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buying meat: saltwater solution or none?

you all like buying the packaging meat containing up to a certain amount of solution or not?
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,951
    I prefer non-enhanced. Be careful with the salt in your seasoning otherwise.
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  • no

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  • ericdcericdc Posts: 30
    yea i don't like the thought of the extra salt, but haven't cooked enough to notice. last weekends ribs and shoulder were not enhanced.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,133
    I'm not a fan of the salt solution. If there is a lot of salt in the solution the meat can taste funny - kinda hammy if it is pork.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 539
    edited April 2013
    Flavor enhancers, salt and water and almost any rub are no bueno. Sams and Wally World are notorious for selling enhanced pork. I won't buy it.








    flavor
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    About six months ago I started buying fresh meats and poultry from a local butcher shop! I was shocked at the difference in our food tastes! Sam's Club meats and poultry are frozen and loaded with water and too much waste fat and scraps! Between the water and scrap weights it almost compensates for the extra cost involved in buying fresh products from my local merchant. The chickens are smaller,fresher and more flavorful...
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  • ericdcericdc Posts: 30
    just found a local meat market that I didn't know about, about 40 minutes away. #excited
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,488
    Definitely no
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    I don't want all that crap injected into my meat.  I want to add my own (superior) crap.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,443
    Our local store just started selling non-injected chickens for about a $.75 lb more. You can tell the differance. Put me down for a NO.
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  • ericdcericdc Posts: 30
    how long do y'all allow your meat to sit in refrigerator before cooking or freezing?
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I don't like freezing meats or poultry unless totally necessary. The fresh chicken's color is bone white, the Sam's Club double packaged frozen chickens are yellow? Then look at the excessive amounts of fat under the skin and hanging off the frozen birds! Then check out the liquid water and blood inside the vacuum packed double pork butts sold at Sam's Club? We are paying for this waste bypayingbythe pound. I have seen a big increase over the past four years in the amount ofwaterbeingpackaged in meats and poultry???
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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 539
    ericdc said:
    how long do y'all allow your meat to sit in refrigerator before cooking or freezing?
    I brine all of my poultry before cooking, 2 hours to overnight depending on the weight.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,184
    No - just like Cen-Tex says, No. Brine/inject at home if you want. 
    Meat in the fridge in the original wrapper, up to the date on the label, usually a sell before date. If brined or salted, maybe a day longer. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,930
    ericdc said:

    just found a local meat market that I didn't know about, about 40 minutes away. #excited

    That is the first time I have seen a hash tag on here.... Oh lawd....
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 200
    No solution for me.
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    No solution as well. Not my thing.
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  • blueinatlblueinatl Posts: 93
    Definitely no solution.  I actually had an issue on the old weber when I was having friends over where the water from the chicken was putting out the fire.  I'm now VERY careful when I buy to ensure no solution.  So much tastier and easier to cook.
    Peachtree Corners, GA. Large BGE
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    blueinatl said:

    Definitely no solution.  I actually had an issue on the old weber when I was having friends over where the water from the chicken was putting out the fire.  I'm now VERY careful when I buy to ensure no solution.  So much tastier and easier to cook.

    A weber puts out my fire as well.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    If I want a brine I want to do it myself. Put me down as a NO
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,388
    pretty much all pork ribs here in the supermarket are enhanced, even the ones marked fresh in the supermarkets own package were taken out of a cryo of hormels and they dont have to put that on their own labels. i cant stand them and have to pay double at the butcher shop. one other thing ive found is that frozen turkeys are usually enhanced, look for one marked kosher, they usually just rub salt on the inside, much better
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  • ericdcericdc Posts: 30
    egger ave said:
    ericdc said:
    how long do y'all allow your meat to sit in refrigerator before cooking or freezing?
    I brine all of my poultry before cooking, 2 hours to overnight depending on the weight.

    I guess I should have asked it differently. How long do you feel safe letting meat sit in the refridgerator thawed while waiting to cook it?

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    I guess I should have asked it differently. How long do you feel safe letting meat sit in the refridgerator thawed while waiting to cook it?

    Fresh from the market, I try to use it by the sell by date (It can go longer), from the freezer, I have let it sit in the fridge for 3 days or so, but try to use it that night. SWMBO'd is picky 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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