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chinesebob
03-26-2008, 03:40 AM
Ordered 4 pork butts got 5 butts and 4 NY shoulders instead. They are fresh and are too big to seal or put in my standard ziplocs. Thinking of just offering them up for sale to the masses but may not have time to cook until Friday night.

Question is - if they are in my meat frig that won't get opened until Friday night - how long will they keep?

BTW - I called the company and they said consider it an early Christmas gift. They average about 15lbs.

Arlin_MacRae
03-26-2008, 08:12 AM
I've seen some really huge Ziplocs for sale that you could use. Here are some 'small' 2 gallon ones on Amazon.

Beats giving away the meat!

http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-01143-12CT-2GAL-Ziploc/dp/B000ASB722/ref=pd_sim_k_title_2

Arlin

watertowerbbq
03-26-2008, 09:11 AM
Could you wrap them in aluminum foil and butcher paper and keep in the fridge until Friday. Then fire up that new Spicewine, fill it up and let her go. Then freeze the meat after it's pulled. Is that a possibility?

The_Kapn
03-26-2008, 09:19 AM
I've seen some really huge Ziplocs for sale that you could use. Here are some 'small' 2 gallon ones on Amazon.

Beats giving away the meat!

http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-01143-12CT-2GAL-Ziploc/dp/B000ASB722/ref=pd_sim_k_title_2

Arlin

Could you wrap them in aluminum foil and butcher paper and keep in the fridge until Friday. Then fire up that new Spicewine, fill it up and let her go. Then freeze the meat after it's pulled. Is that a possibility?

Excellent ideas.

Or, cut down to a size that fits your vacumn sucker bags. Unless that would just be too small.

What a "present"!!! :lol:

TIM

Pig Headed
03-26-2008, 11:38 AM
Target sells 2.5 gallon zip loc bags. Only place that I've seen them. I use them all the time. Made by Hefty.

Transformer BBQ
03-26-2008, 11:39 AM
What is a NY Shoulder?

The_Kapn
03-26-2008, 11:44 AM
The local Walmart (my favorite place to shop :lol:) has both the 2 and the 2.5 gallon HD Ziplocks.
I would wrap tightly with plastic wrap first--to provide an "air barrier".

Good Luck,

TIM

Grillman40
03-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Besides all that....where did you order them from? Maybe they will screw up for me too!

:biggrin:

Spydermike72
03-26-2008, 01:38 PM
Indeed a great present!! As the others have said Ziploc does sell the large bags I use them alot... Yeah, where did you order that meat from ??

boatnut
03-26-2008, 01:49 PM
i've seen these around somewhere...maybe sporting goods store? I think cabelas sells them. Like others suggested, if you're going to freeze, just wrap in HD foil and butcher paper??

Bbq Bubba
03-26-2008, 06:10 PM
O.K. brother, whats the New York shoulder?
Don't worry about the Ziplocks, i'l head down and help ya out :wink:

chinesebob
03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
I think some people refer to the picnic?

http://www.askthemeatman.com/pork_picnic_shoulder_cuts.htm

Sweetest deal I've gotten in a long time. ordered 5 butts got 5 butts and 4 shoulders. So my aggregrate cost dropped to .50/lbs!

Put a note out to my friends and co-workers today - sold them all (in a cooked state of course) in less than 20 minutes. I'll smoke them either tonight or tomorrow after I make my new basket for the spicewine. I gave them a deal - 4.00/lbs (felt guilty with the normal price.)

jestridge
03-27-2008, 07:04 PM
Way to go Bob. You did get a great deal.