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Ron_L
06-29-2009, 08:01 AM
When i have time I like to trim my briskets at home. Once I take them out of the cryo and trim them I try to stuff them into 2.5 gallon zip top bags and then into my cooler, but they don't always fit in the 2.5 gal bags. What do you guys put your briskets in after trimming?

ZILLA
06-29-2009, 08:05 AM
We often use the wide bags for the food saver or wrap them in butcher paper if it's a real wide sucker.

Sledneck
06-29-2009, 08:05 AM
Foodsaver

tonto1117
06-29-2009, 08:08 AM
We use the bigger size ziploc bags the sell.They come in different sizes that will fit your needs. We find them at Miejers near us.....I'm sure you can find them in your area as well.

http://www.ziploc.com/?sid=SEM&cid=GOOGLE

Jeff_in_KC
06-29-2009, 08:09 AM
Foodsaver here too.

Ron, if you're putting in a 2 1/2 gallon bag, try folding the brisket. Also, I know they're expensive (I use them for marinating at contests) but those Zip Lock XL bags are da bomb.

blues_n_cues
06-29-2009, 08:09 AM
i use the restaurant size food film from sam's or if you have a gordon's food service near you they are usually cheaper. you might be interested in them.
http://www.gfs.com/en

pat
06-29-2009, 08:16 AM
i use the restaurant size food film from sam's

^^^^ Same here. Several wraps.

Plowboy
06-29-2009, 08:17 AM
Koch Ultravac 250... but then again, I'm just showing off. :wink:

http://www.kochequipment.com/250/250002001.jpg

Ron_L
06-29-2009, 08:18 AM
We often use the wide bags for the food saver or wrap them in butcher paper if it's a real wide sucker.

The widest roll i can use on my Foodsaver is 11" and a big packer won't fit into those (I've tried). Are you guys able to fit them into the 11" Foodsaver rolls?

We use the bigger size ziploc bags the sell.They come in different sizes that will fit your needs. We find them at Miejers near us.....I'm sure you can find them in your area as well.

Yeah, the Ziploc XL bags would work but as Jeff mentions they are expensive. I wonder if i can buy them in bulk...



Foodsaver here too.

Ron, if you're putting in a 2 1/2 gallon bag, try folding the brisket. Also, I know they're expensive (I use them for marinating at contests) but those Zip Lock XL bags are da bomb.

They don't fold easily :rolleyes:

i use the restaurant size food film from sam's or if you have a gordon's food service near you they are usually cheaper. you might be interested in them.
http://www.gfs.com/en

Doesn't the film let in water if there is any in the cooler?

Ron_L
06-29-2009, 08:19 AM
Koch Ultravac 250... but then again, I'm just showing off. :wink:

http://www.kochequipment.com/250/250002001.jpg

Yes you are... :biggrin:

Plowboy
06-29-2009, 08:22 AM
Doesn't the film let in water if there is any in the cooler?

For most of the stuff I don't want to get wet in my coolers, I use smaller basins or tubs and pack ice around the outside of it.

blues_n_cues
06-29-2009, 08:22 AM
i double wrap the film & use 1 frozen gallon of water instead of ice.

tonto1117
06-29-2009, 08:31 AM
Originally Posted by tonto1117 http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=960642#post960642)
We use the bigger size ziploc bags the sell.They come in different sizes that will fit your needs. We find them at Miejers near us.....I'm sure you can find them in your area as well.

Yeah, the Ziploc XL bags would work but as Jeff mentions they are expensive. I wonder if i can buy them in bulk...



Best price and place Iv'e found them for is at Mernards....because as everone knows you can "Save big money at Mernards"..:lol: Seriously, check the Sunday ad's for them....they have them on sale alot and we stock up.

musicmanryann
06-29-2009, 08:50 AM
I use cheap clear garbage sacks--making sure they are not treated inside with scents or what not. And seal it with a twist-tie

Jacked UP BBQ
06-29-2009, 09:09 AM
Plastic wrap, about a full roll!!!

ique
06-29-2009, 09:16 AM
When i have time I like to trim my briskets at home. Once I take them out of the cryo and trim them I try to stuff them into 2.5 gallon zip top bags and then into my cooler, but they don't always fit in the 2.5 gal bags. What do you guys put your briskets in after trimming?

I find my trimmed briskets dont fit in the foodsaver bags. I take a roll of foodservice plastic wrap and wrap the brisket heavily and then use duct tape so it doesn't come unraveled. Works well and cheaper than using the foodsaver bags.

Divemaster
06-29-2009, 10:37 AM
I haven't had a problem fitting them into the food saver bags... If they are to wide, I do a minor fold on the meat to get them in and then flatten them out...

