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Offline GusRobin

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Freezing briskets
« on: June 27, 2010, 10:26:06 AM »
Picked up a number of packers at the Target sale (see post in the Hot Deal section). So I am going to freeze them for a while. Should I leave them in the cryovac they came in or should I open and vac seal them.
Should I "age" them in the cryovac before I freeze them?
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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 11:39:06 AM »
I do that all the time and I just freeze them in the cryovac. So far as I know, the cryovac is vacuum sealed anyway. Make sure there are no holes first. They will easily keep for a year without freezer burn ---- what am I saying? Who could keep them for a year without smoking them!!

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 11:40:10 AM »
And, when you need to do an emergency defrost, put them in a big stock pot under running cold water and they will defrosts in about 4-6 hours.

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 11:46:03 AM »
Didn't see any holes, so i popped it in the freezer. The Target sale is going on all week, I may be loading up each day if they have decent ones in the bin. So I may end up with some frozen for a while. Of course I am going to have to find room in the freezer. ;D
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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 01:44:01 PM »
How much per lb are they? And where in the US do you live? I could make a quick trip to Niagara Falls.......

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 04:10:05 PM »
They are $0.99 a lb; I live in Northern Alabama and the sale is good until the 1st of July.
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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 04:50:05 PM »
Just checked the nearest Super Target in our area - SE TX - and they aren't offering that special.
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Offline Smokeville

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 07:25:02 PM »
They are $0.99 a lb; I live in Northern Alabama and the sale is good until the 1st of July.

That's amazing! Best I've ever seen is $1.89/lb at a Wal-Mart superstore.

At that price I would buy one and smoke it right away to test and if all is well go back and buy a freezer load.

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 07:32:29 PM »
Don't see a need to test. It is labeled "Choice", plus can always make pastrami out of it. I never had a bad pastrami made from a brisket regardless of the grade of meat.
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Offline DTAggie

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Re: Freezing briskets
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 07:37:29 PM »
I will go check Dallas area Targets tomorrow.