Pre-smoking fatty/abt question

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by dj mishima, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    I'm planning on going to a pot luck style party in a couple weeks.  I'm planning on doing at least one fatty and some ABT's.

    I'm just wondering how to reheat them and how far ahead of time they can be smoked.  I'm figuring I'll have access to an oven and/or some sort of grill.

    I purposely stuck some of my fatty and a couple ABT's in the fridge for experimentation's sake, but I was hoping to call upon some experienced pit masters...
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can smoke them up to a week ahead and refrigerate.  You can freeze and keep even longer.  All without quality loss.

    Reheating options include the standards: microwave, frying pan, oven, or grill.  I usually just heat in the frying pan and make it into a sandwich.
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I haven't had the best luck freezing and reheating the ABT's. Refridgerated and reheated worked better. When I froze and reheated they came out mushy and I split em up between the microwave and the oven. The ones in the oven lost most of the cheese. Microwave was super mushy. Fatties are easy going. Ive reheated in the micro and the oven. You could probably even throw em on the grill to reheat. This is just based on my experience.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    To tell you the truth we have never reheated ABT's, there always gone in about 2 minutes, but fatties heat up well in the microwave. The only drawback is the bacon looses it's crunch. Since you will have access to a grill I think I would reheat them both on the grill. As far as smoking them I would do it as close to the party as you can, so you can just refrigerate them instead of having to freeze them.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  5. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the advice!
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No problems with the fatty but its best if u can do the abt's at the gathering.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cher always pops the ABT's into a toaster oven for around 300º for 12 to 15 minutes. This will crisp the bacon back up some.

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