Frozen VS Fresh

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by steelcowher, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Obviously butcher direct cuts are by far the preffered way the go...What do you think about the 10pnd frozen rib boxes that you can get at the grocer occasionally? Definitely not the freshest but are they worthwhile for the price? $10 for 10pnds??
     
  2. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes in my opinion. I've bought plenty of frozen meats with no problem. Listen, if you by cyropac stuff, it's usually frozen, thawed then put out for sale. Try one, if it turns out bad, well you're only out $10.
     
  3. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with FlaGriller, give it a try. I would let them thaw slowly in the fridge, don't set them out or nuke-em to defrost
     
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree for $1 per pound, you can't go wrong in trying...........unless it is those damn danish ribs.........I hate those things. [​IMG]
     
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    where can these things be located ? what store? i'd do it.
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I buy them al the time. The butcher tells me they are the same ribs that are out on the trays, only defrosted. I have never had any bad experiences with the boxed frozen ribs. Here is a pic of some ribs I bought (10#-$10) frozen, then I had them in the freezer for a month. Theyre just about thawed, look pretty good to me.
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  7. Brilliant...I figured they'd be fine, and for the price why not...I agree about those DaneFoods ribs..I bought a box of those about 6 years ago and grilled them. Tasted like roadkill mopped with formaidehyde...NASTY![​IMG]
     
  8. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    ditto. For a buck a pound what u got to loose. Bad meat smoked is better than no smoked meat at all[​IMG]
     
  9. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is this a left coast thing only? Never heard of it on the right coast... [​IMG]
     
  10. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm with you Hawg, we never seem to get deals like that here. I had a heck of a time just trying to find a Boston Butt. It's like if we didn't have Sam's we would be doomed.
     
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, I agree... Sams or BJ's. It's a shame, butt what ya' gonna do... [​IMG]
     
  12. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey I have an idea, let's just take a road trip up to see Debi. I hear she has plenty of food!!!!
     
  13. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in! Ya' think she'll do autographs? She has become one of my heros...
     
  14. jessie50

    jessie50 Newbie

    HELP!!!!!!

    swollen head warning in CT

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  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Must be a left coast thing we don't get anything for $1/lb up here!

    Your welcome anytime guys! I got two little chest freezers full of smoked meat, sausages, pastrami, bacons, lunchmeat but no briskets! [​IMG]

    I don't know about autograpghs Hawg but I got some big ole Italain hugs waiting for ya come October! You just goota lean over cuz I'm short! You still going to Summer Lake?
     
  16. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    jessie50- tell us more..we need coals(not dirt)....
     
  17. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm planning on it, the bug has been planted... we have ALOT of family stuff going on right now, plus that is the season of multiple grandkid birthdays, so it will all depend on how things pan out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed... I want a "big ole Italian hug"!
     
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Uh Oh now I'm in trouble! [​IMG]
     
  19. jessie50

    jessie50 Newbie

    All this praise is making DeeJay almost unbearable to live with. [​IMG]


    Not really she does [​IMG] alot though. LOL
     
  20. adb551

    adb551 Smoke Blower

    I try to buy my meat fresh cut from the butcher shop, but I have to admit that I have bought alot of frozen ribs in my day.

    And to tell the truth, it is pretty hard to tell the difference in the end.
     

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