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Old 05-27-2022, 02:45 PM   #1
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You know that gray color that the outside of the meat turns when you let it sit in the cooler? Think thatís okay to cook up for the dogs?

Shot a decent sized Nilgai last week. Itís been sitting for a week. The steaks Iíve cut so far look incredibly tasty but Iím sure not eating the gray trimmings myself.
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Old 05-27-2022, 02:47 PM   #2
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You donít even have to cook it.


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Old 05-27-2022, 02:49 PM   #3
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You're kidding right? My dogs eat EVERYTHING, there's not a scrap that gets trimmed or bone cut out that hits the trash. All the normal trim they eat raw, the nasty stuff I simmer down into a soup and pour it over their dry food. My dogs are very happy.
edit: I'd eat the gray stuff myself but that's just me, my only requirement is that meat doesn't smell sour.
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Old 05-27-2022, 02:56 PM   #4
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I have a detailed analysis I go through to determine if I should feed meat to my dogs.

Step 1. Do I want it? If yes, do not pass go, do not collect $200. If no, proceed to step 2
Step 2. Feed it to the dogs
Step 3. See step 2
Step 4. Clean up the vomit and get yelled at by my wife because my chocolate lab can't handle red meat, but his taste buds don't know that yet.
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Old 05-27-2022, 03:02 PM   #5
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So why do you think it’s no good for human consumption? If it’s been soaking in ice water it has just been washed out with no blood left. Just curious. It’s your meat but it’s never been a deterrent for me. And I like Nilgai too much to feed to my dogs.
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Old 05-27-2022, 03:32 PM   #6
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Why waste time cookin it?

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Old 05-27-2022, 03:33 PM   #7
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I have a detailed analysis I go through to determine if I should feed meat to my dogs.

Step 1. Do I want it? If yes, do not pass go, do not collect $200. If no, proceed to step 2
Step 2. Feed it to the dogs
Step 3. See step 2
Step 4. Clean up the vomit and get yelled at by my wife because my chocolate lab can't handle red meat, but his taste buds don't know that yet.
See step 4 is the reason I ask. I already clean up enough hair balls and vomit from the cat. I donít need to add the dogs to it.

Guess Iíll give it a go. Iím sure itís fine.
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Old 05-27-2022, 03:35 PM   #8
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The meat was soaked in water?


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Old 05-27-2022, 03:35 PM   #9
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See step 4 is the reason I ask. I already clean up enough hair balls and vomit from the cat. I donít need to add the dogs to it.

Guess Iíll give it a go. Iím sure itís fine.
I have one dog that's a little sensitive, that one is fine eating it raw but if I cook it and give him more than a handful he'll get the runs every time. It's not the meat because he does it with perfectly good meat I'd eat as well.

As for the brown color, meat is brown with the absence of blood. The stores add red dye (or whatever) to make it look more appealing.
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Old 05-27-2022, 03:39 PM   #10
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Way I look at it, he licks his butt and other, rolls around in excrement- a little spoiled meat won't hurt a thing.
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Old 05-27-2022, 03:59 PM   #11
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No. It’s been on ice all week but I’ve kept it drained. The gray is only on the very surface, it’s thinner than I can even cut with a sharp knife. The trimmed steaks look and taste amazing. I snuck a small piece earlier.

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Old 05-27-2022, 05:08 PM   #12
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As for the brown color, meat is brown with the absence of blood. The stores add red dye (or whatever) to make it look more appealing.
Hmm, I worked in a meat market for several years. Never seen or heard of a red meat dye. (there isnt any) Its from the water displacing the blood in the meat.
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Old 05-27-2022, 05:10 PM   #13
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Hmm, I worked in a meat market for several years. Never seen or heard of a red meat dye. (there isnt any) Its from the water displacing the blood in the meat.
Gas, dye, whatever it's artificially added to keep the meat red when they package it. Maybe your small meat market doesn't do it but buy anything at Walmart it sure does. I will concede it's not normally brown though, plenty of my deer and game are plenty red when I cut them up. It's only brown if it's bled out in water which doesn't hurt anything.

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This red meat is possible because of “modified air packaging”, or MAP, a packaging technique that has been around for decades. In the packaging process, food manufacturers remove the natural air from packaging and replace it with a mix of gases like nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. The exact gas formula depends on which characteristics the manufacturer is trying to preserve.

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