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  • ShellandSwine
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    Corned Beef Froze During Brine! Help!

    Hey guys! I'm making my first corned beef right now following Meathead's directions. I've come into a problem though! My refrigerator, which is in my shed, dropped its temp down to the mid-20 degrees on day 2 when the outside temps took a dive. The water got slushy and the meat froze to the bottom of the brine bucket. I'm getting the temp back up now. Do you think the meat will be alright/safe still??
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    #2
    The meat should be fine. Just go the extra 20% in the cure that the calculator allows. It should be okay. How many days was it frozen?

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    • Ahumadora
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      Top info right there. Salt penetrates slower when it's colder.
  • ShellandSwine
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    #3
    Thanks for the reply! It was frozen just the one day.

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    • Spinaker
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      You good!
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    #4
    I have put corned beef in the freezer without issue as well as cured pork belly that I knew I wasn’t going to get to in time.

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    • texastweeter
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      #5
      Your just fine

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      • ShellandSwine
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        #6
        Thanks everybody!

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