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Old 08-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Reheat boston butts on a smoker

I'm cooking a bunch of butts for two different events, two weeks apart. I want to do one cook, and freeze the whole butts I need for the second event. I'd like to reheat the butts on my smoker. How should I reheat? Wrapped or not? Thinking of reheating at 250. How long to reheat? Thaw or not? Anything I'm missing?

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Old 08-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I'm cooking a bunch of butts for two different events, two weeks apart. I want to do one cook, and freeze the whole butts I need for the second event. I'd like to reheat the butts on my smoker. How should I reheat? Wrapped or not? Thinking of reheating at 250. How long to reheat? Thaw or not? Anything I'm missing?

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how are you going to safely cool the butts to freeze, you put that many hot butts in your freezer you will warm up your freezer.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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I was thinking of putting each butt in a Ziploc bag and throwing on ice. Then put in freezer. Unless you have a good idea. Always looking for those!
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Ice bath... water and ice slushy to cool quickly, then freezer. Faster cool time is safer.
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any suggestions on the other questions?
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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You can wrap the butts in heavy plastic wrap and put them on the smoker no higher than 250. The plastic wrap does not melt. I had read this trick on here and it does work.
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When I do butts in advance, I go ahead and bust them up into half pans. They start to cool down immediately and then I can fridge them overnight or freeze. Reheating already busted up meat is a breeze.
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