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$billBBQ 04-30-2013 08:00 AM

Wet aged frozen Brisket
 
OK so it not ideal but the short story is I ended up with 2 black Angus prime frozen wet aged brisket. I have a comp coming up in a couple of weeks and was wondering if others have used brisket that had been frozen or if I would be better off buying 2 fresh ones.

Just wondering about quality of frozen since I have ever cook a brisket that was frozen.

Thanks for the help

Smokin Hoggz 04-30-2013 08:35 AM

You should be ok to use those briskets, just let them thaw out properly in the refridgerator, about 5 days before the contest.

WineMaster 04-30-2013 09:42 AM

Lotta Comp brisket gets thawed the week before a comp

$billBBQ 04-30-2013 09:48 AM

Thanks guys - Looks like I will thaw it the week of and give it go.

Bigmista 04-30-2013 10:37 AM

Some people freeze on purpose.

Smokin Hoggz 04-30-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by $billBBQ (Post 2465395)
Thanks guys - Looks like I will thaw it the week of and give it go.

Hey Bill, Is it the lexington contest?? if so, I'll be there too. Any questions feel free to come over and ask, I am happy to help and answer any questions you have!!

Fatback Joe 04-30-2013 11:06 AM

My briskets for Lexington and Roc City are both in the freezer..........chicken and ribs too. :mrgreen: If I could find some butts worth a damn, they would be also.

$billBBQ 04-30-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Smokin Hoggz (Post 2465447)
Hey Bill, Is it the lexington contest?? if so, I'll be there too. Any questions feel free to come over and ask, I am happy to help and answer any questions you have!!


It is for lexington that is why I was trying to figure it out now so I could go with plan B and I would still have to time to wet age if needed but I will just take them out of the freezer

Thanks for all the help I will stop by and say hi.

Muzzlebrake 04-30-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Smokin Hoggz (Post 2465447)
Any questions feel free to come over and ask, I am happy to help and answer any questions you have!!

I'll be over late Friday for a chicken recipe.:becky:

sdbbq1234 04-30-2013 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 2465446)
Some people freeze on purpose.

Ok, you got my interest.

Why do people freeze on purpose?

Thanks.
wallace

INmitch 04-30-2013 08:58 PM

How long were they wet aged before they were frozen? If less than 20 days I'd get them in the fridge for a little more. Some people go up to 50 days. I go 35-40 days myself. They will be just fine!! If the cryo has a leak just trim them for the comp and reseal them.

DepChief22 04-30-2013 10:30 PM

How long do most people age there butts and chicken. I know on the beef the longer you let it wet age the tastier it is.

Fatback Joe 05-01-2013 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by DepChief22 (Post 2466244)
How long do most people age there butts and chicken.

I don't think most do. Pork and chicken just go bad.

Stark-O-Rama 05-02-2013 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 2465446)
Some people freeze on purpose.

Amen brother - It seems like every time I freeze good meat, it turns out better than the fresh meat I Q. My accomplished Q buddy swears by freezing meat first - he says the process produces more tender meat.

PapaBearsHickoryPit 05-03-2013 07:50 AM

I think it has something to do with the water in the muscle fibers freezing and expanding and rupturing the muscle fibers. That might make for a more tender brisket, just a guess!


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