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To rinse or not to rinse

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  • BilZolBilZol Posts: 698
    I rinse larger cuts to to make sure there's no bone chips/dust from the band saw or loose bone pieces or bits of trimmings. I don't think for a minute it's more 'sanitary', just cleaner. Steaks and such, not so much unless I see something on them. 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,487
    I put shampoo in my hair, then towel it dry.  In all fairness, I just read the thread subject.
    No wonder you walk funny......soap crust on the pubic hair wil do that,
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,487
    Never rinse most meats, maybe the odd butt, but then we ofte cook only 1/2 at a time, rinsing makes it easier to handle, not safer. 
    Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,415
    Hans61 said:
     been reading some internet that says thou shall not rinse,  
    There is certainly a time and a place for everything. To rinse or not? Simply use your better judgement with the meat before you. Is a rinse required across the board? Certainly not. Is there times it brings a benefit? Certainly. I'm sure that you were asking about carcass extractions and not organs. However most organs should be rinsed and rinsed throughly. Notice I did say "most" and not "all". Off of a clean cut and healthy animal, the heart and brain need not be rinsed. Carcass extractions that lay adjacent to organs should be rinsed initially as well. With that said, most store bought meat has already had an initial rinse and/or scrape performed somewhere between removal and processing. Thus, with no visible residue or debis, a rinse on your part is not a necessity. However it will not hurt a thing. 

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  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,829
    I never rinse....unless I drop it on the floor and the 5 second rule isin play. 
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,649
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262

    @DMW   Incredible - I was transported.  

    Fortunately, that is one of a nine part series (there really are another 8 in this series)

    Phoenix 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,923
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    are you sure todays kids do that nowadays =) seen a stolen pumpkin on the road this morning, it wasnt smashed, so confusing
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,260
    I rinse ribs every time I cook them.

    I cooked 2 slabs of BB yesterday. If I didn't rinse, I would have been eating a lot of tiny bone shards. I tend to not rinse beef (ie Steak). I just either use Clorox to clean sink or just use hot soapy water to decontaminate afterwards. 
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  • Tbh. I rinse stuff in cryo somply because it is swimming in 
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    are you sure todays kids do that nowadays =) seen a stolen pumpkin on the road this morning, it wasnt smashed, so confusing
    dunno.  this was at Kealey's by the way.  remember the 99 cent sirloin tips?  hahaha
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,923
    edited October 2016
    Tbh. I rinse stuff in cryo somply because it is swimming in 
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    are you sure todays kids do that nowadays =) seen a stolen pumpkin on the road this morning, it wasnt smashed, so confusing
    dunno.  this was at Kealey's by the way.  remember the 99 cent sirloin tips?  hahaha
    good thing we went to gelt's in the depot, my dog back then used to run down to gelt's, through the automatic doors, down isle 2 to the meat counter where they gave her a nice big bone to drag home =) different times, the cop would even stop traffic on rte 28 to let her cross at the depot
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,800
    Scottie washed his nuts in the kitchen sink.  
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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,466
    Botch said:
    I never rinse meat out of a "white styrofoam tray covered with Saran Wrap", nor meats wrapped by my meatmonger in butcher paper.  I always rinse meats coming out of a cryo-pak.
    There is no method, madness, or scientific reason I do this.  I just do.  :i_dunno:

    I do the same exact thing. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,923
    it was very easy for me to make the switch from rinsing to not rinsing =)
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,415
    Scottie washed his nuts in the kitchen sink.  
    I have been doing that for years. To my wife's dismay, she has walked in on me washing other unmentionables in the sink as well :o

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,390
    @DMW damn she's hot. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,415
    Jeremiah said:
    @DMW damn she's hot. 
    I kept hoping and praying that she would get naked. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,390
    @sgh So I wasn't the only one thinking that was a porn movie?
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,649
    bgebrent said:
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Don't kid yourself, he was that kid...
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Don't kid yourself, he was that kid...
    When can we go drinking again?
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,649
    bgebrent said:
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Don't kid yourself, he was that kid...
    When can we go drinking again?
    This weekend, come on down to brisket camp.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Don't kid yourself, he was that kid...
    When can we go drinking again?
    This weekend, come on down to brisket camp.
    Wish I could big time Dwayne!  In you I invest all my vicarious potential!  Have fun brother and tell Carey and Scottie hello. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,649
    bgebrent said:
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Really?  Common, a vote against practical from you?  Sorry you had to work with that kid in any event brother.
    Don't kid yourself, he was that kid...
    When can we go drinking again?
    This weekend, come on down to brisket camp.
    Wish I could big time Dwayne!  In you I invest all my vicarious potential!  Have fun brother and tell Carey and Scottie hello. 
    I'll be sure to send Carey your love.

    Bummer you won't be able to make it.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • I rinse

    i worked with a kid in the meat department who would randomly snort up some phlegm and spit it into the 99 cent a pound steak tips (ca 1983)

    and i myself forgot to put a plastic bin under the output hole of the thing we'd run the subprimals thru to be chopped up. 

    It all landed on the floor in the backroom of the meat department. I told my manager, expecting to be fired. He shrugged and kicked a bin over to me and we picked it up and plopped it in. 


    Ignorance is bliss, so I'll take my chances. Having said that, I wish I had never read about your experiences.
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