Post by grammagrace on Oct 7, 2020 22:47:18 GMT -5
years ago we had a heifer butchered. When we got the meat back the burger was great. The fat on and in steaks and roasts was horrible. I tore them apart because it the tiniest bit of fat was in that meat, the dogs got it. I always thought either the burger wasn't from ours or the rest wasnt. She was grass and hay fed with a taste of corn once in a while. Not enough to change the meat.
Its very sad when that much work and meat isn't good.
My butcher experience is limited to some I can barely remember when I was pretty little, BUT the main reason I started having a milk cow was because I was tired of terrible tasting beef.
My sister and I have come to the conclusion that some beef tastes bad because it's been stored at the processor too long and absorbs the smell (I'm talking about packaged beef) and that is the off putting taste that some people pick up on. We had to store a large steer at the processor because I didn't have buyers and we were out of freezer space. All that beef had a hint of that off taste, and I could tell which packages were deeper into box and "protected" a little, as we had some that was perfectly fine. I think this same theory could apply to hanging meat as well. Those places stink (to me) and I can hardly stand to be in there long enough to get my business done. (And I'm not saying they stink because something's wrong, it's just the natural smell they have.) So to me, if you're putting your meat back in the freezer without any covering, that would definitely speed up the process of it absorbing a "meat locker" smell.
The Long Acre: Home to a motley crew of milking and beef cattle, a couple yard cops (dogs), too many chickens, and 5 supervisors (cats).
Just as a little update to this post. trimming the entire surface area of the animal and reserving that for the cats, not human use, was the key. All ground beef and steaks were delicious, none of the rank taste. All other procedures were the same. My confirmed method from here on out.
We also find that we prefer the flavor of a less rather than more aged beef. Searsfarm, hang times that long only work when the temp is at 32, some even run their coolers at 31. The more I talk to really experienced butchers, the more I hear that many processors are not running their lockers cold enough. So sorry. Could you give them some meat to taste and ask for a refund?
Nadine Canadienne loved and lost July 2016 Ruby, Guernsey Jersey heifer a host of clucks, cats, buns, goat, pigs, etc. 4 boys twin girls
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