how well does pork shoulder vacuum seal/freeze?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by caspian, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. caspian

    caspian Newbie

    I offered to cater the meat for a friends wedding (remind me not to drink and offer smoking).  Anyway, I don't to risk making it the day before and having some technical issue pop up.

    So what I was thinking of is doing it one month ahead of time.  Smoking 100 lbs of pork shoulder, pulling it, cooling it in pans in various fridges (so it cools somewhat quickly), then vacuum sealing it and freezing it until the wedding and just reheat.

    How much flavor/texture will be lost?  Is it doable?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I haven't done large amounts but for myself I freeze single servings and warm up in simmering water stays nice and tasty. You should be fine doing something similar.
  3. Very doable. Easy to reheat in the vac-sealed bags in water or on a grill covered, with a little fluid to steam.

    I add a finishing sauce and you would barely know it was ever frozen.
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have no fear.  It's a forgiving meat.  And I do it often. Warm it gently and the texture will be great! B
  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Agreed freeze that pork up for another day, I often have care packages sent to my son in college of vac pac PP. Works great.
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  7. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    HaHa!, In fact yes, my son Tyler is adopted from the State of Montana. Currently going to college at North Dakota State. Adopted when he was 9 months old. [​IMG]
  8. I'm a little over 9 months...

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