ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 11-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
The Cosmic Pig
is one Smokin' Farker

 
The Cosmic Pig's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Maryville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default A proven freeze/reheat method for boston butts?

Anybody got one to share? I did a search and found lots of suggestions, but some were followed with statements like "don't blame me if it doesn't work!" I'm doing two large butts (I'm told) for an informal wedding reception, and I can't cook them fresh due to my work schedule. Proven methods are much appreciated, my brethren!
__________________
The Cosmic Pig BBQ
Backwoods Competitor
FEC-100
WSM 18.5
Smokey Joe Silver
The Cosmic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 11-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
Blackened
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 07-07-09
Location: Chico, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I freeze in a Foodsaver bag, then just drop in a pot of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.. works great.
Blackened is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #3
The Cosmic Pig
is one Smokin' Farker

 
The Cosmic Pig's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Maryville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Foodsaver bag? Are these like normal freezer bags but made for boiling or what? I have read about vacuum bags being boiled, but I didn't know anything about these!
__________________
The Cosmic Pig BBQ
Backwoods Competitor
FEC-100
WSM 18.5
Smokey Joe Silver
The Cosmic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 11-10-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
Blackened
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 07-07-09
Location: Chico, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wearcd View Post
Foodsaver bag? Are these like normal freezer bags but made for boiling or what? I have read about vacuum bags being boiled, but I didn't know anything about these!
That's what I meant, a vacuum sealed bag..
Blackened is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
seriousbbqs
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 04-19-09
Location: Pikeville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Yes, freezing in zip-lock freezer bags works great and thawing in water. But do you need to freeze or just refrigerate the butts?

Here is a blog post I wrote a while back on cooking pulled pork in advance:
http://www.smokymtbarbecue.com/2011/...rk-in-advance/

It has worked well for us.

And yes, we do have experience in cooking Boston butts:
http://www.smokymtbarbecue.com/2011/...2-pig-roaster/

Have fun!
__________________
Lavern Gingerich - Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue - StoryQue Magazine
seriousbbqs is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
The Cosmic Pig
is one Smokin' Farker

 
The Cosmic Pig's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Maryville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackened View Post
That's what I meant, a vacuum sealed bag..
Oh, okay. Thanks for the advice! Looks like I may have to purchase one of these!
__________________
The Cosmic Pig BBQ
Backwoods Competitor
FEC-100
WSM 18.5
Smokey Joe Silver
The Cosmic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 11-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #7
Blackened
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 07-07-09
Location: Chico, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Here's the one I have.. http://www.foodsaver.com/product.aspx?pid=7190

I've also warmed pulled pork on site just in an aluminum pan, foiled on a Weber grill..
Blackened is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
The Cosmic Pig
is one Smokin' Farker

 
The Cosmic Pig's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Maryville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

[QUOTE=seriousbbqs;1847010]Yes, freezing in zip-lock freezer bags works great and thawing in water. But do you need to freeze or just refrigerate the butts?


Well, I really need to freeze them since the cook to deliver time will be about a week apart. I would eat BBQ after it's been cooked for a week, but I wouldn't feed it to anyone else!
__________________
The Cosmic Pig BBQ
Backwoods Competitor
FEC-100
WSM 18.5
Smokey Joe Silver
The Cosmic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 11-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #9
The Cosmic Pig
is one Smokin' Farker

 
The Cosmic Pig's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-09-09
Location: Maryville, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackened View Post
Here's the one I have.. http://www.foodsaver.com/product.aspx?pid=7190

I've also warmed pulled pork on site just in an aluminum pan, foiled on a Weber grill..
WOW! Yeah, now I remember why I don't have one...that's quite a price tag there! Nice lookin' machine, though! I may go the foiled pan route on this one! Thanks for the help!
__________________
The Cosmic Pig BBQ
Backwoods Competitor
FEC-100
WSM 18.5
Smokey Joe Silver
The Cosmic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 11-11-2011, 02:41 PM   #10
aquablue22
Babbling Farker

 
aquablue22's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-08
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Put it in a zip lock freezer bag and throw it in the freezer. When you ready to serve dump it in a sauce pan with a tiny bit of water and set it on low and keep moving it around every once in awhile until it warm enough to serve.
__________________
Weber Spirit E-310 Gasser
1 - Big Green Egg - Large
2 - 22.5 Weber Kettles
2 - 18.5 Weber Kettle
1 - WSM Mini

