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Thaw Meat quick

What is the quickest and safest way to thaw out a 12 lb boneless pork shoulder? I was just made aware of a party tomorrow. Ugh! Thx for the help friends!

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  • If it's still in the cryo vac, a cooler or bucket with room temp tap water. should that in 4-6 hours or so
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  • WHAT? Never heard of that. How much time is added? I usually do the cook Turbo style..
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    1-2 hours additional in my experience 
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,196
    edited September 2016
    If it's still in the cryo vac, a cooler or bucket with room temp tap water. should that in 4-6 hours or so
    +1, even faster if you have a pump to circulate the water. More info in this thread:
    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1199096/defrosting

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    @Engine6 -  welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  I would start the cook in the 260-280*F range on the dome for a couple of hours and then move into turbo territory.  Give yourself  plenty of room to the finish-line as the butt will do just fine in the FTC for several hours.  
    And a side ? -  are you sure it's 12 lbs and not a two-pack of 6 lb butts?
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  • ElijahElijah Posts: 293
    The fastest way is under running tap water probably similar to the pump up above. I've cooked plenty of them frozen though with no noticeable difference. It just takes a bit before you can get the thermometer in. 
  • Wow Louis, nice catch! It looks like it could be two Shoulders in the Cryo pack!
  • Ugh, spell check! Lousubcap 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    They cook fine frozen, thaw them out a bit in a bucket of water so the rub sticks and they will take a few hours longer to cook, or just cook hotter.

    Otherwise, microwave.  (I kid, I kid)

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  • lousubcap said:
    @Engine6 -  welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  I would start the cook in the 260-280*F range on the dome for a couple of hours and then move into turbo territory.  Give yourself  plenty of room to the finish-line as the butt will do just fine in the FTC for several hours.  
    And a side ? -  are you sure it's 12 lbs and not a two-pack of 6 lb butts?

    Now I gotta go look at mine to see if it is one or two.....and it is probably two.  Going to be freezing one of them when I get home now!
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  • Tiki, how do I respond to just your reply, instead of posting at the bottom?
  • Hit quote. 
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

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    Awesome thanks friend!
  • Engine6 said:
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    Awesome thanks friend!
    We will get through this rookie thing together!!!
    Just bought an Egg?  Here is what you get to look forward to now:

    Plate Setter, FlameBoss 200, Spider, PSWOO-CI, Additional Rig Shelf for dome cooking, Thermapen, iGrill2, Cast Iron, Blackstone, Cooking Accessories for the Blackstone, Cover for the Egg and the Blackstone, shopping for Rub like a fine wine or IPA, and a new fascination with lump and what brand is the best-all to be debated every Friday Night.  Next desires-Joetisceriie, Adjustable Rig, Grillmates, table and more eggs

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  • Engine6 said:
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    Awesome thanks friend!
    We will get through this rookie thing together!!!
    Lol sounds great! I tried following you, but it won't let me.
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