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WARNING

I just spent the last two days recovering from some major food borne illness.

My father in law cooked some burgers for Memorial Day. He doesn't use a food thermo. Everyone got sick but I got it way worse. I was the only one who ate my whole burger (and my wife's). They didn't like the bloody center so only had a bite or two.

I spent 24 hrs on the floor of my bathroom. I'll spare you the details but if there was an oriface that I could expel from, I did and violently.

ALWAYS COOK GROUND MEAT TO TEMP OR ELSE!
Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,687
    What temp do you hit?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,865
    If I didn't grind the meat, I do 160.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,542
    Sorry to hear that Travis. Those abdominal infections can be brutal and the cramping... Hope you get well soon.

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,666
    Solid advice, but the mental picture you planted in my head is very disturbing.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390

    Solid advice, but the mental picture you planted in my head is very disturbing.

    I doubt there was very much solid in that bathroom.
  • bad stuff, hope you're feeling better now.  Thermopen for Father's Day??

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Wow !  Bummer.  I like my HB pink and juicy, but I do grind my meat, usually from brisket.  Now, you've got me worried.
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 716
    Been there, done that.  But a burger done past medium still sucks...
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,347
    edited May 2013
    Hope you are better now.  
    Ground beef, because it has a lot of surface area, is very susceptible to contamination.  Sounds like you got Staph food poisoning which is very violent and painful.  Clean kitchen and clean hands most important in food prep (and changing gloves often too). 
    The only piece of meat that I want served "dead" is ground meat.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited May 2013
    I didn't understand a word he said.  Is he from Canada?  Why can't you people speak English?
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    Just west of Austintatious

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,408
    Close

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,335
    Man that stinks so sorry.

    Sounds more like bad meat than undercooked. But bloody is way different than pink. Usually when I eat a rawer burger I just get a little liquid urgency, nothing from the top.

    Buy pops a thermopen for Father's Day!!

    Gotta be careful with ground beef. Especially store bought. It's got all kinda stuff in it. If I ground my own, I wouldn't be worried about it depending on what kind of binder I used.


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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Never had an issue with hamburger, or at least I don't think I ever did.  Some other suspect foods, absolutely.  Needed sometimes to flush out the system, but Trav's situation is more than desired.  Glad you feel better.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,162
    Sorry about your mishap but glad that you are doing better now.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Good advise for all of us! Hope you feel better
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Yeah, but I love those pink burgers.  :-)

    Great thing I've found is that if you mix them right, and cook them correctly you can have safe and juicy at the same time.  

    Hate you had to go through this.  Pace yourself for a few days.  Guaranteed you are dehydrated and depleted of several minerals and vitamins after a bout like that.

    Charlie
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Bad meat !
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,076
    Oh man, that is horrible. Another reason to grind you own meat or cook it through if its store bought. Soudns like he needs a Thermopen for Father's Day.

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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Bad meat !
    That's my thought with everyone getting sick.  
  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

     

    Griffin said:
    Oh man, that is horrible. Another reason to grind you own meat or cook it through if its store bought. Soudns like he needs a Thermopen for Father's Day.
    Bought my dad and fater in law a thermopen for fathers day last year, they cant live withput them now. After I watched them both destroy Filets to Prime Ribs I had to invest in one for them.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,865
    The sad part is he was a butcher for 20 years.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,209
    Sorry you and everyone else had to experience that... Had food poisoning several years ago; had I had a firearm handy, I may have ended it...

    That's some bad mojo...

    +1 on getting him a Thermapen...
  • DredgerDredger Posts: 307
    Sorry to hear about this. Makes you afraid to eat something someone else has cooked. I would recommend drinking Pedialyte for a few days. It's better than Gatorade for such things.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,666
    When my first wife & I were newlyweds, she would make dinner, go to work & eat when she got home. I had some bad chicken & was sick for days. The following Christmas her brother gave her a "365 Ways to Cook Chicken" cookbook.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,550
    Dredger said:
    Sorry to hear about this. Makes you afraid to eat something someone else has cooked. I would recommend drinking Pedialyte for a few days. It's better than Gatorade for such things.
    Pedialyte and Gatorade/whatever sports drink are fine to use. 

    Look up "WHO rehydration solution". We recommended this to patients with severe green apple two-step. The "easy" version is Gatorade with 1/2 tsp of salt added. Cut this solution with 50% water and replace 50% of the water you drink with this so you are getting a total of 25% of your water intake replaced with this. With severe diarrhea, the electrolyte losses cause your body to go into "save mode" and just drinking plain water will worsen diarrhea and cause further dehydration. Sodium and Potassium for the win!
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,196
    To eat it rare, you have to trust the source. Your FIL must be beside himself. 
    Hope you get back to normal. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 77
    Man, that's rough. Probiotics and baby wipes for... you know.

    Hope you recover quickly!

    BGE XL- Tomball, TX
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