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motoeric
04-08-2012, 08:44 PM
For those that trim your meats the night before, how do you store them until inspection?

I know that ziplock has two gallon bags. Have you ever tried those? Do you think that they would hold a standard size brisket or a large pork butt?

Eric

Tack
04-08-2012, 08:52 PM
I stored a 9 pound brisket in one this weekend. You could probably get 2 butts in one.

GQue
04-08-2012, 09:00 PM
I vacum seal.

mclancey
04-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Weston Pro 2300 Vacuum Sealer.

Rich Parker
04-08-2012, 09:14 PM
I vacuum seal ribs, chicken, and brisket. Pork I trim in site.

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Nordy
04-08-2012, 09:51 PM
I vacuum seal ribs, chicken, and brisket and either trim pork on site, or put the two butts in one of those big ziplocs

CBQ
04-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Ziploc makes bigger bags than that. Try their XL bags - 10 gallons. You can put 4 butts in them, or 2 monster briskets, or a half dozen racks of ribs no problem. Save the 2 gallons for the chicken.

huminie
04-09-2012, 12:04 AM
Foodsaver

dmprantz
04-09-2012, 07:17 AM
Whatever you do, please pay attention to cross contamination: Don't put your chicken in a bag, getting some on the outside of the bag, place the bag in a cooler of ice, and then store your parsley in that ice, for instance......

dmp

southernstyle
04-09-2012, 08:32 AM
2 gallon bags everytime here. 4 racks of ribs in one 2 butts in one and a 14 ib brisky or smaller in another. if the brisket is two big i just wait till im on site to trim. i put 20 thighs in a 1 gallon to cut down on the amount of brine needed

BasicPatrick
04-09-2012, 10:06 AM
@ ZBQ....do you have a source for this 10 gallon zip lok bags...I can't find them

Thanks

early mornin' smokin'
04-09-2012, 10:20 AM
ace hardware has the giant ziploc bags. They aren't labeled as food bags, they're marketed for storage. They work great thou. I don't use them, get all my meat from a butcher and he puts it all in clear plastic bags with twist ties. 1 Cooler for meat, 1 cooler for everything else.

HarleyGirl14226
04-09-2012, 11:11 AM
@ ZBQ....do you have a source for this 10 gallon zip lok bags...I can't find them

Thanks

Patrick,

You get them online through Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Ziploc-Big-Bags-gallon-24x20/dp/B003AOEXQA

TheJackal
04-09-2012, 11:22 AM
We use HEFTY brand 2.5 gallon zip bags. The 2 gallon ziplocs don't seem quite large enough and the really big bags are pricey. You probably won't find them at your grocery store. The 2.5 gallon bags are $3 per dozen at walmart. BJ's carries them too. Not sure about Costco or Sam's.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hefty-Onezip-Jumbo-2.5-Gallon-14-3-8-In-X-16-In-Multi-Purpose-Bags-12-ct/11027203

BasicPatrick
04-10-2012, 01:22 AM
Thanks to all for answering my threadjack question!!!

djqualls
04-10-2012, 01:28 AM
Patrick, Lowes has them as well if you have them in your area

AustinKnight
04-10-2012, 02:35 AM
Xl Ziploc work great sold at everyone's favorite place wallyworld
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=xl+Ziploc&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=0

LoneStar Smoke Rangers
04-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Vacuum Seal!!!

SHBBQ
04-11-2012, 12:35 AM
no bags here, just good old fashioned plastic wrap, and lots of it.