meat, the more volume of their poison "poop/pee" is "dumped" on the surface as they begin to eliminate what they have eaten. Washing will remove a HUGE majority of them AND their excrement. Next, heavy trimming of the surface is in order. Finally, cooking to kill the small amount that were missed. And then... my three dogs have a very large amount of meat for future meals, with the majority flash cooled and then frozen for them to eat in the future.
    This way, it is not a TOTAL loss.

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    • adamjs83
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      With a short rib there won't be much left after the trimming, at least not how I trim ;-). And I don't have any dogs.

    • BBQ_Bill
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      Yes, and that is a sad thing...

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