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How long will it take to thaw a 15lb full packer?

sandyut

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I have a 15lb FP in the freezer at 0 degrees. my refer runs at 37 degrees. How long should I allow for the FP to thaw? I froze on purchase date. I think the sell by was a couple weeks past the purch date.

Im thinking 5 days? could it take more than that?

It was on sale for $1.99 / LB. so i bought two cooked one froze one. wife is getting twitchy about the freezer being too full. so tis time to cook the second.

thanks!
 

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What Jake said.

Man you hit up that $1.99lb Kroger sale a couple weeks ago? I picked up two too!
 

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I have a 15lb FP in the freezer at 0 degrees. my refer runs at 37 degrees. How long should I allow for the FP to thaw? I froze on purchase date. I think the sell by was a couple weeks past the purch date.

Im thinking 5 days? could it take more than that?

It was on sale for $1.99 / LB. so i bought two cooked one froze one. wife is getting twitchy about the freezer being too full. so tis time to cook the second.

thanks!
I always try for 5 days minimum for 20lbs of meat/turkey.
Since this is a cryovac meat I shoot for throwing the meat in the fridge roughly 7 days before I want to cook that way I dont have to worry about it plus I dont have time during the week to smoke it anyhow so its easy to throw it a weekend early so the following weekend i can smoke it :)
 

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an you hit up that $1.99lb Kroger sale a couple weeks ago? I picked up two too!
Totally man! I was out in the yard and my neighbor just got back from kroger and was like "do you like brisket? Kroger has them on sale." he smokes too. I dropped everything and ran for it!
 

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good deal guys. I'll pull it this Sunday shooting for a next Saturday cook.
 

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If your freezer is at 0, then I would give it a week to thaw in the fridge, if it thaws a bit earlier, it’s no big deal. It will stay in the fridge for several days unthawed.
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If your freezer is at 0, then I would give it a week to thaw in the fridge, if it thaws a bit earlier, it’s no big deal. It will stay in the fridge for several days unthawed.
thanks Al. Ill pull it tomorrow. I would rather it sit in the refer thawed than deal with a frozen center.
 

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