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I pulled a brisket out of the freezer yesterday and thawed it for smoking today. I seasoned it and put it on the smoker early. My said she didn't know we had a brisket. I went back and checked the package to see about the date. It was June 2004. It was already smoked wrapped up and cooking so I left it on to finish. How do I know if it is good?

  • The meat was vacuum sealed in a heavy plastic package.
  • I smelled the meat when I pulled it out (just a habit) and it smelled fine.
  • No freezer burn.
I checked online and a brisket says it will be good for up to a year. Should I just feed this to the dog or is OK to eat?
 

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My Grandma has a huge deep freezer and she often does the same thing. As long as it's not freezer burnt it's fine.
 

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If it doesn't smell bad go for it. Scent is my usuall indicator of bad stuff to put in my mouth!

If it was bad, even after being cooked, it'd smell rancid.

But, I'm not an expert....
 

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With no freezer burn, I'd cook as usual and taste. One sniff and taste won't kill and you will know if it's good or not.

If it's dry, bland and brown, or smells funny, I wouldn't even feed it to my dogs.
 

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My Method..

I aways say, "Taste this honey, and see if it is good". LOL Just kidding...kinda.

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Red3Fish said:
I aways say, "Taste this honey, and see if it is good". LOL Just kidding...kinda.

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lol... I gotta remember that :rotfl:
 

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as long as your freezer stays at 0 degrees, or lower, the meat should stay fresh and tasty for a long time (way more than a year) - 'specially since yours was vacuum sealed.

my stomach is watering, now.
 

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With no freezer burn, I'd cook as usual and taste. One sniff and taste won't kill and you will know if it's good or not.

If it's dry, bland and brown, or smells funny, I wouldn't even feed it to my dogs.
Spray it with WD-40. CF?
 

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Are you volunteering to taste test?;)

mastercylinder said:
as long as your freezer stays at 0 degrees, or lower, the meat should stay fresh and tasty for a long time (way more than a year) - 'specially since yours was vacuum sealed.

my stomach is watering, now.
 

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Tried the WD-40. When I put it in the oven to heat up it blew up all over the kitchen.:fireworks Maybe this wasn't a good idea. lol

ComeFrom? said:
Spray it with WD-40. CF?
 
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mastercylinder said:
as long as your freezer stays at 0 degrees, or lower, the meat should stay fresh and tasty for a long time (way more than a year) - 'specially since yours was vacuum sealed.

my stomach is watering, now.
It has been reported that people have eaten mamoth meat from animals buried in glaciers. ~ I think that counts as "(way more than a year)"! ;)

If your freezer has not thawed since you first put the meat in it should be "safe" to eat. Whether it has lost flavor or changed texture enough to not taste too good is an individual decision. ~ How much it has "dried out" or changed color is determined by how it is wrapped as well as how long it has been frozen.

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I only got one serving (at home).:eek:hwell: I put it out at a pot luck dinner on Sunday and it was gone before I got to it. It was one of my best yet. Everyone tore it up before I got to it and was talking about it. Nobody died so I guess it was OK.:biggrin:

Sorry MC I was going to email a plate to test but there was none left.:slimer:
 
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