No room to thaw a brisket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bowlbq, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. bowlbq

    bowlbq Fire Starter

    I have a frozen solid packer brisket and no room in the fridge to thaw it for a few days. Has anyone gone direct from freezer to smoker with any luck? Or have a good non fridge thaw technique? It's a 14 pounder that is vacuum sealed. I bought it with the intention of smoking it right away but life happened and it went in the chest freezer.
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You would need to watch it but if you got a cooler it will fit in you should be good. No chance on frozen to smoker.
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with b-one!

    Get a good ice chest, put a bag or 3 of ice in it, and then make a "shelf" in the ice chest for the brisket to sit on.

    Monitor the temps and make sure you don't go above 40 degrees until thawed. Then prep and cook.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thawed and brined the turkey breast I have spinning right now in this. 5 days and one 2 liter bottle of frozen water. Was all I needed.
  5. bowlbq

    bowlbq Fire Starter

    Thanks fellas cooler with ice sounds good. I don't have a thermometer to make sure it's below 40 so I'll aim for mostly thawed.If the inside is still slightly frozen an extra hour on the smoke time should take care of it.

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