I made chicken bone broth last night in our slow cooker. I strained the broth into a large pot and covered it... It was still very hot. How long should you let it rest before putting into the refigerator? I placed it in the fridge after four hours and 15 minutes. It was still warm. Is this a concern for bacteria or should it be safe?
asked byrcg1024 (0)
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on March 24, 2016
at 06:51 PM
no concern really. It takes a long time for bacteria to develop, unless you purposefully inject it with bacteria. I make it in my 5 gallon pot, about 4 gallons at a time, and it takes 24 hours to cool, after which I can put a gallon or so in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Just keep it covered the whole time.