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Freezing brisket

Do you lose any quality in terms of tenderness if you freeze and then thaw a brisket in its cryo? Yes I know they are frozen when sent to the grocery store, but my question relates to an extra freezing and thawing. I guess does that extra stress on the meat have any noticeable impact on tenderness? Just asking cause the Kroger ad this week has em at $0.99 a lb and I thought I might pick up a few extra.

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  • probe1957probe1957 Posts: 221
    I have done it.  Maybe it was my imagination but I didn't think it was as good as fresh.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,060
    There may be a slight degradation but at that price-go for it!  Great deal!
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  • most of them do not come frozen to the store. they can stay 4-6 weeks in cryo. you'll lose a little but not enough to worry about. I say go for it.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Cuda1965Cuda1965 Posts: 54
    That's a good price, so I'd go for it. Like others have said, you might lose a little quality, but not too much.

    The overall value will also depend on the grade of the cut (select/choice/prime)
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 396
    Cuda1965 said:


    The overall value will also depend on the grade of the cut (select/choice/prime)

    Yes, it didn't say that in the ad. I'm going to go check it out. In the past, I've gotten Choice from Kroger so I'm hoping that's what it is.
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 14,398
    edited May 2013
    The overall value will also depend on the grade of the cut (select/choice/prime)
    Yes, it didn't say that in the ad. I'm going to go check it out. In the past, I've gotten Choice from Kroger so I'm hoping that's what it is.

    actually, that is a smoking hot deal for any grade. buy it. i've done tons of good select briskets. Even if it turns out a little dry, you can sauce it, chop it and have the best chopped beef sandwiches you've ever had in your life. i would buy 5 of them if i had the room.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 396
    Well they were select and had a limit of two and required a $10 additional purchase. Still a good deal.
  • they are losing their arse on those.total lost leader to get you in the door. That's a great deal. I haven't seen a brisekt below $2.79 in 5 years
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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