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Trimmed and rubbed the brisket, but had to cancel the cook.

I was all ready to smoke a trimmed and rubbed 10 pound brisket, but at the last minute we got word that my wife's grandfather had died.  I just vacuum sealed the brisket and threw it into the freezer.  I have frozen briskets before and never had a problem, but never one that has already been rubbed.

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  • didn't finish my question.  My question is do yo think it will be okay?  Should I defrost the brisket a certain way?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,103
    Sorry about your wife's grandfather. 

    It'll be fine.  You can thaw in the fridge (might take 2 days) or throw it in some water to thaw quick (few hours).
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  • I wonder what it would be like cooking from frozen. Done it with butts before and it worked out great.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Never thought about cooking a frozen brisket before.  I guess since it's already been rubbed it might work.  I probably won't do it, but maybe in the future I'd try it out.
  • My condolences, on your wife's grandfather.  All the best to the family.
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
  • I worked at a quasi-upscale BBQ restuarant when I was in highschool.  The Countyline.  I did the backroom with the pits once a week for maybe a year or so.  Had no idea what I was doing, just did what I was told.  You know, it was a process they had.

    Anyways, at the end of the night, I would put about 20 briskets on the revolving pits.  I think you could put about 6 briskets on a rack, and there might have been 12 racks that revolve inside the pit, they had 3 pits.

    Anyways, the briskets were put on FROZEN and the rub was put on just prior to putting on the rack!!  Just a simple salt-n-pepper rub, I believe, but it was their branded rub.

    I have no idea what the day crew did to the brisket, but that was my part in it......

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,103
    I've put stuff on frozen before.  You get a hell of a smoke ring.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    I've put stuff on frozen before.  You get a hell of a smoke ring.
    I bet you do!
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