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Thread: Freezing meat

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    Default Freezing meat

    Good afternoon all! Had a question about freezing food. Ive seen and read about people when they smoke they do 2 or more pork butts or briskets, etc at a time then they freeze the extras. My question is how do you freeze it(vac sealed, wraped in saran?). How do you reheat? Does the meat loose tenderness or wouldnt it dry up from the freeze. THanks for the input.
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    For leftovers, I chill, vac-pak and freeze. To reheat, either simmer the bag(s) ni a pot of water or vent the bag and microwave on MED power until just warmed through...

    The only Q I don't like reheated is ribs. For some reason they don't taste as good to me as fresh, but brisket, pulled pork, chicken etc. reheats just fine.
    Last edited by JamesB; 07-14-2008 at 07:55 PM.

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    Actually find it better after its been froze!
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    I don't know what the actual temp is, but it cooks the way I want it to, so I don't guess it really matters.

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    Sometimes you just have to improvise so here's a trick that might help
    if you don't have vacuum sealer of some sort.

    Fill your sink with water and partially seal the bag leaving a small hole to let the air escape.
    Drop the bag in the water leaving only the seal above the surface of the water.
    To force the excess air out the bag, press the bag against the side of the sink.
    Then seal the bag fully and remove it from the water.
    Presto you have a generic vacuum seal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesB View Post
    For leftovers, I chill, vac-pak and freeze. To reheat, either simmer the bag(s) ni a pot of water or vent the bag and microwave on MED power until just warmed through...

    The only Q I don't like reheated is ribs. For some reason they don't taste as good to me as fresh, but brisket, pulled pork, chicken etc. reheats just fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba View Post


    Actually find it better after its been froze!
    I find ribs in particular are better after a trip to the freezer. Isn't that curious that James finds the opposite.


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