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Transformer BBQ
09-04-2007, 02:29 PM
For those of you who trim meat prior to arriving onsite at a contest... how do you package/ transport/ store the meat after you have taken it out of its original packaging?

YankeeBBQ
09-04-2007, 02:33 PM
For those of you who trim meat prior to arriving onsite at a contest... how do you package/ transport/ store the meat after you have taken it out of its original packaging?

We wrap it in Plastic Wrap.

Scottie
09-04-2007, 02:40 PM
Vaccum seal it...

Scottie

cmcadams
09-04-2007, 03:02 PM
we put a bunch of spices on it to keep the juices from leaking out, then plastic wrap.

J/k... We just plastic wrap it.

Q Haven
09-04-2007, 03:06 PM
I use a Food Saver....also, I have discovered these huge 2.5 gallon Ziplok bags that are pretty effective too.

lazyjacres
09-04-2007, 03:16 PM
Vacuum sealer..........

Sawdustguy
09-04-2007, 03:25 PM
Vacuum sealer..........

Ditto

Puppyboy
09-04-2007, 03:32 PM
A big zip lock baggy packed in ice. If too for a bag, a plastic container.

Transformer BBQ
09-04-2007, 03:33 PM
You can use your Food Saver to package a brisket?

Lakeside Smoker
09-04-2007, 03:46 PM
You can use your Food Saver to package a brisket?

If you cut it up in real small pieces you'll be fine. :-D

The Giggler
09-04-2007, 04:05 PM
Zip lock bags. Once its inspected, you can dump the marinade right in or season with dry rub, then reseal.

We only trim chicken ahead, b/c it comes from the farm in butcher paper. Harvested on Tuesdays.... Its more sanitary anyway. Everything else comes in cryovac, and is easy enough to do on-site.

lunchlady
09-04-2007, 04:07 PM
we Zip-loc 'em. The gigantic 2 1/2 gallon ones.

Dustaway
09-04-2007, 04:09 PM
Vaccum seal it...

Scottie

What Scottie said

Muzzlebrake
09-04-2007, 07:49 PM
what do find to be the big advantage in pre trimming?
is it just a time saver?

cmcadams
09-04-2007, 07:51 PM
Sean, to me, it's more than a time saver, though that's part of it. MOre than that, though, I get to do most of my knife work in my own kitchen, with running water, lots of room, etc. Clean up is SO much easier.

Jeff_in_KC
09-04-2007, 08:23 PM
Doing pre-trim this weekend for the first time. Had planned to just ZipLoc it but might use the foodsaver afterall. so no one has ever questioned it and made you open the bag?

lunchlady
09-04-2007, 08:36 PM
No one has ever questioned us, although I have heard that some people keep the label, if there is one, just in case. But I don't know why.

We occasionally do it to save time AND to cut down on the nasty fat globs in the dish bins. BUT disposable cutting boards make a big diff in that respect.

lazyjacres
09-05-2007, 10:34 AM
I usually don't pre-trim my brisket since there is normally very little to trim. I pre-trim ribs and chicken.