posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 04:03 PM
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: rickymouse
If it tastes like a barn smells -
YES that is exactly it!
I just call it moo taste, but you described it better
Here is how it effects milk. Remember, if a cow is stuck in a barn or grazes off a manure loaded field for a real long time, the barn smell can go
into the meat too.
The barn smell is not the smell of live bacteria, it comes from the chemicals the bacteria excrete when they eat. Different bacteria impart a
different smell. The article above explains about the milk smell/taste. But I have had that taste many times in beef. It may be because the cow was
sick that it smells that way too. Like I said, I have been buying beef from local farmers and had it all processed at slaughter houses that have
federal inspectors. They were clean places, and our beef does have the grass fed aged smell, which I actually like, but no bad smells. When we had
it aged for three weeks instead of two, it tasted better, but was a little too strong for some hamburger dishes. No barn like smell though.
When you slow age beef, the meat creates enzymes which tenderize the beef by breaking down the elastins. Those enzymes also kill bacteria that tries
to feed on the meat. Taking the beef out of the freezer and putting it in the fridge does not hurt these enzymes, so the protection continues for
maybe three days or more. But when you cook the beef, then leave it in the fridge, it can get bacteria growing on it, the reason is that these
enzymes are not heat stable, they break down at maybe 160-190 degrees depending on the enzyme. So cooked meat won't last nearly as long as fresh beef
in the fridge. Ours is already aged two weeks, so we try to use it right after it thaws, within two days.
Just giving you a little information on stuff I have learned over the years about processing meats. Pork does not stay fresh long though so you have
to freeze it quickly or treat it after slaughtering. Pork tends to get sour if it is old.
edit on 22-1-2019 by rickymouse because: (no reason