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Greendriver
08-12-2011, 01:30 PM
use to be brisket but now it's R I B S. don't seem right.

AUBBQ
08-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Same here… It used to be brisket, but good ribs are very hard to come by around here.

rksylves
08-12-2011, 01:53 PM
I've had trouble finding all four at one time or another. Consistently it's been brisket. I usually end up going to one Sam's for ribs/butt's but not their brisket, then north about 30 minutes to another Sam's that usually carries nice prime CABs, but not ribs/butts. Then it's off to the local 'butcher' for chicks. Butcher my eye, the only thing the guy carries that's worth spit is the chicks.

Russ

Lake Dogs
08-12-2011, 01:55 PM
Whole Pork Shoulders. I can find whole hogs easier....

Fatback Joe
08-12-2011, 02:08 PM
Ribs are the biggest challenge for me this year.

swamprb
08-12-2011, 02:10 PM
Decent ribs and butts.

6 pound Pork Collars

Kenny Rogers
08-12-2011, 02:15 PM
I guess we're lucky, we have a wide variety of just about everything in the Spokane area. All grades... Decent brisket this year, however is running $3.50 per lb... There are less expensive (and in my opinion not as good) cuts still for $1.99 per lb out there.

Warthog
08-12-2011, 02:17 PM
Restaurant Depot

K-Barbecue
08-12-2011, 03:39 PM
I've had the most problem getting good consistent ribs and the ones from RD have been the worst by far.

big brother smoke
08-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Decent ribs is our challenge.

boogiesnap
08-12-2011, 04:00 PM
i have the hardest TIME SELECTING brisket and butts, but my RD always has a great selection. i have, however, abandoned them for ribs. chicken is simple perdue "all natural". can be found anywhere.

Lake Dogs
08-12-2011, 04:50 PM
winning. winning meat is the hardest. Seems only one in forty or fifty competitors at any competition find it.

Corky
08-12-2011, 05:13 PM
I guess we're lucky, we have a wide variety of just about everything in the Spokane area. All grades... Decent brisket this year, however is running $3.50 per lb... There are less expensive (and in my opinion not as good) cuts still for $1.99 per lb out there.

Indeed we do. I like CostCo's meat quite a bit. The Cash and Carry about a block from the Sprague CostCo has some good deals also.

HarleyGirl14226
08-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Good brisket is the challenge.

Bigmista
08-13-2011, 09:54 AM
Brisket with a thick flat. Some out here have flats thinner than flank steak.

sitnfat
08-13-2011, 12:22 PM
6 pound Pork Collars:shock:

boogiesnap
08-13-2011, 02:04 PM
oh no.

Smokin Mike
08-13-2011, 05:53 PM
6 pound Pork Collars:shock:


I HOPE you are kidding around, but still I wouldn't joke about that.



I have to agree, awesome straight R I B S are hard to find.

rookiedad
08-13-2011, 11:04 PM
Whole Pork Shoulders. I can find whole hogs easier....

agreed! i would like to get the whole shoulder too, to get the money muscle intact, but can only find the two packs with the shoulder cut in half.

2Fat
08-14-2011, 09:48 PM
6 pound Pork Collars

Thought all the big pork collars are on the West Coast ;-)

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Sledneck
08-14-2011, 10:01 PM
Ribs suck lately looks like a light colored unmarlbled pork chop on top on most of been seeing

Jimmy & The Squealers
08-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Restaurant Depot has been really inconsistent for us for ribs and brisket.

Matt_A
08-15-2011, 11:19 AM
It costs me a bit more ($2.99/lb) but I get my spares from a local boutique butcher that will bend over backwards to get me exactly what I'm looking for. For example, I just cooked 6 lbs of chuck short ribs ($5.99/lb); he hand picked each of the 14 ribs so they were within an ounce of each other and had about 1 3/4 to 2" of meat on each rib. Sam's Club can't even come close.

Podge
08-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Good Parsley.

BasicPatrick
08-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Has to be Ribs...just got burnt this past weekend when I opened a Smithfield three pack to find shiners on all three racks. Thank God for the guys at Red NEck Caviar who had and extra two pack form Bj's....those have been our most consistent comp ribs.

riblette
08-15-2011, 06:24 PM
Ribs out here....gave up on Restaurant Depot...Sam’s has been hit-and-miss.

Just got done trimming 7 racks for next weekend...I liked one of 'em. found another 3 I might use....and 3 that are for practice. Probably headed back to the market tomorrow to try to scavenge a few more.

Q-Dat
08-15-2011, 06:59 PM
A little more expensive but if you find a store that carries cryo pack St Louis cut spares then you can pick through and get what you want. I try to stay away from 2-3 slab packs

boogiesnap
08-15-2011, 07:33 PM
smithfield is bad at best. IMHO.
for the price of 7 racks, go to whole foods. they sell st. louis cut ribs. they'll show you every rack in the case if you ask and you'll be able to get 2 good ones at least i promise. it's spendy for sure, but, prolly not more than 7 racks or being burned by shiners etc. at a comp.

JD McGee
08-15-2011, 09:53 PM
Gotta say ribs as well...been seein' a lotta double boned bb's out here. Not a big deal but kind of a pita if you're tryin' to get 6-7 ribs outta one rack. No problems with briskies, butts, or chicken...:cool:

WhiskeyBentBBQ
08-15-2011, 10:15 PM
I would have to say a solid brisket with good marbling and a thick flat has been the hardest lately. Ribs are a close second. We usually go with the heavier 3 packs (2 per comp) and at least 4 slabs are always good. We use the culls to test cook for dinner on Friday night.

bam
08-15-2011, 10:23 PM
RIBS!!!!:crazy::crazy: use to be brisket.