Why worry about the bugs?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bkvanbek, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. bkvanbek

    bkvanbek Newbie

    I am brining a turkey, for today, I forgot about it yesterday and it got a little warm in the brine. But so what?  So what if some bad bugs got in my turkey, if you get the right temperature the bugs die.....right?
  2. How hot is "a little warm"?
  3. bkvanbek

    bkvanbek Newbie

    It got into the lower 60s.
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The bugs may die but the toxins they leave behind can be deadly.
  5. +1 I would not eat this.
  6. Yep as noted, you could be in a bad spot.

    I give myself a lot of leeway when I cook only for myself. If I'm feeding someone else, it's by the book (40°/140°- 4 hours)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014

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