Originally Posted by WineMaster
Thats also a nice thing about pork. Your nose will let you know if you have a problem B-4 the rub even hits the meat.
Boy is that the truth. I opened a case of butts to put on the smoker for an overnight cook and phew, they were bad. Good thing I was doing this ahead and re-heating because first thing in the morning I was at the meat supplier getting another case. I would have been out of luck if I hadn't decided to cook ahead. The meat supplier told me that they sell only 10% bone-in and this was in cooler too long even though it was ok date wise. Next time I'll check dates and open a cyrovac before I leave.