Frozen brisket?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by joep1999, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. joep1999

    joep1999 Newbie

    I have a frozen brisket flat about 5lbs, I seasoned it before I froze it. My question is can I just throw it on the smoker Saturday morning? Or should I defrost it? If I can throw it right on.. any tips?
     
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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    J1999,  I would thaw it out before cooking.!
     
  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can cook any frozen meat, it just takes twice as long as thawed meat.  Is it recommended?  Not really.  I've done it more times than I care to admit, and IMO it doesn't come out as nice as a thawed piece of meat. 

    If you take it out now and put it in the fridge, it should be closer to being thawed by Saturday.  If you have a microware with a defrost setting, you can use it.  Mine says to input the weight of the meat then hit defrost.  It uses a 30% power setting for defrost.  I usually put in half the weight and hit defrost, then depending how much more thawing it needs, I use the 30% power setting and do a few more minutes at a time until it is thawed.  That way I don't cook the meat with the microware and I truly just thaw it.   
     
  4. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I would say the outside Will get done and the inside will be still frozen ..lol. like thawing meat in the microwave.. yucky! Oh.. someone else said that. 🤔
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017

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