I live in fear that my Wife will sell all my "TOYS" when I die for WHAT I told her I paid for them!!
aquablue22 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #11
BBQ PD
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 10-17-10
Location: Livermore, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aquablue22 View Post
Put it in a zip lock freezer bag and throw it in the freezer. When you ready to serve dump it in a sauce pan with a tiny bit of water and set it on low and keep moving it around every once in awhile until it warm enough to serve.
What he said, but think about using some apple juice in place of the water. Either way, this method works great .
__________________
Dave

CBJ, 15' custom BBQ trailer with a Backwoods Competitor, Pitts & Spitts off-set, & Santa Maria grill. Ole Hickory CTO, 1 BGE, 2 Weber kettles and 1 Smokey Joe, BWS Chubby, Sonoma gasser, and a BBQ store full of everything BBQ.
BBQ PD is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #12
Rookie'48
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Rookie'48's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-12-06
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Go ahead & get the Food Saver . Once you find out how easy it is to vacu-suck & freeze stuff, you'll be buying all kinds of meat in bulk & breaking it down. I buy the 10 pound tubes of 93% burger when they're on sale and put it into one pound vacu-suck bags then squash them flat before freezing, they don't take up much room that way. A couple of weeks ago I cooked up four nine-pound butts and vacu-sucked them into one pound bags - now I can have pulled pork ready with 10 minutes notice .
__________________
Dave Compton
KCBS MasterCBJ # 22569
Member of the 100+ Contest Club

Possibly the only judge ever to get an award from a bunch of cooks

UDS 075 UCB WSM and a bunch of other stuff.
Rookie'48 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #13
smokin joe's and son
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 06-08-09
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wearcd View Post
WOW! Yeah, now I remember why I don't have one...that's quite a price tag there! Nice lookin' machine, though! I may go the foiled pan route on this one! Thanks for the help!
If you have a Good Will or other thirty store, you may find one there. I have picked up two Food Saver brands for as little at $15 new in the box, and picked up the $299 for $35. Just never know.
smokin joe's and son is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
caseydog
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 07-08-10
Location: Texas
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Whenever you freeze anything, air is your enemy. Do everything you can to get air out of your container or bag. I freeze pulled pork all the time in vacuum sealed bags, for six months or more, with not loss in quality.

If you use ordinary ziplock bags, don't freeze for too long -- no more than a week or two. And, try to get as much air out of the bag as you possibly can.

CD
caseydog is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 11-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #15
gtr
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
gtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-16-10
Location: Culver City, CA
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default

I just had a similar situation - did 46# cooked weight of pulled pork. The vacuum seal bags and boiling to reheat worked fantastically - I can't think of a better way to do it. You might wanna see if you can find a good deal a unit, it'd be well worth it. If not, like others have said, reheat, move it around, keep it moist with AJ.
__________________
50" Klose BYC, 22.5 WSM, Backwoods Chubby, UDS, 26" & 22.5" Weber Kettles, Jumbo Joe, WGA, WSJ/MUDS, Jumbo Old Smokey, a piece of expanded metal I throw over the fire pit sometimes, Stealthy Black & Vol Orange Thermapens
Displaced East Tennesseean
Proud recipient of a Tick
Former outlaw MOINK baller, now IMBAS Certified, but still lookin' over my shoulder.
Golden Goose Egg - Got 2 in the nest baby!
SPFP
Avatar by my son!
WTFWGALD?
gtr is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boston Butt- is there a fast cook method? Sly-one Q-talk 16 10-26-2011 11:24 AM
Butts, done today for party in 30, freeze whole or pulled? Rubmybutt Q-talk 4 06-05-2011 07:40 PM
Pork Butts and Reheat question BlkJeep Q-talk 22 11-12-2009 06:24 PM
should i refrig or freeze the butts wheels61 Q-talk 11 07-08-2008 08:14 AM
Cooking Butts to reheat OR finish and eat the next day. kickassbbq Food Handling General Discussion 4 06-26-2006 05:21 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts