2007 Pork Rib age test

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2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby housil » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:38 pm

Today I opened a 2007 #2 Pork Rib
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I started with the cheese and crackers (out of another 2007 one)
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10 years old cheese? Great as on it´s first day. No "weird" taste nor haptic, same with the crackers
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Now I prepared the entree and as I don´t like the clam chowder, I replaced it with corn bread stuffing.
As I wanted to figure out, how good 10 years old FRH still work, I used one "plain", the other one I "tuned" with the salt from the accessory pack
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Now "cook" them for 10 min.
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The pork rib reached 125F (51°C)
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The corn bread stuffing with the salted water "just" 118F (48°C)
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So no evidence that salt will boost a weak FRH

Dessert I opened a 2005 spiced apples
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No sign of age nor any bad taste even after 12 years of storage
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I had a great, 10 - 12 years old dinner what I really enjoyed
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also the cake :D

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby sourwes » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:46 pm

Very nice review, thanks for sharing! Been working my way thru a 2001 case, with similar results
it is what it is....

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby SD_Jeff » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:24 pm

I like the quantitative nature of the FRH experiment. Interesting, repeatable results ?

I think you'd need to do a test with 2 FRH's of the same approximate vintage, one with salt and one without. But, maybe I'm overthinking it.

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby housil » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:55 am

SD_Jeff wrote:I think you'd need to do a test with 2 FRH's of the same approximate vintage, one with salt and one without.


Sry for not extra to mention that - I did.

Bot FRHs were out from the same case and had the same age. I opened another MRE and took the FRH out.

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby drcynic22 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:21 am

Wow, for being a decade old, those crackers and the cheese spread were in remarkable condition. Clearly was a well-stored ration, there. I find it a bit surprising that the cheese spread didn't go funky, since I hear it doesn't hold up all that well.

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby housil » Thu May 11, 2017 6:13 am

drcynic22 wrote: Clearly was a well-stored ration, there.

I have an own rations cellar where I store all my rations in a dark, all year temp ~15-18°C (60-65F). So 10 years of storage is no problem for MREs.

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby Travelowl » Thu May 11, 2017 2:38 pm

Does the almight pork rib ever really die??

:)

Thanks for the review!

I had a 2007 Sopakco pork rib last week, purchased at a gun show recently so the storage history is unknown. And it was every bit as delicious as yours was!!

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby alohakid » Tue May 30, 2017 6:55 pm

YUM... that looked delicious... thanks for the fab review housil.

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby sarahdhawk26 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:59 pm

Great pix and review!!! :D What would you rate that corn bread stuffing at?? it sounds wonderful :)

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Re: 2007 Pork Rib age test

Postby alohakid » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:44 pm

housil - Just received a newer Pork Rib (entree only) and plan to consume along with an adult beverage for lunch today... hope its as good as yours was.

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