need to thaw out a whole pork butt, 7 lbs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by flanntastic, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. need to thaw out a whole pork butt, 7 lbs, i froze one last time, any good advice?  i would hate to throw it on the smoker and it be frozen on the inside
  2. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    I hope it's not for tonight's dinner!  If it's for smoking later you could unwrap it, rub the outside and re-wrap, and let it thaw and soak in the rub at the same time overnight in the fridge.
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, not gonna do it tonight. Just slide it in the fridge and give it a couple of days. Of put it in the sink for a few hours, then back in fridge to finish up.

     If you need it sooner, best go buy another, unfrozen one.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You could try the running water method. Should thaw it in a few hours. Just put it in a pot of cold water with a light trickle of cold water coming out of the faucet onto it. Obviously make sure your drain is open.
  5. i was hoping to smoke it tomorrow or sunday
  6. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    I am a newbie but agree with putting your rub on it and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Try to put in on a shelf as some of the crisper drawers if not set right can be downright frosty :)
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Might try soaking in a  brine solution instead of just plain Sunday it should be defrosted. Check the handy dandy search bar for brine suggestions....just my 2 centavos
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Low and slow also applies to thawing, can't rush a good thing. [​IMG]
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Let us know how you made out.
  10. i decided not to make it and wait till next weekend till my fantasy football party
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I may be stateing the obvious but keep it frozen until Wed or Thurs.   Depending on how often you and yours open the fridge, pork could get RIPE thawed for 6 or 7 days...JJ

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