First Attempt At Bone Broth - No Gelatin!?
I finished my first batch in bone broth and after it cooled there was no gelatin at all. After cooling since last night It has a watery consistency. I followed this recipe: http://balancedbites.com/2011/04/easy-recipe-mineral-rich-bone-broth.html
I used a crock pot on the low setting starting at 8pm and the following morning it was lightly boiling so shut it until it cooled a little then put it back on. I tried not to let the broth boil during the 24 hour simmer, so was turning it on and off. After 20 hours I moved it to a large covered pot on the stove and simmered which is how I plan to cook next time.
I used large marrow grass-fed beef bones from here: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=557
I boiled it for 24 hours because the bones were extremely hard and did not show any signs of breaking down whatsoever. Even after the 24 hours the bones were still rock solid with barey anything missing off the surface. I saved the bones to add to the next batch because they seemed like they still have plenty to give.
I used 3 bones and added 2 tbs apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp himalayan sea salt to the mix.
It tastes good, but no gelatin at all
Did I use the wrong bones?
Did I cook too long?
Did I not cook long enough for those kinds of bones?
Should I use different bones next time? What kind for beef?
Did I overcook and destroy the collagen/gelatin?
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