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Chic Rustler

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well that makes me feel pretty awesome! I haven't ate food that was over 2 years old but i won't worry so much about it now. I know a few folks who push it out to 5 years but i have always been leary of it.

how long do you guys think canned meat will last (and still taste okay)
 

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well that makes me feel pretty awesome! I haven't ate food that was over 2 years old but i won't worry so much about it now. I know a few folks who push it out to 5 years but i have always been leary of it.

how long do you guys think canned meat will last (and still taste okay)
Ideally, you store foods that you rotate and replenish each season. Can what you eat then eat what you can. I am not the best at this.

Currently, I have canned burger, stew meat, and sloppy joes on the shelf that have the same color, taste, and texture as they did in 2014. So, I can't really say because that is when I began canning meat. Several writers, like Jackie Clay of Backwoods Home, say they will last indefinitely if the seal is intact and storage conditions are good.
 

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I have some jars of tuna from 2014 left. No difference I can tell on taste or texture. The dogs have been getting it so I can use the jars. That reduces their feed bill as well. I have plenty of newer stuff.

I tried some grape juice from 2008 I just came across. Seal was good and looked fine. It's lost it's flavor so I didn't drink it. That's an age thing. 5 year old grape juice is usually fine.

Oh on eating old food. Mom came across a sealed, airtight tub with dried plums and raisins in bags last year. Of course we tried them even though the last time she dried plums was around 1991. They looked perfectly fine and she lives in the desert so low humidity. I couldn't tell they were old. I've had worse from the grocery store.
 

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I just opened a can of ground coffee that was dated 2013. It's been stored in a "dead" freezer sitting in an uninsulated shed. Wasn't sure what I would find, but it looks and smells just fine. I also opened a can of Planter's Mixed Nuts from about the same year, fully expecting them to have gone rancid... nope. They were delicious.
 

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