or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Freezing ribs??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Freezing ribs??

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My local warehouse store is having a sale on ribs. They are usually always in a refrigerated section but not frozen. My question is can I buy some extra racks and put in my freezer and smoke them even a month down the line?? Will they be just as good and keep for that long?
post #2 of 12
I would also like to know a good average time i can keep ribs in the freezer.
post #3 of 12

Yes you can freeze ribs, they should be OK for 6-8 months.

post #4 of 12

Spare Ribs freeze very well and they also thaw quickly.I bought about 12 racks a little while back when Kroger here in VA. had them on sale.Have been practicing smoking ribs about once a week since:biggrin: and getting better every week.I hope theyre on sale again soon before I run out of practice material.Happy smoking and eating.:banana_smiley: 

post #5 of 12

Just make sure they weren't previously frozen.  Many places sell ribs thawed out but they had been frozen.

post #6 of 12

When all my local grocery stores put them on sale they have in tiny print at the bottom "previously frozen". I get mine at Sams in a three pack, trim them up and cook one or two and freeze the rest. They are good 5 to 6 mos. frozen.

post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliffcarter View Post
 

Yes you can freeze ribs, they should be OK for 6-8 months.

 

And you can freeze "previously frozen" ribs as well.

post #8 of 12

Ditto on several months keeping them fresh frozen.  However, we prefer to cook 4-5 racks, eat what we want and freeze the rest.  They hold up well for weeks and are always ready to be thawed and heated.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
 

When all my local grocery stores put them on sale they have in tiny print at the bottom "previously frozen". I get mine at Sams in a three pack, trim them up and cook one or two and freeze the rest. They are good 5 to 6 mos. frozen.

Absolutely!  Cryovac/Foodsavered meats last 2-3 years in the freezer vs. 6mos. without vacuum sealing per my Foodsaver manual.

post #11 of 12

No sweat on freezing the ribs. We do it all the time, sometimes its the only option you have when the sales happen....

post #12 of 12
Awesome. I had picked up a bunch of racks on sale the other day and threw them in the freezer. Glad to know there ok in there for a while.biggrin.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pork
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Freezing ribs??