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hrchdog
04-15-2011, 06:12 PM
How long will a whole ribeye keep if vaccum sealed in the deep freeze?

bignburlyman
04-15-2011, 06:17 PM
I am about ready to find out, I have been defrosting one that I am sure has been in the freezer for about 3 years. I will hopefully have time to do something with it this weekend. Probably slice a few as steaks and do some of it as rib roasts.

Grillman
04-15-2011, 06:29 PM
How long will a whole ribeye keep if vaccum sealed in the deep freeze?

Forever.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104511

bignburlyman
04-19-2011, 01:31 PM
I am about ready to find out, I have been defrosting one that I am sure has been in the freezer for about 3 years. I will hopefully have time to do something with it this weekend. Probably slice a few as steaks and do some of it as rib roasts.

As promised here are the results.

Pic #1 Rib roll in original cryo after defrosting about 2 weeks in fridge.

Pic #2 Sliced about 1/2 inch off the end, meat was grey.

Pic #3 Slices some steaks 1 inch thick, the rest were 1.5 inches.

Pic #4 On the Traeger-small piece in front is cooks sample.

Pic #5 Off the grill ready for a little rest before eating.

No pics while eating, too busy to bother but they were delicious. The rib roll was in the freezer at LEAST 3 years, I didn't date it when it was put in. No bad smell at all, just a little grey that was trimmed off the end.