ok, i bought a brisket last friday, and put it in the deep freeze. now i want to thaw it out, so i can smoke it. what is the best way? just stick in the fridege? how long will it take to thaw out? it is 9.57LB, date on it is march 2. i have never froze a brisket, i have always just put it in the fridge, planning on smoking it the next day.