Originally Posted by Tr00ter
This thread is Tremendous Bear! After watching this for a while I picked up my hopefully first of many Roasts. Although with the cold temps we've been having in MN I think I will go the same route as you for this and do it in the oven. How long does it generally take to defrost a Roast? Should I stick it in the fridge for a couple days prior to cooking?
Thanks for all the help!
I keep my freezer set at Zero degrees, and that makes things solid as a rock. I took a 5.6 pounder out Tuesday evening, and left it on the counter for about 3 hours, just to give it a jump. Then I put it in the fridge Tuesday night. I'm in no big hurry, and I figure I'll smoke it on Saturday, so I'll get it out Friday afternoon, and put my Worcestershire, CBP, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder on it. Then I'll wrap it in plastic wrap, and put it in the fridge until it's time to put it in my Show-Time Spinner, on Saturday Afternoon.
In other words, I always take it out of the freezer in plenty of time, because depending on how cold your fridge is, it could take 3 days to thaw a 6 pound Rib Roast.