How long will pulled pork keep in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gadawgsr1, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. I have some that was smoked a week ago last Saturday.
  2. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    First of LASTED that long without being eaten!?!?!?!

    That would make me VERY nervous to even attempt to eat it. If you are going to have smoked meats around for more than a few days in the fridge....consider bagging it up with ziplocks or a vac sealer and freezing it.

    Package it up in smaller portions...either pint bags, or quart bags and you'll be able to re-heat just what you want without wasting the smokey goodness!

  3. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    I want to know the answer to this one too, I had some today, still great. I made mine the same day you did, great question!!!!! Mine usually don't last this long without gettin finished.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome gadawgsr1,to the SMF!
    As of yesterday I had some PP I smoked on the 18th of Sept. for a party. I've been eating on it since;I had about 3-4lbs. left and I finally bagged it in vacume bags and froze it in 1/2lb. packs. Now it will last,actually I don't know how long it will last as I will eat it before it can get there. But back to the question,mine lasted 13 days and is still good. Smoked ya know!LOL
    Anyhow, if it don't smell bad...[​IMG]
  5. lostarrow

    lostarrow Fire Starter

    left overs that have sat at room temp for several hours should be discarded soon if not immediately. If you are planning on keeping some in the fridge cool that portion immediately after pulling
  6. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not sure how to answer the question but I guess since it's an import/export question, the exporter will give you a clear signal [​IMG] .

    As for me, I usually try and make smoke more food than I know we'll eat. Then, I vacuum pack it in food saver bags and into the freezer it goes. It will last for months and tastes excellent. So, I just bypass the whole question and never worry about it.
  7. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    The temp the refrigerator keeps and how often you get into the frig play a role in your question. The more you are in the frig the less time the pork will keep. As others suggested freezing is a better choice.

  8. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 days to about a week is all you should expect in the fridge.

    In addition, it depends on how old it was when you smoked it. If it was about expired, you don't get to add time to it just because you cooked it. Eat it or freeze it immediately if that's the case, and if you freeze it you need to label it as "eat immediately on thawing". Just like smoking, freezing doesn't add to the shelf life after you get it unfrozen.

    It's a lot cheaper and a LOT more fun to make another smoke and be safe than to spend a few days in the hospital...[​IMG]
  9. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoking like we smokeing is not cureing the meat...treat it like any other meat product...if not under refrigeration...freeze it...keep hot things hot /cold things cold.....rember the danger zones that bacteria love 40 to 140....we have had many people sick in our area with ecoli....up to 390 sick and one death...dont risk it if not eaten freeze....ok freeze in small packs and eat dont thaw large amount and hold in fridge for days and 2 cents
  10. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    in my house it last about 2 days !!! then it's gone !!
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smoke about twice what I can eat in a day. Then I eat twice as much as I should so basicly I never have that problem.[​IMG]

    For as long as you have had it around I would throw it out and believe me I am as cheap as they get.
  12. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    BBQ food is no different than regular cooked food. I wouldn't keep or use any meats that are left around any longer than your usual leftovers. I would say(no expert here) 5-7 days would be a safe maximum, if its kept cold and not out on the counter or at room temp at all.
    I rarely leave it in my fridge more than 2-3 days, than if there is any left, It goes into vac sealer and then freezer. I won't keep poultry around(cooked of course) for more than 1-3 days.[​IMG]
  13. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    That's like asking Mr. Owl "How many licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop?"
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditch it.

    That sorta scares me......

    Good advise Dan !! [​IMG]
  15. ...Okay as to the question about why there is any still left after a couple days...

    I smoked two 7 to 8 lbs boston butts knowing it was going to be a great deal more meat than my Wife, myself, and our 5 and 4 year old could eat. I was actually expecting to have company over for a football game but they had to cancel (their loss because these were two of my best!).

    Neither my wife nor myself had the opportunity to freeze it and then this past weekend I smoked a huge pork loin (which will be gone by tomorrow).

    I am a smoked meat addict!
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that your an addict, go out and purchase a Foodsaver.

    You'll be amazed haw fast you can fill up your freezer with smokey goodies!!
  17. norrell6

    norrell6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Cant stress enough how valuable a food saver is. Not only does it seal and protect from frost bite, but you can take a frozen food saver bag and just put it in boiling water. After about 10 minutes, cut it open and you have perfect, hot BBQ. Go get one!

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