freezing spares and/or fattys?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dougbennett, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    Has anyone ever tried freezing ribs or fattys (or brisket) after a smoke? The reason: I'm thinking it'd be better to do one long smoke on the weekends, then freeze the meat for those busy weeknights when smoking isn't an option.
  2. I have made them one day, refridgerate and had them a day or two later. I'm sure freezing would be fine as long as the their wrapped accordingly.
  3. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    "Them" being ribs, fattys or both?
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ribs freeze very well. I do it that way all the time. Fatties I'm not sure of. Never tried it.
  5. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Vacuum pack it if you can first. I have frozen Fatty's, Ribs, Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Prok with good results.
  6. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've frozen almost everything I have ever smoked, everything has always turned out fine. A vacuum sealer really does make a difference though. Careful vac sealing a fatty, ya can smush it down real flat real fast
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fishawn has the clue. The Vac Pak rules. You can sucessfully freeze durn near anything with those units!
  8. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    I freeze fatties all the time. We always smoke several at a time, both stuffed and plain then pack the frozen ones with us to friends' houses, lake weekends, other places where we want to enjoy and share the goodness of fatties.

    Also freeze buckboard bacon and Canadian bacon too...
  9. I pre freeze delicate items on a non stick cookie tray before vac packing. esp. veggies from the garden.
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup what they say.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have froze fatties and they held real good tightly wrapped in clear plastic and then wrapped in foil. Never had spares around long enough to need to freeze the leftovers.
  12. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Use the fragile setting on the vacuum sealer if your has will flatten it. [​IMG]
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I freeze Fatties all the time. I slice them first, then use sandwich Zip locks. Works fine.

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