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Help w/ Spare Ribs Shelf Life Question, Please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wntrlnd, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Can you help with a question?

    I bought a couple racks of spare ribs last Thursday.  They were sold as 'fresh, never frozen.'

    I intended on smoking them yesterday, but I wasn't able to.

    How long do ribs keep in the refrigerator?   There's no expiration or 'use by' date on the pkg label.

    Should I freeze them, or can I keep them in the refrigerator until next Saturday?

    They are just wrapped in a plastic bag, not the thick cryo-vac plastic.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would freeze them to be safe and defrost later in the week if you want to smoke them.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Have to agree w/ mark.

     You don't know how long the store had them out. freeze and thaw the day before
  4. thanks! 

    i'm getting ready to put it in the freezer

    good point about not knowing how long it was out before i got it