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Unread 06-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Frozen Pork but expiration?

I was wondering how long a vacuum sealed pork but is good for. I thawed one in the fridge over the last couple days and it looks ok. It is roughly 6 months old. Too old? Any advice would be appreciated.
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I think it depends if it was in a deep freezer or a regular freezer. In a deep freezer I think its good for 12 months but in a regular freezer 6. Did it smell bad when it was thawed? If not I would cook it
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I think it depends if it was in a deep freezer or a regular freezer. In a deep freezer I think its good for 12 months but in a regular freezer 6. Did it smell bad when it was thawed? If not I would cook it
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A six month frozen vacu-sealed butt is fine. I go longer than that with frozen meats.

BTW, pork right out of a vacuum pack is going to smell bad, even if it has not gone bad. Rinse the butt off well, dry it, and it should smell a lot better.

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I think it depends if it was in a deep freezer or a regular freezer. In a deep freezer I think its good for 12 months but in a regular freezer 6. Did it smell bad when it was thawed? If not I would cook it
Huh? Frozen is frozen. It doesn't matter what you call a freezer, they do the same thing -- freeze stuff.

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Thanks! I think I will cook it.
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Thanks! I think I will cook it.
If not, send it to me and I will. I'll let you know how it came out! Promise
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Cook it, you will be fine!!!
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As long as it aint freezer burnt it's good a few months ago I found the Proidgal son of Butts in the bottom of freezer, it had been hiding out for 3 yrs...... it was very tasty after a 9 hr smoke bath and saunna time
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Vac-Sealed or Cyro-Packed

Either way you should be good... Thaw, rinse, then do your normal prep...
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