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jasonjax 11-24-2013 08:04 AM

Butcher told me there is no such thing as prime brisket....
 
So yesterday I went to a butcher shop I had been meaning to try for a while now. They had some great looking meat there. I got some ribeyes that were excellent. He also had a brisket he had separated the flat from on display. We got to talking about Kobe, wagyu, prime yadda yadda, and then he told me there is no such thing ad "prime"brisket.

This runs counter to everything I've heard, but I can't say as I have personally ever bought a prime brisket. Is he right or wrong?

Smokin'Butts 11-24-2013 08:08 AM

This should answer your question...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=74855

Cayman1 11-24-2013 08:25 AM

My understanding is that the entire beef is graded by the grading of the ribeye. If it grades prime, the entire animal grades prime. I don't think they exclude the brisket.

boogiesnap 11-24-2013 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cayman1 (Post 2705604)
My understanding is that the entire beef is graded by the grading of the ribeye. If it grades prime, the entire animal grades prime. I don't think they exclude the brisket.

that is correct, and in and of itself also suggests "technically" there is no prime tenderloin, strip, etc....because they aren't graded themselves.

sassage 11-24-2013 09:51 AM

I didn't realize it was strictly off the ribeye

Bbq Bubba 11-24-2013 10:21 AM

Find another butcher as he is just a box opener.

J'ville Grill 11-24-2013 10:42 AM

What butcher shop? I wasn't aware that there's any butcher shops in Jacksonville.

jasonjax 11-24-2013 10:45 AM

New York Butcher in Ponte Vedra. The meat I tried was very good.

jasonjax 11-24-2013 11:04 AM

Is it generally accepted that if the ribeye is graded prime then the entire animal is prime?

Smoothsmoke 11-24-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jasonjax (Post 2705792)
Is it generally accepted that if the ribeye is graded prime then the entire animal is prime?

Yes.

Just BS 11-24-2013 11:59 AM

I have bought whole packer brisket in the cryo package that was stamped USDA Prime.

El Ropo 11-24-2013 12:10 PM

Yep, it's been mentioned before, find another box opener.

landarc 11-24-2013 12:13 PM

What others have said, there is such a thing as a brisket off of a Prime graded carcass. You can dither the terms, incorrectly, but, there is such a thing as a Prime brisket.

dwfisk 11-24-2013 12:30 PM

USDA beef grading process.
 
As a producer I found this interesting and informative, listen carefully there is a lot of imbedded info. Bottom line, quality grades are made at the ribeye (I think at the 7th rib) and applied to the whole carcass half. Carcass halves with like grades are segregated for further processing and all cuts from that carcass half can carry the specified grade. So yes, a brisket from a prime graded carcass half can be labeled as a prime brisket.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEHwm1gIj-w

SoulinyourSauce 11-24-2013 03:56 PM

have one aging in my fridge.


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