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DRKsmoking

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Like said above the price per pound is right , even after the trimming lol

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Wow!!
And a Fine looking Ribeye, at that !!!
Nice Score!!

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Great looking prime rib!
 

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Thanks - really happy with how it looked once I cut it up as in the bag it was a bit sad looking. I sliced it up into 14 steaks and 1 nice roast - I think Ill try the sou vide on the roast and see how that turns out.

You can do that, but personally Ribeye/Prime Rib is the only meat I would Never Sous Vide. It's already the Best & Most Tender of them all. IMHO

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DANG! Way better than my Guess. Thats Beautiful! ....JJ
 

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NIce Score ... and at the best price ...

My only hang up would be refreezing ... I'm always confused on what can/can't (should/shouldn't) be refrozen ...
 

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NIce Score ... and at the best price ...

My only hang up would be refreezing ... I'm always confused on what can/can't (should/shouldn't) be refrozen ...
I was taught and passed on to my students, " Raw Frozen Meat can be Thawed, under refrigeration, and Refrozen...ONCE. "
Two factors come into play. First, a Quality issue, each time meat is frozen, Ice Crystals form, first from the meats natural moisture, then those Ice Crystals, essentially, Shred the muscle. As the meat thaws, the Ice Crystals melt and some additional moisture from the shredded muscle, is released as well. Double Trouble, if you will. Initial Freezing in a Deep Freeze, -10 to -20°F, makes for smaller crystals and less meat damage, less moisture loss.

Second is a possible Safety issue. Refrigerated thawing is generally safe, below 38°F. However not everyone's Refer is this cold. You got 4 kids and that Refer Door may be Open as much as closed! The interior temp quickly rises above 40°F putting meat in the Danger Zone. Next issue, you defrost a hunk of meat. Some amount of time, little or a lot, is spent at Room Temp as you Trim, Portion, Weigh out whats needed, Wrap or Vac-seal the unused portion and Refreeze in an, again, possibly Above Zero Freezer, them Kids like Ice Cream!
Now a week later, back in the possibly warm Refer, More Prep, Counter Warming waiting for the Smoker to heat or other delay before cooking, and ALL this time in the Danger Zone adds up, ESPECIALLY if you Refreeze more than Once.

Bottom line...If you plan to Refreeze Meat, Thaw in an infrequently opened Refer, like a Beer Fridge. (Maybe not so infrequent for Some of you guys, Eh?😆) or at least the Back of the Bottom Shelf, coldest part, of your everyday Refer.
Any time Out of the Refer, work Cleanly and Quickly. Wrap well, I use 4 layers of Plastic Film, or Vac-seal.
If possible, Refreeze in a little opened Deep Freeze, this second and last time, at -10 to -20°F...JJ
 

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I was taught and passed on to my students, " Raw Frozen Meat can be Thawed, under refrigeration, and Refrozen...ONCE. "
Two factors come into play. First, a Quality issue, each time meat is frozen, Ice Crystals form, first from the meats natural moisture, then those Ice Crystals, essentially, Shred the muscle. As the meat thaws, the Ice Crystals melt and some additional moisture from the shredded muscle, is released as well. Double Trouble, if you will. Initial Freezing in a Deep Freeze, -10 to -20°F, makes for smaller crystals and less meat damage, less moisture loss.

Second is a possible Safety issue. Refrigerated thawing is generally safe, below 38°F. However not everyone's Refer is this cold. You got 4 kids and that Refer Door may be Open as much as closed! The interior temp quickly rises above 40°F putting meat in the Danger Zone. Next issue, you defrost a hunk of meat. Some amount of time, little or a lot, is spent at Room Temp as you Trim, Portion, Weigh out whats needed, Wrap or Vac-seal the unused portion and Refreeze in an, again, possibly Above Zero Freezer, them Kids like Ice Cream!
Now a week later, back in the possibly warm Refer, More Prep, Counter Warming waiting for the Smoker to heat or other delay before cooking, and ALL this time in the Danger Zone adds up, ESPECIALLY if you Refreeze more than Once.

Bottom line...If you plan to Refreeze Meat, Thaw in an infrequently opened Refer, like a Beer Fridge. (Maybe not so infrequent for Some of you guys, Eh?😆) or at least the Back of the Bottom Shelf, coldest part, of your everyday Refer.
Any time Out of the Refer, work Cleanly and Quickly. Wrap well, I use 4 layers of Plastic Film, or Vac-seal.
If possible, Refreeze in a little opened Deep Freeze, this second and last time, at -10 to -20°F...JJ
Great advice! Thanks for passing that on. I agree 100% with everything you said.
For this chunk of meat I defrosted in fridge and sliced it still partially frozen. Vacuum bagged - label and into deep freeze.
 

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