Trimming Butt Fat -- Safety Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hb99, May 20, 2015.

  1. I recently purchased a couple netted boneless butts (thawed).

    I was wondering if there were any safety issues to be concerned about with trimming the fat (as in prepping to smoke) PRIOR TO freezing them for the next smoke session vesus just freezing them now and trimming later?

    Are there any "carneologists" (butchers/meat/food safety people) out there that can contribute some insight?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bill
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I recently purchased a couple netted boneless butts (thawed).

    Bill if they were frozen and thawed,I would not refreeze them until they were cooked.
     
  3. Thanks, but no, they were not frozen when I purchased them.

    Lyndhurst, huh? Me? Born and raised in Camden until we escaped to Woodlyn, then Oaklyn, then Atlantic City. I left AC in 1972 when I joined the Army. Came back to Browns Mills and Mt. Holly. Also lived in Ocean (near Eatontown) before moving to the midwest in 1987. Did 3 tours at Ft. Bragg, NC and 2 tours in Germany (9 years). Retired with 7 years active and 30 years civil service.

    Later.

    Bill
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2015
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bill leave the fat on, it is flavor when you BBQ, and it helps keep from getting freezer burn.Thanks for your service I am heading up to Ma. tomorrow. The great escape LOL
     

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