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Pork Stock okay??

mendogurl Dec 31, 2009 08:27 AM

Yesterday the question was about chicken. Today it's pork.

So I am making a roasted pork stock. Brought the bones and veggies to a boil last night,
and then turned the burner to LOW, to let it simmer overnight. It is on an unfamiliar stove,
and apparently LOW is REALLY low.
Got up this morning to a lukewarm pot of stock cool enough that a layer of fat formed on top.
Did I just cook up a pot of botulism? Should I just start over ?

  1. MandalayVA Dec 31, 2009 08:32 AM

    How long did it cook?

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    1. re: MandalayVA
      mendogurl Dec 31, 2009 08:37 AM

      12 hours.

    2. f
      fourunder Dec 31, 2009 08:34 AM

      take the temperature of the lukewarm stock.....if it is over 165*, your fine.

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      1. re: fourunder
        mendogurl Dec 31, 2009 08:38 AM

        What if I bring it to a boil?

        1. re: mendogurl
          fourunder Dec 31, 2009 08:50 AM

          Personally, I think you are fine even without boiling. I regularly simmer stock overnight for long periods or time......and I'm still here to tell you about it, not once ever having gotten sick.

          Boiling can't hurt......unless the stock is already sour...

          1. re: fourunder
            mendogurl Dec 31, 2009 08:56 AM

            I simmer stock overnight too. What worried me was that it wasn't simmering it wasn't even hot.

            1. re: mendogurl
              fourunder Dec 31, 2009 09:03 AM

              lowest setting flame will hold and a partially covered lid always works for me......

              1. re: fourunder
                mendogurl Dec 31, 2009 09:08 AM

                Me too, but this is an electric stove. I haven't used an electric in years.
                I think I'll bring it to a boil and cross my fingers.
                I could make another batch, I don't need it till tomorrow.

      2. d
        dmd_kc Dec 31, 2009 11:27 PM

        This is absolutely 100% dangerous. Lukewarm is nowhere near the safety zone.

        Definitely throw it out.

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        1. re: dmd_kc
          mendogurl Jan 1, 2010 07:59 AM

          I made another batch last night, just to be safe.

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