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Is Meat suppose to smell like sour milk

post #1 of 9
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Today when my dad brought the meat home from a spanish type market because it's a helleva lot cheaper there for taste and poundage. But the whole darn bag of fillets smelled of spoiled milk.

Mom says that's just the smell of blood... uh no To me blood smells tangy and metallic if that makes any sense. So not eating it.

So is it safe like my mom claimed it was without actually smelling it or am I right and something's wrong with it?

Bleh I love red meat but the paleness of the flesh and smell have me not wanting any of it

Currently have 21  chickens. 3 are barred rocks, 1 austrolop, 3 golden sexlinks, 6 white plymouth rocks, 4 are delwares, a turken, and 4 mutts. We also have two turkeys, two dogs and a rabbit with 7kits
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post #2 of 9

I maybe on the verge of turning, but if you are skeptical don't eat it.

If your parents have eaten meat that smelled like that before....I'd say it probably will not hurt them.

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post #3 of 9

Spoiled meat smells different from sour milk, so hopefully it was just stored next to some really strong cheese or something.  I'd wash it in warm water and then see how it smells. 
I've washed home raised meat that I thawed and then not used for a few days, in vinegar then water.  If you don't know the source well, I'd be careful.
Can you call the store?
....and watch whoever eats it...


Edited by Laurieks - 9/10/09 at 1:41pm

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barley fodder for chickens & goats; in nestable plastic trays, cover barley with water & a squirt of bleach for 2 days, drain, rinse 2x day, nest trays to day 3, then open to air, to chickens day 5, goats day 7.

Barley from www.azurestandard.com

Grains like pressure from above for 3 days, as if buried.

Amommamust on YouTube helped me

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post #4 of 9

I don't know what kind of meat they got, but I do know that when DH and I found a "great deal" on some name brand pork ribs and opened them up, you could tell they had butchered an old boar and packaged him as regular pork.  My whole house smelled like an old pig!  We soaked him in apple cider vinegar and it cured it.  Now we use it on any strong smelling meat.  That might be what they got.  Just a bull (not steer) or old milk cow rather than a young steer, or a boar hog.  They all have a distinctive BAD smell.  If you fix it right it tastes just fine. 

The apple cider vinegar also tenderizes it.  It's probably fine.  Just not what you're used to. thumbsup

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post #5 of 9

Some people soak fish in milk or buttermilk before breading them. If cooked properly the bacteria will be killed & it;s safe to eat.
  The vinegar is a good idea for taking away the odor. Just get that oil good & hot & have a fish fry.

post #6 of 9
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Thanks all.
I still aint touching that stuff, but if I do decide to venture to eat it. I'll be sure to soak it first

Currently have 21  chickens. 3 are barred rocks, 1 austrolop, 3 golden sexlinks, 6 white plymouth rocks, 4 are delwares, a turken, and 4 mutts. We also have two turkeys, two dogs and a rabbit with 7kits
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Currently have 21  chickens. 3 are barred rocks, 1 austrolop, 3 golden sexlinks, 6 white plymouth rocks, 4 are delwares, a turken, and 4 mutts. We also have two turkeys, two dogs and a rabbit with 7kits
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post #7 of 9

tripe smells worse wink

post #8 of 9

I think if you cooked the heck out of it, that would probably be ok --even if it has to cook for hours upon hours.  But then, who would want to eat it?  Toss anything in question, is my suggestion.

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post #9 of 9

Harmburger meat that is *about* to spoil kindof has that smell, IMO. We eat it anyway I just cook it thoroughly.

If I open the container and go "woah" then it's too far gone to eat, that really stinks!

But if I have to sit there and think "what's that smell??" then I know I gotta get it cooked or fed to the dog TONIGHT!

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