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bbqgeekess 02-13-2014 09:57 PM

Percentage of fat in a brisket?
 
.. and is this by weight or volume?

Trying to justify buying a packer with tons of fat on it.

landarc 02-13-2014 09:59 PM

I trim about 2 pounds off of a 12 to 15 pound packer. That would be 15 to 20 percent. I trim pretty thoroughly. However, I render the fat and use it for other things, so no waste here.

The reason to buy a packer is that it just plain cooks up better.

SmittyJonz 02-13-2014 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bbqgeekess (Post 2803130)
.. and is this by weight or volume?

Trying to justify buying a packer with tons of fat on it.

Paying Price of a packer sucks sometimes so I will do Chuck roast Brisket Style. Taste Darn Near exactly the same but you can buy a 3-4-5 lb roast with no fat cap but Great marbling. Around here they run $4.99/lb but I watch for specials at $2.49-$2.99 lb.

Landarc buys them HIGH End HIGH $ Briskets........... :shock:

landarc 02-13-2014 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SmittyJonz (Post 2803146)
Paying Price of a packer sucks sometimes so I will do Chuck roast Brisket Style. Taste Darn Near exactly the same but you can buy a 3-4-5 lb roast with no fat cap but Graet marbling. Around here they run $4.99/lb but I watch for specials at $2.49-$2.99 lb.

Landarc buys them HIGH End HIGH $ Briskets........... :shock:

No, Landarc buys chuck roast and gets other people to buy fancy briskets for him

SmittyJonz 02-13-2014 10:13 PM

Ohhhhhhhh


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=170079

SmittyJonz 02-13-2014 10:16 PM

BBQGeekess, would you drop $120 on ONE Brisket? :twitch:

landarc 02-13-2014 10:19 PM

I am just gonna say, those were wonderful and worth every penny that someone paid me to cook them for him.

By the way, those had less than 10% by weight of trimming needed.

martyleach 02-13-2014 10:20 PM

I wait for Smart and Final to give me the $1.99/lb price on brisket then I go for the 18lb'er. Patience. However, I have been so close to buying a Snake River Farms Wagyu brisket...... just afraid I'll screw it up.

SmittyJonz 02-13-2014 10:37 PM

I think Geekess Passed Out at mention of $120 Brisket...........:twitch:

landarc 02-13-2014 10:39 PM

so, the fact that there were two of those...?

bbqgeekess 02-13-2014 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SmittyJonz (Post 2803156)
BBQGeekess, would you drop $120 on ONE Brisket? :twitch:

Hecckkkkk noooo lol!

I bought 45 pound of 85% lean beef shoulder clod though, last month for only $1.99 per pound :)

bbqgeekess 02-13-2014 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SmittyJonz (Post 2803183)
I think Geekess Passed Out at mention of $120 Brisket...........:twitch:

Yeah am pretty frugal lol

bbqgeekess 02-13-2014 11:08 PM

So brisket is only like 20% fat, that's not bad at all really. plus fat weighs less than meat so.. hrm.. I think I'll buy two packers soon from Sam's. I think they are $2.38 a pound there.

I wanna bbq a full uncut packer in my Mini WSM (just to say I did it). It'll be my first packer and in the Mini WSM :)

And I'll use the other for a boat load of STRAMI :)

THoey1963 02-14-2014 01:40 AM

At the local HEB (grocery store in Texas), I recently bought a full packer for $1.79 a pound (on sale). Now, it is not prime or CAB, but it tasted good. I think they are normally $1.99, maybe a little more here. That is before the prices go up (recent news stories).

bbqgeekess 02-14-2014 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by martyleach (Post 2803165)
I wait for Smart and Final to give me the $1.99/lb price on brisket then I go for the 18lb'er. Patience. However, I have been so close to buying a Snake River Farms Wagyu brisket...... just afraid I'll screw it up.

That's such a good price on brisket! Wish I could find a deal like that!


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