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Unread 09-22-2006, 10:19 AM   #12
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My $0.02.

Take it out and put it on the counter.

It is frozen and condensation will form on the outside of the cryovac in the form of frost.

As long as there is frost on the outside, the meat is still at or below 32*, and there is nothing going on bad with the meat. There is no guesing about the temp. The frost is your thermometer.

When the frost melts, the outside of piece of meat is now at 33*, although the middle will still be frozen.

From here you can put it back in the fridge for the remaining time, or give it a water bath to defrost some more if you don't think that you will get the degree or three more that will be needed for a full defrost.
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