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05-02-2011, 05:11 PM
How long can you keep crovac butts,ribs and brisket in frig after exp. date ??

05-02-2011, 05:17 PM
butts - toss them. Brisket depends on the packing date on the case. Without that there's no way to know. You can open it, wash it to get the blood off it and smell it. If it's smells OK it probably is. You can age beef up to 60 days from packing date but that's not the cryovac expiry date put on by SAMS or other sellers.

Butcher BBQ
05-02-2011, 05:26 PM
From pack date boneless beef 35 days ( we all know it can go more), bone in pork 21 days, boneless pork 30 days. Again remember these are from the day packed not when you buy.

05-02-2011, 05:56 PM
I should of explained more can you buy them two weeks before a comp ?

05-02-2011, 06:37 PM
I try to buy pork on Wednesday or Thursday for the comp. Fresh is better. So long as the date on the cryovac is in the future pork should be good. I say should as a small pinhole can cause bacteria growth.

For brisket I'd say if buying from SAMS, Costco, etc that 2 weeks would be fine.

05-02-2011, 08:27 PM

El Ropo
05-02-2011, 09:04 PM

Thanks for that, couldn't for the life of me figure out what the OP was talking about. :laugh:

05-03-2011, 05:13 AM
Sorry for the miss spelling of cryovac it was not in my dictionary.