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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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If I freeze a whole cooked butt can I thaw it out in a fridge before trying to re-heat or does it need to go straight from the freezer to the cooker?
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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Well, I'd thaw it first.
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Thaw first. I would pull it before it goes in the freezer, it will be a lot easier to heat up.


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Thaw first. I would pull it before it goes in the freezer, it will be a lot easier to heat up.


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Thaw first. I would pull it before it goes in the freezer, it will be a lot easier to heat up.


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I'm just afraid it will dry out quickly.
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Pull, vacu-suck, freeze. Remove from freezer, put bag in boiling water. Eat.
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Pull it first, put it in a covered half size foil hotel pan, cool down and freeze it. Thaw and reheat to correct safeserve temp, add apple juice or bbq sauce if needed to prevent drying out.
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Pull, vacu-suck, freeze. Remove from freezer, put bag in boiling water. Eat.
^^^^^ this is how I do it for people here that want it to eat over time. Works well. Just make sure you cool it before the vacu-suck process.
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Pull, vacu-suck, freeze. Remove from freezer, put bag in boiling water. Eat.
Kinda of sounds like an old girl friend I had once
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Pull it first, put it in a covered half size foil hotel pan, cool down and freeze it. Thaw and reheat to correct safeserve temp, add apple juice or bbq sauce if needed to prevent drying out.
This works. I agree
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Putting a whole butt back in the freezer after cooking would also worry me as it would take a long time for the whole butt to reach safe temperatures on it's way to freezing. Definitely pull and cool before freezing.
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