Vacuum sealing rubbed meat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by simplexcoda, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. simplexcoda

    simplexcoda Newbie

    Hey everyone,

    This might be the wrong pace, but I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. I about to go on vacation, but need to do a brisket the day I get back (I'll be back some time in the wee hours). So, obviously I won't have time to rub and rest after I get home. So, my idea was to take the brisket, rub it down, then vacuum seal it and put it in the fridge. I will be gone exactly a week, but that shouldn't be problem if it is vacuum sealed. Then, I would take it out and smoke it when I got back. Has anyone ever done something like this? I didn't know if it would work. I also thought that if it does work, I might need to use less rub as the vacuum may pull the rub further into the meat. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I do it all the time, and your right the flavor is pulled into the meat better when it's vacuumed.

    The easiest way is to put the brisket in the bag then pour the rub in half on one side then massage & flip & do the same on the other side.

    Then seal it up & into the fridge.


    Hope this helps!

    Al
     
  3. simplexcoda

    simplexcoda Newbie

    Fantastic news. Thanks for the answer. Any apprehension about leaving it in the fridge like this for a week? Or would it be better to refreeze? Thanks for the help.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    A week in the fridge will be fine.

    Al
     

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