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Old 08-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default What do you spend on your competition meats?

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.

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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I am right around the two Hundred dollar mark. Brisket from a butcher, ribs from BJ's, shoulder from RD, chicken from Whole Foods.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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$200 - $250 approx for each competition.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Right around $225 +/- $10.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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Same as sea dog. Keith
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #8
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Brisket $50
Ribs $50
Pork $60
Chicken $40
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:46 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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$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.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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Cost? Beotches pay me to use their meat!!!!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #13
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$0....being friends with the local butcher really helps! But i'm prob in $300 in booze and our own snacks
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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$115 = 1 brisket, 3 slabs, 2 pork butts and 16 pieces of chicken.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #15
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I'm around the $175 mark. Briskets 2x 15-17lbs and ribs 3 racks from RD, shoulders and chicken from Wegman's.
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