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Offline ragweed

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Look what I found!
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:16:03 AM »



My little neighborhood G-store had T-bones for $5.99/lb.!  So I figured I had to fight the weather and get some hickory on them.  So...early, early, while the air temp was a cool 77 F, I put them in the OBS with a dozen hard boiled eggs.  Removed my "heat sink" brick and put the two "polar packs" Pike's Market sent with my salmon on the bottom rack.  After two hours of smoke, the sun was just coming up and the OBS temp had just hit 90 F.  Most of the smoke was at 80 F.



The steaks are wrapped in plastic, resting for a few days.  And the eggs?  Well, their numbers are dwindling.  ;)

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 07:58:21 AM »
That should be a couple good meals
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Offline SiFumar

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 08:36:02 AM »
Can't pass up a deal like that! Gunna be good tasting!

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 11:20:15 AM »
great  deal on t bones

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 11:41:13 AM »
ragweed
Those are some very nice T-Bones. I see you cold smoked them and said the average temp was 80 F
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  Most of the smoke was at 80 F
So I have been wondering about this kind of cold smoking for some time now. We all know the food temperature danger zone is between 40 and 140 F.
So leaving whole meat for over an hour in the danger zone is OK? I know a lot of my books say no but I thought I would throw this out there for other members to comment on. I am wondering by putting the steaks in the freezer kills any salmonella and E. coli or does it just go dormant ? And if it goes dormant, does cooking it at high temps kill off the Bacteria? Not trying to scare anybody here but I been wondering about this cold smoking steaks for some time.

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 04:03:46 PM »
ragweed
Those are some very nice T-Bones. I see you cold smoked them and said the average temp was 80 F
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  Most of the smoke was at 80 F
So I have been wondering about this kind of cold smoking for some time now. We all know the food temperature danger zone is between 40 and 140 F.
So leaving whole meat for over an hour in the danger zone is OK? I know a lot of my books say no but I thought I would throw this out there for other members to comment on. I am wondering by putting the steaks in the freezer kills any salmonella and E. coli or does it just go dormant ? And if it goes dormant, does cooking it at high temps kill off the Bacteria? Not trying to scare anybody here but I been wondering about this cold smoking steaks for some time.

An hour of cold smoke is ok. If any bacteria forms on the surface of the steak the high heat during cooking will take care of it. Ground meat is a whole different ball game.  ;)