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  • Mosca
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    • Oct 2014
    • 3368
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    Frozen since 02/2018?

    I found a SRF Black grade teres major roast in the bottom of my freezer, looking at my order history I’ve had it since 02/2018. It worked its way down to the bottom and I forgot about it... oh, well.

    I defrosted it and it looks a nice, deep red. I haven’t opened it to smell it yet, but assuming no off odors, do you think it will still be okay? I messaged SRF, but they have a vested interest in saying no, not because of selling another one but because conservative recommendations for frozen beef is 6 months, I believe.

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  • Red Man
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 1028
    • Western Washington

    #2
    If in a deep freezer, it’s probably fine. If it smells good, I’d eat it.

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    • Mosca
      Charter Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 3368
      • PA
      • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

      #3
      Just the left of my side by side.

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      • Red Man
        Club Member
        • May 2018
        • 1028
        • Western Washington

        #4
        In that case I would not expect it to still be good.

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        • ComfortablyNumb
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 3255
          • Northeast Washington
          • KBQ C-60
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            Thermoworks Dot

          #5
          Cast my vote with the if it looks good and smells good it will probably taste good crowd.

          But then I'm a member of the what doesn't kill you makes you stronger crowd.

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3043

            #6
            From the fed food safety site “The guidelines for freezer storage are for quality only—frozen foods stored continuously at 0 °F or below can be kept indefinitely.”

            I am so cautious when it comes to stored foods, however I found a whole ham almost two years old in our deep freezer, read the statement above, and went ahead and cooked it. No issues at all.

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5364
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              If I had to guess it is okay but not up to the original quality.

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              • Mr. Bones
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                • Sep 2016
                • 9295
                • Kansas Territory
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                  Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
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                #8
                I'd cook it.

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                • texastweeter
                  texastweeter commented
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                  AND eat it!
              • smokin fool
                Club Member
                • Apr 2019
                • 1771
                • Mississauga, Ont

                #9
                Looks like its in cryovac packaging which would lead me to say its good if its been frozen.
                I've found the same buried in my freezer, if its slimy or stinks ditch it otherwise give it a go.
                Disclaimer: I have been known to be completely wrong on this subject.

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                • HouseHomey
                  HouseHomey commented
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                  Disclaimer... Bwahahaha story of my life.
              • Mosca
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                • Oct 2014
                • 3368
                • PA
                • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                #10
                It was off, I ditched it.

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                • MBMorgan
                  MBMorgan commented
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                  Smart 👍

                • smokin fool
                  smokin fool commented
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                  Yup!

                • Mr. Bones
                  Mr. Bones commented
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                  Yup, if it seemed/smelled off in any fashion, that's th thang to do with it.
              • HouseHomey
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 5274
                • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
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                  Primo Oval xl

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                #11
                Did you try rinsing it? I would have ate it.

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                • ComfortablyNumb
                  ComfortablyNumb commented
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                  And that's the story of his life!

                • HouseHomey
                  HouseHomey commented
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                  😃😃😃👇👇👇
              • 58limited
                Club Member
                • Dec 2018
                • 863
                • SE Texas
                • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                #12
                Beef should last 3-4 or more years if vacuum sealed and deep frozen. If in a conventional fridge freezer with a defrost cycle I would be careful.

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                • Bogy
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2016
                  • 595
                  • North Central Iowa
                  • Blaz'n Grill Works Grid Iron
                    Weber Genesis E-310
                    Original Grilla
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                    Thermoworks ThermoPop
                    Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
                    Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer with gateway
                    2 iGrillminis - from before they were Weber.

                  #13
                  Mosca has already made his decision, and he's the one who has to be comfortable with it. I've got stuff in my chest freezer that stays good well past the 6 month point. Butcher wrapped, not even cryovac. I'm with the crowd that says if it looks good, smells good, cook it and eat it. OTOH, my mother in law was notorious for putting stuff in her 125 lb. body that would have killed the average 300 lb linebacker. We were out to visit her in California one year and she had been saving salmon for me to grill when I came out. In the cellophane on Styrofoam packaging from the local Safeway. In her upright freezer. For who knows how long. She brought it all over to my brother in law's, where we were going to do the grilling. Worst case of freezer burn we had ever seen. Dumped it and went and bought some nice salmon filets. Whole filets, instead of the portions she had brought us. Wondered if she would say anything, but she must have figured I learned the trick of putting fish back together in seminary.

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                  • Mr. Bones
                    Mr. Bones commented
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                    Great save, an a Great Story, as always, Brother!
                    Be safe, an well!

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