View Full Version : refrigerate or freeze

04-08-2010, 12:16 AM
hello everyone, first time poster long time reader

My friend just brought over a 8lb pork shoulder and 10lb brisket for me today, the place he buys it from is closed by the time i get off work.

Now i'm planning on smoking these up on Sunday so nwo the question is, is it safe to put it in the fridge up until i put the rub on saturday or should i freeze it and let it thaw out on saturday?


Im excited because i finally got a packer brisket and a proper bone in shoulder butt..had a tough time finding it up here in Vancouver!

Alan in Ga
04-08-2010, 12:32 AM
If the sell by date on the meat is before Saturday freeze, if not it will be fine in the fridge. No different than in a grocery store cooler.

04-08-2010, 12:38 AM
I would just leave it in the fridge, should be fine.

04-08-2010, 07:38 AM
Should be good.

04-08-2010, 07:40 AM
fridge it..

04-08-2010, 07:49 AM

04-08-2010, 08:51 AM
Fridge, It takes more than a day to thaw a butt or a brisket. Rinse both well wheen you take out of the packaging.


04-08-2010, 10:25 AM
By the time it got frozen, you would just have to thaw it out. Might as well just leave it in the fridge.

Heavenly Hog
04-08-2010, 10:29 AM
They'll be fine to refrigerate.

04-08-2010, 01:11 PM
thanks everyone! its in the fridge right now going to put the rub on

seriously its such a PITA to find good meat up here

pics will be up on sunday

04-08-2010, 03:16 PM
Saw an article in Americas test kitchen about freezing and refreezing drying meat out.
Right after I re-froze some pork I wasn't able to get on the smoker...