Can a pork butt be frozen and then thawed and turn out OK?
Just curious because Sam's Club only sells two in a package and I would never do both at the same time.
Yes Sir, most of us would be really upset if not! LOL
Some of the more serious here by their butts cryo'd (like what you are talking about), in case lots. I have never had a problem as long as I thaw 'em correctly.
I have a great butcher who when the butts are on sale will split the cryo-packs and individually wrap 'em for me. But I have a really good butcher (like the old days), and she isn't quite as inexpensive as Sam's but she likes the stuff like bacon and jerky I always share.
Yes for both camps. Smoking 2 butts instead of one saves you a lot of time in the long run from not having to babysit the smoker for that second session. All the time spent on prep and pulling the second butt is time you would have spent anyways.
That said, yes, you can split a cryo pack and freeze the leftover one. Just be sure to wrap it very well. Vacuum packing would be the best method. Next would be to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap that with foil or butchers paper. The goal is to get most of the air out so that it doesn't crystalize and let frost develop on the meat. That is what causes freezer burn.