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Old 05-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default Pork Butt in Fridge- how long does it keep?

Heading out camping next weekend and would like to take some pork butt with me. I plan on cooking the butt on Sunday (5/19) and serving Saturday (05/25). Any issues w this plan?

Will a pork butt keep that long in the fridge?

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Probably, but you can freeze it and then thaw it before you use it. That way you will be sure it's OK.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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It depends on how old it was when you brought it home from the store. I've had a pork loin go South after just a few days. Take Ron's advice.
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I'd think you are probably pushing the limit a bit, go with Rons advice and freeze it, take it out of the freezer on Thursday, you'll be good to go.

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thanks fella's... I didnt even think of cooking, then freezing it.

It has been in the fridge defrosting since Wednesday morning. I kept pushing the cook date back to make sure it was going to be OK come Saturday. Now that it will be frozen, I may just end up doing the cook Saturday.

I was also thinking of pre-smoking a couple fatties for biscuits (in the dutch oven) one morning. I assume those would be fine to cook then freeze too?

I cant wait to get out and do some camp cookin!!

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