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"Bone to Bark" BBQ
07-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Just wondering where everyone is buying their briskets for comps,, and what grade and size do you prefer?

southernstyle
07-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Restaurant depot cab here. I dint really look at weight just a thick flat. Usually 14-18 lbs I would say

JD McGee
07-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Costco...choice...14-16lbs.

Shady
07-05-2012, 09:11 PM
Creekstone Prime CAB shipped to my door.

jbrink01
07-05-2012, 10:13 PM
CAB Prime. Biggest available.

Greg60525
07-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Could I ask why such large briskets? Is it to get a thick enough flat or to allow for aggressive trimming to get the most uniform piece? I've always heard that the larger briskets are tougher.........any truth to that?

Thanks,

Bentley
07-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Restaurant Depot...or if I can get someone to go in on a case with me R.W.Zant Meats in Los Angeles...Got a hook up there jncsocal from Pelletheads.com. They have great prices on USDA Prime, PM Meat out of Windom, MN. I prefer 14-15lb. USDA Choice, that size just seem to cook exceptionalyl well. ,

Black Canyon from National is one fine Brisket too!

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
07-06-2012, 10:09 AM
Costco...choice...14-16lbs.
Are Costco briskets full packers? Sams doesn't really carry packers and I thought they carried about the same thing?

dhuffjr
07-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Are Costco briskets full packers? Sams doesn't really carry packers and I thought they carried about the same thing?

I'm sure a lot of guys cook only flats. I'm always happier with my packer results. It drives me nuts that Sam's doesn't carry them. Though I just bought a case of butts and found them to be disappointing. I just hate driving 45 minutes to RD.

didisea
07-06-2012, 10:31 AM
In the pacific NW, "regular" Costco's have quit carrying brisket now. At the "business" Costco, you can get whole packers, but now they are becoming harder to find as they are stocking more large flats now. Can't compare what Sam's Club carries, as there are only a couple of them around here and I have never been in one. As far as size goes, 13-16lbs, at least choice or better.

TomB
07-06-2012, 10:42 AM
I have a hard time finding packers here in Des Moines. Been buying 6-8 pound flats.

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Smokin' Gnome BBQ
07-06-2012, 11:14 AM
Just wondering where everyone is buying their briskets for comps,, and what grade and size do you prefer?

call Shanon at Penn Ave meats in Hagerstown. choice or better and he will cherry pick some for you.

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
07-06-2012, 11:15 AM
I wonder how freshly butchered black angus choice would turn out? Seems that's the only way for me to get a full packer brisket!

secondcityswine
07-06-2012, 12:02 PM
We usually buy angus packers for comps in the 14lb-16lb range and have done well with them.

Warthog
07-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Just picked up an 18lb Angus at RD. I look for a thick flat that bends.

Big Mike
07-06-2012, 12:46 PM
I wonder how freshly butchered black angus choice would turn out? Seems that's the only way for me to get a full packer brisket!


They will do just fine.

bigjonsBBQ
07-06-2012, 12:55 PM
Just picked up an 18lb Angus at RD. I look for a thick flat that bends.


Which RD? Planning on hitting South Plainfield, was there last weekend, and nothing bigger than 14lb with thinner flats. Need to get another one for Wildwood next weekend.

Brewer
07-09-2012, 06:08 PM
1x Angus 14-17lbs and 1x Wagyu 14-17lbs per comp. Wagyu is easy to get here in the NW however, it doesn't always do well - for some it's too rich.

Angus comes from my local butcher and the Wagyu comes from Snake River Farms.