Jorge
06-29-2009, 10:59 AM
I know, I know....one more thing to buy......

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602009-cat570001-cat570002_TGP&id=0069038519156a&navCount=1&podId=0069038&parentId=cat570002&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=2UG&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

It has bigger bags......

Ron_L
06-29-2009, 12:42 PM
I know, I know....one more thing to buy......

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602009-cat570001-cat570002_TGP&id=0069038519156a&navCount=1&podId=0069038&parentId=cat570002&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=2UG&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

It has bigger bags......

I can buy a lot of Ziploc XL bags for that much money! :-D

Plowboy
06-29-2009, 12:43 PM
I can buy a lot of Ziploc XL bags for that much money! :-D

Then you don't want an Ultravac. :icon_smil

Captain Caveman
06-29-2009, 12:48 PM
We use large food service bags, tied in a knot. We get them from the kansas city BBQ store. We used to use the 2xl ziplock bags, but the ones from the KC BBQ store are a LOT cheaper.

Jorge
06-29-2009, 01:09 PM
I can buy a lot of Ziploc XL bags for that much money! :-D

I thought my option was reasonable, in comparison to that Plowboy guy:wink::lol:

tonto1117
06-29-2009, 01:20 PM
I know, I know....one more thing to buy......

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602009-cat570001-cat570002_TGP&id=0069038519156a&navCount=1&podId=0069038&parentId=cat570002&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=2UG&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

It has bigger bags......

Been thinking about getting one of these ever since I saw Spice's post on the vac sealer he bought himself Christmas before last. Iv'e looked at the one you posted from Cabela's online a few times and the "refurbished" part has me a bit concerned....any insights?

Jorge
06-29-2009, 01:33 PM
Been thinking about getting one of these ever since I saw Spice's post on the vac sealer he bought himself Christmas before last. Iv'e looked at the one you posted from Cabela's online a few times and the "refurbished" part has me a bit concerned....any insights?

Mine has performed like a champ so far. Our schedules are so demanding at times that it's a lifesaver. We can fit a casserole dish in and seal it up for later use. We've used ours a couple of times a week on average, and sometimes more often without a problem.

You can buy them new as well and it's a great unit. I think it comes down to what your needs are, and how often you will use it. For anything that has a bone in it I still pull out the Foodsaver bags, but other than that we need to be packing up a lot of food to pull out the retired Foodsavers we have in the pantry.

My .02

tonto1117
06-29-2009, 02:22 PM
Mine has performed like a champ so far. Our schedules are so demanding at times that it's a lifesaver. We can fit a casserole dish in and seal it up for later use. We've used ours a couple of times a week on average, and sometimes more often without a problem.

You can buy them new as well and it's a great unit. I think it comes down to what your needs are, and how often you will use it. For anything that has a bone in it I still pull out the Foodsaver bags, but other than that we need to be packing up a lot of food to pull out the retired Foodsavers we have in the pantry.

My .02

Thanks for the info.

CivilWarBBQ
06-29-2009, 02:50 PM
You can get a polycarbonate brine box from Sam's Club with lids that fit fairly tightly. I like to use them for both raw meat storage and keeping injected meat safely contained. Cooler water usually is no problem because it has to be about six inches deep before there is any danger of getting in the box. Just make sure the size you buy will fit in your cooler.

moocow
06-29-2009, 02:56 PM
Glad bags, double bagged.

BoneDaddy's
06-29-2009, 03:34 PM
My butcher will usually throw in a few extra large bags and buthcer paper. If not I will use a smaller platic bin from Target or Lowes. I use to use ice bags, but will switch to the frozen gallon of water, great idea!

-Frank

KC_Bobby
06-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Doesn't the film let in water if there is any in the cooler?

Line the bottom and ends of the meat cooler with frozen jugs of water. Half gallon apple juice bottles fit nicely in 100-150 qt coolers.

big brother smoke
06-29-2009, 04:22 PM
This may work RonL: http://cgi.ebay.com/50-NEW-ZIP-LOCK-PLASTIC-BAGS-18-X-24-X-2MIL-ORGANIZE_W0QQitemZ380131302735QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5881975d4f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50 (http://cgi.ebay.com/50-NEW-ZIP-LOCK-PLASTIC-BAGS-18-X-24-X-2MIL-ORGANIZE_W0QQitemZ380131302735QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5881975d4f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)

beerguy
06-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Glad bags, double bagged.

Didn't someone post a hilarious story a few yrs back about glad trash bags, a pepsi product, and a couple of dogs? Phil, maybe you can chime in....