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Defrost Boston Butt

Took out a 9lb Butt sunday night from the freezer and it was still hard as a rock monday afternoon. I need this thing defrosted by tuesday night, but I dont see that happening :(

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    You can cook it frozen. Just takes a bit longer. If the surface is thawed it will hold the rub.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    edited June 2013
    Its in the fridge I assume? Just put it in a bowl on the counter. Or plug one side of the sink and fill it up with water and toss it in there, will be thawed in no time. Water on the warmer than the colder side, but you do not want to "cook" it any, and I change the water every so often. You can for sure have this thing thawed by then my man. 


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    Tjcoley said:
    You can cook it frozen. Just takes a bit longer. If the surface is thawed it will hold the rub.
    I've done that too, didn't really notice a huge time difference. 


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  • she is sitting in a bowl on the counter..
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    Your A/C bill is gonna be awful


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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Per Alton Brown on an episode of Good Eats, keep it sealed and soak it in a bowl covered with cold water and change it every 30 minutes. I'd feel it each time when you do a water change and once it has thawed sufficiently pop it back ito the fridge. My guess is you'll probably soak it for 90-120 mins total.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    R2Egg2Q said:

    Per Alton Brown on an episode of Good Eats, keep it sealed and soak it in a bowl covered with cold water and change it every 30 minutes. I'd feel it each time when you do a water change and once it has thawed sufficiently pop it back ito the fridge. My guess is you'll probably soak it for 90-120 mins total.

    That's the quickest way. If its sealed in plastic it'll go great. Doesn't work so well for pieces of naked meat.


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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Just thaw enough to get the outside "rubable" and just stick it in the egg if it's still frozen on the inside. If it were thawed and in the fridge, your internal temp would probably be around +/-35 degrees, just a few degrees from frozen so it's not going to make any noticeable difference in cooking time.
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  • The water trick is working. I just stuck a probe in her and the internal temp is 30deg. I'll wait a few more hours then throw her back in the fridge.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    The water trick is working. I just stuck a probe in her and the internal temp is 30deg. I'll wait a few more hours then throw her back in the fridge.
    I've put butts on that cold, they'll thaw while you cook.  


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  • Just put the butt on 245deg. See y'all in the morning
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Good luck.  Looking forward to the result.
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  • After and before pics. Took 11hrs, so now she is wrapped in foil and 2 towels. Hopefully the temp will hold for 6hrs.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
    Looks tasty!  What did you use for a rub? 


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  • Lots of Apple Rub. Apple wood chunks, few pieces of Hickory and mesquite.
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