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Old 01-07-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Frozen Butt Thawing.

I have a pork butt I froze a while back and now it is time to thaw it. How long do you think it will take in the fridge to get an 11Lb butt thawed?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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I'd guess 2 days
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Here is a thread that has some good advice.
Help Me Thaw My Frozen Butt
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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I suggest a bun warmer. *running away*
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:33 PM   #5
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If there isn't any real hurry, just put it in the fridge and keep checking. When it's thawed - start it cooking.

This is one cut of meat I don't do anything to the meat, just the braising liquid.

How are you planning on cooking this monster?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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There is no real hurry. I am planning on having some time on Monday or Tuesday and going to attempt to make sausage.

I went by the italian market next to the bagel place (best bagels ever) and asked about casings. The fella there sold me some small and large, I am planning some breakfast and kielbasa, for next to nothing ($5). He also told me he was going to making sausage in a bit and said I could come watch.

Went back and watched him do some tomato and basil from end to end (cutting, stuffing and linking). Not having made sausage it was a great thing to see it done, and he explained everything while he was doing it.

I had bought the butt to BBQ it, I do a wicked good pulled pork in the Carolina style, but I can always buy more.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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If you have that much time, I'd defrost it in the fridge. That could take 3 days to fully thaw.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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That was the plan.

Of course I have put stuff in the fridge to thaw and thought it would be a day and it has taken longer, but I am not in a hurry, other than impatience to make sausage.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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You can do the cold water method.

Large 30 minutes per pound
Small they say 2 to 3 hours.

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #10
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I know in my fridge a butt that size would take at least four days to completely thaw.
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