I fail at making bone broth :(

Answered on September 15, 2013
Created September 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I always save the bones to make into stock, but whenever I try to make bone broth, it turns out miserablly. It doesn't gel, it tastes horrible, it becomes murky and grainy...I just can't seem to get it right! Any tips out there?

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on September 14, 2013
at 11:40 PM

Are the bones you're using organic grassfed? (Maybe murky/grainy if not?) I've always used my pressure cooker, (on high for 6 hours) 1/2 an onion, couple whole cloves of garlic, juice from 4 lemons and a Tbs. of sea salt. Successful with bones from beef, bison, lamb, chicken and fish. (Daily broth drinker here, make it twice a month and freeze it in wide mouth canning jars).



on September 10, 2013
at 09:32 AM

no offense but I don't know how anyone can get bone broth wrong! Just use enough water to just cover the bones, also add about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, cook in the slow cooker on low for at least 12 hrs.



on September 10, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Is there a lot of extra meat on the bones? I've noticed it dissipate in my broth and make it appear grainy



on September 10, 2013
at 05:08 AM

Do you have a pressure cooker? It's perfect for bone broth. I have great results every time. It's fast, no skimming, and a deep rich flavor with a lot of gel. Lately I use chicken wings, and they work so well!

I'm of the opinion tat there must be some meat on the bones. It doesn't take much.


on September 10, 2013
at 03:24 AM

When I reduced the amount of water I use, mine gelled well. I put in a 4 quart crockpot the bones of one whole chicken or stacked beef bones to nearly fill the crock, then fill it up with water. I don't add any more water during the 24 hour simmer, which results in some reduction. If you want better flavor, keep more meat or fat on the bones, and add onion and garlic.

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on September 10, 2013
at 02:03 AM

I just throw meaty GF bones and some vinegar into a crock pot, cover with water and let it go for 24 hours or more. Comes out fine every time.

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