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MNmoose
02-08-2013, 12:07 PM
Thoughts and opinions on Brisket? Creekstone Farms Premium? -
Imperial Wagyu Kobe Beef? - Snake River Farms? or CAB from your local butcher? Online Kobe & Wagyu are expensive but are they worth the extra $$$$. Thanks for your thoughts & opinion.

Gig'em99
02-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Just my opinion...
Support your local butcher!

I've competed with everything from grocery store choice briskets to special order waygu briskets. No I haven't ordered from SNR, although BBQ pit masters sure does advert heavily for them.

I placed highest with a choice brisket that I picked from my local butcher. Never placed higher than 4th with waygu. Frankly, if the beef is done well, I don't think there's enough difference for most people to notice.

Now, I will say that I had to learn how to pick briskets. The waygu briskets off the shelf, so to speak, are noticeably more tender prior to cooking. So they accept injections very well. But I can pick choice briskets that are perfectly acceptable, and they cost SOOO much less.

rooftop bbq
02-08-2013, 12:49 PM
Brandt prime is all we cook. http://www.brandtbeef.com/specialty-items/brisket-prime-10-14lbs/

Podge
02-08-2013, 01:51 PM
First off, do you have very much experience cooking brisket?

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
02-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Brandt prime is all we cook. http://www.brandtbeef.com/specialty-items/brisket-prime-10-14lbs/

I just called them and the customer service is unreal!!

rooftop bbq
02-08-2013, 02:14 PM
We've had nothing but great help from Brandt, Its a nice family owned operation. let them know Rooftop Barbeque sent you. Wait until you see the marbeling and how white the fat is.

cpw
02-08-2013, 02:49 PM
They have pretty good pricing, if it wasn't for the shipping. Around here, a select packer will run you $40-50 bucks.

pigmaker23
02-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Brandt Beef is an Excellant Product, and is available in New York and Boston if your in the Northeast!

82's BBQ
02-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Just my opinion...
Support your local butcher!


That's what I do and it pays off. I am picking up 2 cases of prime brisket for $2.65/LB tomorrow.

Gig'em99
02-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Sounds like your local butcher is supporting you! That's a heck of a deal!

MNmoose
02-08-2013, 08:01 PM
15 -20 over a couple years of comps. Nothing better than 8th place in a contest

$billBBQ
02-09-2013, 09:01 AM
pigmaker23 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=2992) - I live up in the boston area where do you find Brandt beef?

Thanks

Podge
02-09-2013, 04:15 PM
15 -20 over a couple years of comps. Nothing better than 8th place in a contest

Just find you a good source of consistent good briskets and keep cooking them.. If it's CAB's, cook a bunch of those.. 15-40 briskets isn't really enough to know what to look for, for your personal preference.

pigmaker23
02-09-2013, 04:58 PM
pigmaker23 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=2992) - I live up in the boston area where do you find Brandt beef?

Thanks

Cambridge packing company.