how long can a packer brisket stay in fridge?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jerseydrew, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    i bought a packer from Res depo yesterday, how long can it stay in fridge before you cook it? i want to cook it on tuesday shoud i freeze it?
  2. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    It should have a date on the package that says "Use or freeze by" blah blah date. If you are going to smoke it before that date I wouldn't freeze it. Just keep it in the fridge at a safe temp and you'll be fine.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Meat from the packer in an intact original cryovac packaging will last 2-3 weeks in a refer that is not opened frequently. You will get 7-10 in intact packaging in the kitchen refer...JJ
  4. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    i looked but did not see it.
    so i should be good if i smoke it before the weekend...
  5. I think that you'll be okay. I purchased some meat recently when the selection was poor. The only brisket available was graying and discolored because it was a little old. It smoked up really nice and gray sections didn't taste any different than the rest of the meat.  

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