Freezing ribs??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bosox20, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    My local warehouse store is having a sale on ribs. They are usually always in a refrigerated section but not frozen. My question is can I buy some extra racks and put in my freezer and smoke them even a month down the line?? Will they be just as good and keep for that long?
  2. I would also like to know a good average time i can keep ribs in the freezer.
  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes you can freeze ribs, they should be OK for 6-8 months.
  4. Spare Ribs freeze very well and they also thaw quickly.I bought about 12 racks a little while back when Kroger here in VA. had them on sale.Have been practicing smoking ribs about once a week since[​IMG]  and getting better every week.I hope theyre on sale again soon before I run out of practice material.Happy smoking and eating.[​IMG]  
  5. ps0303

    ps0303 Meat Mopper

    Just make sure they weren't previously frozen.  Many places sell ribs thawed out but they had been frozen.
  6. hiram

    hiram Fire Starter

    When all my local grocery stores put them on sale they have in tiny print at the bottom "previously frozen". I get mine at Sams in a three pack, trim them up and cook one or two and freeze the rest. They are good 5 to 6 mos. frozen.
  7. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    And you can freeze "previously frozen" ribs as well.
  8. barnold

    barnold Smoke Blower

    Ditto on several months keeping them fresh frozen.  However, we prefer to cook 4-5 racks, eat what we want and freeze the rest.  They hold up well for weeks and are always ready to be thawed and heated.
  9. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone!
  10. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Absolutely!  Cryovac/Foodsavered meats last 2-3 years in the freezer vs. 6mos. without vacuum sealing per my Foodsaver manual.
  11. skully67

    skully67 Fire Starter

    No sweat on freezing the ribs. We do it all the time, sometimes its the only option you have when the sales happen....
  12. Awesome. I had picked up a bunch of racks on sale the other day and threw them in the freezer. Glad to know there ok in there for a while.:biggrin:

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