Boudin issues - rice fermented!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crankybuzzard, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, need some thoughts on this one. I've made a buttload of boudin over the years, but I've never seen this before.

    I made some boudin a few weeks ago, vac packed it, let it sit in the house frig for a couple of days since the garage frig took a dump. Got the new frig, tossed the packed boudin into the new freezer and left it.

    Now, the last 2 packs I've pulled out and put into the frig to defrost, swelled up to the point that the vac bag was almost tight from the gasses inside.

    When i open the bag, it has a very pungent, almost kraut like smell.

    All I can think of is that the rice fermented prior to freezing and now it's off gassing after defrost. With the smell it has, it ALL went into the trash. All 18 or so pounds! :th_crybaby2:

    Any thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow. No help here but following to learn
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    cooked rice – a basic household ingredient in Southeast Asia is traditionally used to promote the growth of lactic bacteria; its primary function is to act as the catalyst for fermentation. their souring the meat with the rice in order to get the taste of soured meat.......
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, it smelled sour enough that I wouldn't eat it. So, Joe, do you think the rice may have fermented, even at frig temps?
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like it fermented at some point in time.. not sure when. whats the temp in the fridge.
     
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just went and looked, it shows 37, but I just loaded it with 3 butts and some chucks.

    Another thing that my wife mentioned, I may not have let the rice cool enough before mixing and stuffing. I usually cook the rice much sooner than I did this last batch, so it's cooled and dried out a bit.
     
  7. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    CB sorry to hear that,I will have to take some of mine out to see.

    Richie
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    CB I think it may have been the rice,being warm I took a package out yesterday no problem.It was lunch today to full to post pics.LOL Nap time

    Richie
     
  10. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree. I knew better, but did it anyway. I'll always remember that though!
     

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