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Sell by, cook by, freeze by

post #1 of 6
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Local store was having sale on pork butts, so I had to get it yesterday, 6.7lbs boneless.

 

Sell by date is the 30, I have a party on the 8th, and don't want to freeze it.  Thought?

 

Thanks again!!

post #2 of 6

I'd freeze it.

 

post #3 of 6

Sorry Flipper, 10 days in the Refer on Raw Pork is alittle risky. Freeze it raw or Smoke it off, by this weekend...JJ

post #4 of 6

 Like it or not, it needs a freezer.

 

If you want to spend more time with your guests, I'd smoke now, pull it, bag it, freeze it...thaw a couple days before and reheat in a covered roaster in a 200-215* smoker or "O" , or a crock-pot. I've done this a few months in advance for large gatherings with pulled pork, sliced brisket and burnt ends...I wouldn't have it any other way, now that I know what it meant in terms of saved time on the day of the event.

 

Otherwise, if you want to spend the time around the smoker during the gathering, do a freeze for a few days, then thaw and smoke.

 

 

Eric

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by forluvofsmoke View Post

 Like it or not, it needs a freezer.

 

If you want to spend more time with your guests, I'd smoke now, pull it, bag it, freeze it...thaw a couple days before and reheat in a covered roaster in a 200-215* smoker or "O" , or a crock-pot. I've done this a few months in advance for large gatherings with pulled pork, sliced brisket and burnt ends...I wouldn't have it any other way, now that I know what it meant in terms of saved time on the day of the event.

 

Otherwise, if you want to spend the time around the smoker during the gathering, do a freeze for a few days, then thaw and smoke.

 

 

Eric

I agree 100% - there is no way that is going to be safe that long. Last thing you want is getting folks sick.

 

 

post #6 of 6

Ditto!

 

Freeze it!

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