View Full Version : What do you spend on your competition meats?

08-06-2012, 07:36 PM
I recently just competed in my first comp and am curious what most teams spend on there meats. Certainly I understand these answers will vary greatly based on a immeasurable number of variables. Also if anyone dares to share there favorite source of their meats fell free to throw that in as well.


08-06-2012, 07:49 PM
I am right around the two Hundred dollar mark. Brisket from a butcher, ribs from BJ's, shoulder from RD, chicken from Whole Foods.

08-06-2012, 07:49 PM
This is approximate but pretty close...
4 slabs of st louis ribs - $40
Chicken - $10
2 10 pound butts - $30
1 Packer brisket - $40

I buy from costco, sams, RD, Sysco, or military commissary.

Diva Q
08-06-2012, 08:01 PM
$200 - $250 approx for each competition.

08-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Right around $225 +/- $10.

08-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Same as sea dog. Keith

08-06-2012, 09:15 PM

08-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Brisket $50
Ribs $50
Pork $60
Chicken $40

08-07-2012, 07:46 AM
Here's what I spend:
$30 for Costco ribs
$25 for chicken from local grocery store
$45 for 1 RD brisket
$35 for 2 RD pork butts

$135 total. I'm looking to find better sources for ribs and pork, but so far have not had any luck. I do believe the meat I'm starting with isn't top notch compared to several other teams.

08-07-2012, 09:15 AM

08-07-2012, 09:37 AM
$350+, but I am in my first year and have been cooking extra, 2 briskets, 4 butts, and 8 racks to make sure I can get enough perfectly cooked meat to fill the turn-in box, so far so good though, 12 walks in 4 comps.

08-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Cost? Beotches pay me to use their meat!!!!! 8-)

early mornin' smokin'
08-07-2012, 10:25 AM
$0....being friends with the local butcher really helps! But i'm prob in $300 in booze and our own snacks

08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
$115 = 1 brisket, 3 slabs, 2 pork butts and 16 pieces of chicken.

08-07-2012, 11:16 AM
I'm around the $175 mark. Briskets 2x 15-17lbs and ribs 3 racks from RD, shoulders and chicken from Wegman's.

Lake Dogs
08-07-2012, 02:33 PM
$200 KCBS/FBA/GBA, $350 MBN just ribs and shoulders

08-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Approx. $150-$200

Brisket $70
Pork $30
Ribs $30
Chicken $20

08-07-2012, 04:18 PM
give or take.

Lakeside Smoker
08-07-2012, 05:02 PM
give or take.

Where the hell are you getting a wagyu brisket for $45??? :grin:

08-07-2012, 06:22 PM
$200 KCBS/FBA/GBA, $350 MBN just ribs and shoulders

Honest question, what makes MBN so much more expensive? Is it multiple rounds? My only experience is KCBS.

08-07-2012, 06:27 PM

These guys are really good. I know they ship to several teams around the country, but I'm lucky enough to be about 5 miles from them.

I get my butts from them and there is a definite difference. Definitely worth the extra money, IMO.

I haven't been able to justify the extra $$ for Wagyu briskets yet. Maybe I'm cooking them wrong?

Red Valley BBQ
08-07-2012, 08:22 PM
16-20 pcs of chicken
3 racks
2 butts
1 brisket


08-07-2012, 08:52 PM
150. Pork 35 ribs 30 briskets 70 chicken 10.

82's BBQ
08-07-2012, 11:17 PM
Same as Seadog

08-08-2012, 02:22 AM
I spend too much! I believe in getting the best meat I can find. I have only competed in 7 events (8 this upcoming JD) and have collected $$$ in 5 of them. The two I didnít collect the $$$ I knew it, since I screwed up.

I cook two briskets, two butts, 6 racks of ribs and 16 chicken thighs and 2 chicken breasts. $200+ on my briskets, $100 on butts, $100 on ribs, $50 on chicken.

If I was to compete more I could not afford to purchase these high end meats then again I am sure I would be more sure of my cooking abilities and not have the need to cook so much.

I like having the extra food, good way to meet new people (feed them)