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Ken V
04-27-2011, 03:04 PM
Just curious how you guys store your Butcher's, Kosmo's, Fab, ect. I didnt know if I should seal the extra up in containers or something like that. I've got quite a few contests lined up this summer so it probably wont be sitting around too long.
Can this stuff go stale?

Thanks,

Ken

Brewer
04-27-2011, 03:25 PM
In a zip lock in the refer. I've never had a problem with Kosmos products going stale - can't speak to Butchers/Fab.

Stoke&Smoke
04-27-2011, 03:41 PM
I zip lock or vaccu seal them. Was thinking this year of just pre-weighing and vaccusealing little packs, enough for 1 comp at a time. Just add liquid and inject. I think as long as you keep them out of air, light, and humidity they keep a while.

swamprb
04-27-2011, 03:48 PM
With Butchers, I transfer what I need for a few comps into wide mouth jars, I cut a corner of the bag and roll it up to get the air out and reseal with my Foodsaver. I did a couple comps worth in small Ziplocks and have one left from the Jack that is still fresh. I had heard there was a shelf life, but will defer to David for that. Same goes for my bulk rubs.

big brother smoke
04-27-2011, 03:58 PM
I got a sample bag of Kosmo's that hardened into a brick and it had never been opened.

Hope that was shared with Darian instead of just tossing out here for the first time.

HarleyEarl
04-27-2011, 04:00 PM
I put all my dry ingredients in mason jars and keep them sealed in a dark, dry closet until needed. Had to try to find a way to keep the humidity out since I was getting clumping even in zip-lock bags.

JD McGee
04-27-2011, 04:38 PM
I take out what I need and re-seal the original bag with tape...never had a problem...

chambersuac
04-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Ken, bring them with you to comps where I"m gonna be and SHARE :)

I've ordered and kept Kosmo's in the original package, resealed and kept in a dark pantry corner. So far so good.

Butcher BBQ
04-27-2011, 06:22 PM
As I have stated on my site I would not recommend putting the injection into the refrigerator. When you take them out of the cold environment into a 70 degree room they will draw moisture and clump up. The best thing I have heard is portion out your uses into a seal a meal bag and make single use bags. If you don't have one of them a good air tight sealed container works fine for me.

Kosmo's Q
04-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Ken, bring them with you to comps where I"m gonna be and SHARE :)

I've ordered and kept Kosmo's in the original package, resealed and kept in a dark pantry corner. So far so good.

Bingo! :thumb:

getyourrubonbbq
04-27-2011, 09:39 PM
Bingo! :thumb:

I actually had this very same conversation with a good buddy of mine today. Thanks for confirming this Kosmo.

Muzzlebrake
04-27-2011, 09:59 PM
I keep my open original bulk packages inside ziplocks, in a dry box, in my cool, dark, dehumidiified basement (is that overkill?) and take out smaller portions as needed. I do the same with my bulk spices and rubs.

Kosmo's Q
04-27-2011, 10:27 PM
I also recommend storing in a dark Ziploc bag.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r99/Dariankozz/2-Beef-Inj.jpg

Ken V
04-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Ken, bring them with you to comps where I"m gonna be and SHARE :)

I've ordered and kept Kosmo's in the original package, resealed and kept in a dark pantry corner. So far so good.

Dan, I dont know what I ever did to deserve a friend like you but I love ya man!!!

JD McGee
04-27-2011, 10:53 PM
I actually had this very same conversation with a good buddy of mine today. Thanks for confirming this Kosmo.

Really...who might that be? :twisted: BTW...Darian said "no problem" to your question...:thumb:

I also recommend storing in a dark Ziploc bag.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r99/Dariankozz/2-Beef-Inj.jpg

Hey...that's the very same bag that I use...small world...:becky:

getyourrubonbbq
04-28-2011, 11:04 AM
Really...who might that be? :twisted: BTW...Darian said "no problem" to your question...:thumb:


Hey...that's the very same bag that I use...small world...:becky:

Why you of course:becky:, Kosmo confirmed it in a post of how to store it:thumb: And that does look just like the bag:wink:

Scottie
04-28-2011, 02:02 PM
Anal......

I keep my open original bulk packages inside ziplocks, in a dry box, in my cool, dark, dehumidiified basement (is that overkill?) and take out smaller portions as needed. I do the same with my bulk spices and rubs.

chambersuac
04-28-2011, 02:04 PM
Dan, I dont know what I ever did to deserve a friend like you but I love ya man!!!

Right back atcha, Ken...

Muzzlebrake
04-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Anal......

the doc says I'm improving.........

Scottie
04-28-2011, 05:38 PM
The good news is... if we have a nuclear disaster... I know where to go for safe bbq injections....


the doc says I'm improving.........

Alexa RnQ
04-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Wow, there's something to be said for living in a dry climate! I've kept our Butcher products in their original bags, air squeezed out, rolled down and clipped the tops. They live in a dark box with the BBQ spices. Because I've never lived anywhere particularly humid, it honestly would have never occurred to me to do otherwise.

Ken V
04-28-2011, 07:52 PM
The reason I ask is, I had some I bought last fall and kept it rolled with air squeezed out and sealed and last week I pulled it out and it was like a hunk of sandstone. I will say it was not either Kosmo's or Butchers.

Ken

Butcher BBQ
04-28-2011, 08:00 PM
The reason I ask is, I had some I bought last fall and kept it rolled with air squeezed out and sealed and last week I pulled it out and it was like a hunk of sandstone. I will say it was not either Kosmo's or Butchers.

Ken

One good thing here is we have all learned that Scottie is expecting a nuclear disaster, Diva lives in a dry environment (hopefully the weather and not Vince's jokes), and Kosmos recommends hiding his stuff in a dark cabinet.:shock::cool:

Butcher BBQ
04-28-2011, 08:04 PM
Oh and how to store your injection powder.

JD McGee
04-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Kosmo recommends hiding his stuff in a dark cabinet.:shock::cool:

Same place I store my valuables...:twisted::becky::cool:

Muzzlebrake
04-28-2011, 08:52 PM
The good news is... if we have a nuclear disaster... I know where to go for safe bbq injections....

never be too prepared...........


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