How long should my stock simmer?

stock questions. How long should it simmer and how many days prior to using should it be made?

Ellie Landau


PetetheBaker November 22, 2016
If you have a pressure cooker this can be a great way to make stock in less time. I usually roast the bones and then throw in the vegetables and pressure cook my stock for 1 - 1.5 hours.
Erin J. November 22, 2016
How long to simmer a stock depends on what kind. Chicken/turkey stock needs to simmer for quite awhile - 6-8 hours! Vegetable stock takes a lot less time (2 hours). You can make stock quite a ways in advance of using it - it freezes great (up to 3-4 months!) or will hold in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Jeremy B. November 22, 2016
I usually keep mine at just below a simmer (180 F) for about 3-4 hours and then freeze it for use later. Here is one good guide:
Ellie L. November 22, 2016
Thank you so much!
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