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How beyond the date do you go?

How far beyond the label do you guys go for your steaks? Tonight I had a steak go 10 days over the sell by date. My wife says that I have to imagine that it's dry aging in the fridge...I wasn't so sure ... I thought it smelled pretty bad but she convinced me to cook it. Well, you know what....it was delicious :)

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    I always err on the side of safety...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I applaud your daring..

    Dry aging is a more carefully controlled process than keeping it in the fridge. Sounds like you did OK, but I wouldn't recommend making a habit of it.  Although Alton says you can do it..



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,771
    For beef I go way over.  Anything cryovac wrapped, I don't have a problem going over a week or two.  Fish, I try to eat as soon as possible and rinse and ice down daily if I have to keep it refrigerated (versus frozen).  Anything else - pork, chicken, etc, try to not go more than a couple days or I'll freeze it.
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  • NervousDadNervousDad Posts: 307
    edited September 2013
    I'm sure it's okay, since the sell-by date is just an estimate, which can be wrong on either side of the date. For me I toss it in the freezer the day before the date if I don't eat it.


    If it were just for me I'd eat it a few days past (max 2), but with kids I go with the safety factor.


    Looks delicious btw.
    Aurora,OH
  • I don't really pay too much attention to best before dates :D

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1188259&catid=1

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • NervousDadNervousDad Posts: 307
    edited September 2013

    I don't really pay too much attention to best before dates :D

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1188259&catid=1


    :-& #:-S That is crazy!  :D
    Aurora,OH
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  • I'll go a few days past the "Best By" date.  Not sure if I'd do 10 days.

    Now I'm hungry!!!

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,703

    I don't really pay too much attention to best before dates :D

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1188259&catid=1

    Little Steven that is classic!  That was a fun lunch time read.  It's funny I was thinking I wish Stike were here to explain why the meat (beef) is still safe. 

    "Say hi to u mami for me."


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  •  It's funny I was thinking I wish Stike were here to explain why the meat (beef) is still safe. 

    "Say hi to u mami for me."
    I liked Stike but I don't think my stomach is up to some of his ideas.

    Gerhard
  • How far? As far as my nose will take me, but no farther.

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