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RDWHAHB 07-29-2011 02:37 PM

Old Corned Beef
Found a new package of corned beef in the fridge----from st paddy day. Still OK to smoke, or should I throw it out? I'm guessing toss, but wasn't sure.

david_42 07-29-2011 05:51 PM

Well, StillTasty says 5-7 days in the fridge, a month in the freezer compartment, and indefinitely at 0F.

RDWHAHB 07-29-2011 05:59 PM

Sounds like I was beyond sketchy. I was hoping for some kind of magical brine powers or something.

humann_brewing 07-29-2011 05:59 PM

good to know, I pulled one out of the chest freezer to smoke this weekend, been in there since st patricks too.

Misfit 07-29-2011 06:28 PM

Is it off colored or Smell fine?

RDWHAHB 07-29-2011 06:29 PM

Color is fine. Haven;t opened to smell it.

Misfit 07-29-2011 06:35 PM

Check the smell. If it smells ok id say go for it. One thing people forget is that we are animals. Yes we are well um "cats" (get my drift) when it comes to our ancestors. For thousands of years we didn't have the fda or other nanny programs to "protect" us.

JohnTheBrewist 07-29-2011 08:01 PM

As long as it's been frozen all this time it should be fine. I stock up on corned beef around St. Patrick's day for use throughout the year (we eat it about once a month for breakfast). I've never had any issues whatsoever.

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