Originally Posted by dirtworldmike
Oh yeah, I do it all the time. 3-2 then finish on the grill. Many times when I buy ribs, instead of freezing them raw.I'll do the 3-2 in the smoker. Pull them off and let them cool, vac seal them then freeze. Thaw em and throw em on the grill and good to go in an hour.
My son and his wife came over for ribs last Sunday. I did the ribs in the smoker the day before 3-2, refrigerated and finished and glazed on the grill Sunday. They came out great.
I've done the same type thing a couple times now, 3-2 part of the cook then flash freeze them, but I reheat them in vacuum bag and sous vide for about an hour, then I throw them on the grill at high heat (or just pull out a torch and torch them) for a few minutes -- sometimes, but not always adding some BBQ sauce to caramelize, it depends what I did to the ribs during the first portion of the cook :)
I actually think I prefer them done like this, after you vacuum pack them and leave them for a bit they really take on the flavors very nicely. I just pulled out some pre-cooked and frozen leftover pulled pork for some fatties today and re-heated with sous vide as well, and I think it was actually better than the first go around (I didn't think this was possible) :)