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How long should my stock simmer?

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

asked by Ellie Landau 19 days ago
4 answers 89 views
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Jeremy Beker

Senior Software Engineer at Food52

added 19 days ago

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: https://food52.com/blog...

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added 19 days ago

Thank you so much!

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Erin McDowell

Erin is a baking aficionado, writer, stylist, and Test Kitchen Manager at Food52. She is currently writing a cookbook.

added 19 days ago

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.

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PetetheBaker

Pete is the wine reviewer (and CRO) for Business Insider who believes the only thing better than a delicious expensive bottle of wine is an delicious inexpensive bottle.

added 19 days ago

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.