Originally Posted by puffin3
So now I have a "low opinion of folks at DC"? What's got your panties in a knot?
I gave an honest opinion. I do not think it's a good idea to ask for advice on food safety from strangers. Nor is it a good idea to give advice to someone you have no idea about. Are they going to understand the advice? Are they going to misread and do the opposite? Are they ten years old and have extremely limited experience? Are they senile?
I'm sure you would agree that you have read 'advice' offered on DC which is factually incorrect given with the best of intentions.
And yes. The whole food safety subject is "risky" in the extreme.
I do not 'assume' the advice I'm getting from all members of DC are all 'experts'. Some may presume to be though.
This is pretty much the case of any of the web forums I frequent. I am regular at several golf forums and a couple of photography forums, and while there is a lot of good, factual information on all of them, there is also a lot of opinion. The best comment you can make about opinions is the old saw "Everyone has one!". You really have to still take the responsibility yourself when you ask a question and the answers you receive run the gamut from the logical to the ridiculous. In that case, you either take the bit you like with a few grains of salt, or look elsewhere for a more informed suggestion.
I've seen some really bad advice offered on forums, and like Puffin says, when it involves food safety for something like curing meat, taking the cautious approach is well advised.
To be honest, I don't really understand why the OP is doing it in the first place. A leg of lamb is one of my favorite meats. It's such a wonderful cut for roasting - and around here quite expensive - that I would never risk ruining it with an untested process.