Previously frozen ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rad5, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. rad5

    rad5 Newbie

    What are your thoughts? My local Super Target has baby back ribs on sale all the time and I noticed that the label says "previously frozen" Would this make a difference? Should I stick with fresh?
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I buy an use frozen ribs all the time, good sale I stock up. Personally, I don't think yer gonna notice a whole lotta difference.
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, do 'em most all the complaints...maybe make some adjustments on rub ingredients, etc, mostly I lighten up on the salt so they don't dry out as easily.

    Grab a truck-load if the price is right!

  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Most all ribs you get at restaurants and even a good majority of the ones they have in grocery stores come in frozen anyway. Like Tip says, you really won't notice any difference so if it is a great deal, especially baby backs which run normal price around here at $3.99, I would buy all they had and ask for more, if it is a good deal.
  5. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Everyone has used or eaten previously frozen ribs. Even if they weren't, and they are on sale, they'll be frozen soon enough cause I'm stocking up.
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I believe that unless you buy from a butcher shop that only deals in only fresh meat you are going to find frozen ribs...
  7. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    cant wait to smoke ribs in my smoker when i get it fixed...
  8. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Practically all meat leaving a packing plant is 'hard-chilled'; meaning it has gone through a nitrogen cooler and it's temperature lowered to 31°-32° F. to maximize keeping it cold during shipping in reefers; so right off the bat it is hard-chilled frozen enough to make it transportable.
  9. rad5

    rad5 Newbie

    Thanks for the info! So do stock up when they are on sale and keep them in the Freezer?
  10. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Absolutely, or send some my way if you get too many....
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use them all the time so if you can get them at a good price stock up we doo.
  12. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bought something like 30 racks the last time I bought them. They were froze when I bought them and put thme in my freezer and thawed as I needed..I dont mind them myself..I bet the fresh ones are better but I dont mind teh frozen ones..
  13. wahouse8

    wahouse8 Fire Starter

    Thank you for posting this question, I was wondering about this.

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