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Shipping Pulled Pork As Gifts

Does anyone have a proven way to ship a large bag or two of pulled pork long distance CONUS overnight? How about 2nd day?

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  • I have not done it, but if I did, I would vacuum seal and freeze it first and then pack with dry ice depending on how long it would take. Next day shipping, even 2nd day can get very $$$.
  • mwraulstmwraulst Posts: 131

    i have. pretty much exactly like pswarren said. Saved some of those foam coolers that omaha steaks came in. btw i do not buy omaha steaks but accepted them as gifts. vac sealed the q, packed with dry ice, applied mucho clear tape and dropped the foam cooler inside a cardboard shipping box and sent her off. It's rather expensive, i did second day and all was still frozen, even the 2 racks of ribs. I'm thinking it is something that works better this time of year.

    I think the problem you run into is finding a foam cooler to ship it in that doesn't leak and is thick enough inside the carboard box not so that it won't break. I had originally thought about buying a cheap softsided cooler from wally world and packing inside the carboard box. then i thought of how all soft coolers leak eventually and envisioned ups tossing it from the truck as it leaked melted dry ice.

     

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,619
    mwraulst said:

    i have. pretty much exactly like pswarren said. Saved some of those foam coolers that omaha steaks came in. btw i do not buy omaha steaks but accepted them as gifts. vac sealed the q, packed with dry ice, applied mucho clear tape and dropped the foam cooler inside a cardboard shipping box and sent her off. It's rather expensive, i did second day and all was still frozen, even the 2 racks of ribs. I'm thinking it is something that works better this time of year.

    I think the problem you run into is finding a foam cooler to ship it in that doesn't leak and is thick enough inside the carboard box not so that it won't break. I had originally thought about buying a cheap softsided cooler from wally world and packing inside the carboard box. then i thought of how all soft coolers leak eventually and envisioned ups tossing it from the truck as it leaked melted dry ice.

     

    Well the good news is, if it leaks dry ice, it will leak as deposed CO2 that is condensing the water in the surrounding air. Tell the driver to bring a black light. It will look awesome!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,105
    You could foodsaver portions, then throw them in boiling water and pasteurize.  I make no statement or claim on safety here, but we buy fully cooked pasteurized stuff all the time that has a shelf life longer than shipping time.  Maybe something worth researching.

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