Packer expiration

Discussion in 'Beef' started by eppo, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. eppo

    eppo Meat Mopper

    How long are packers god for refrigerated? How long can you keep them in the fridge after applying the rub?
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe a week, depending on how well it's wrapped and how fresh it was beforehand -- IMHO.
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There are others here much more qualified to answer this, and I'm sure they will be along shortly.  I myself never leave mine in fridge longer then 2 days after rubbing. I always buy mine a few days before the smoke so I am well within the use by date.
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hard to tell?

    You never know how it was handled.

    Was it vacupacked when you got it?

    How cold is your fridge?

    5 days in a cold fridge would be a max rule, but depends on a lot of variables? Cure or no cure? And all such things.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. eppo

    eppo Meat Mopper

    I didn't pick it up yet. I'm going to start smoking it on Saturday at 3pm. I was hoping to pick it up on Wednesday after work, then open it up on friday morning to rub it up.

    I'm going to keep it at around 35F. It will be vacuum packed.

    BTW this is my first time going to get a packer, I've just gotten them from the butcher in the past. this time i'm going to get it from a place that sells to restaurants. I'm assuming i'm just looking for an Angus Beef Packer?
     
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      With that plan, you'll be fine. I age my briskets for comps for 30-40 days, but i leave them in the cryovac.

    Certified Angus Beef (CAB) is a better brisket  IMHO

        [​IMG]  and remember the pics [​IMG]
     
  7. eppo

    eppo Meat Mopper

    Saaa WEEET! Cant wait to Smoke this Saturday!
     

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