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Old 08-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Price of Brisket?

I never bought a whole packer before, and was wondering what is a good price? I've been looking at BJ's and grocery stores but can only find flats. So I was gonna try some butcher shops and was wondering what to pay.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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You tried going to a Wal-Mart or a Kroger/Ralph's? They should have them there. Butchers will generally give you a better brisket in general, but they'll be more expensive than you'd find at a grocery store for sure, and since it's your first one I'd try to find one as cheap as possible before getting one going for 4.99 a pound.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Gotta agree with jazzybadger...

Our local butcher uses only angus beef, and wants $5/lb with the smallest cut he has being 13lbs. That's $65. I need to get my Sam's Club membership going again, they tend to have some pretty good cuts at a pretty good price. Kroger would've been good at $2.70/lb, but they only had one cut available, and it didn't look too appetizing. The one I'm cooking now ( I got at Wal-mart, and seems to be pretty good. I got it for $2.58/lb. If it tastes as good as it looks, I may have to take some of my remarks about their meat back.

Definitely try to find a cheaper cut for the first one. Every "first cook" I've done has produced at least a few mistakes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Bought a 17# at Walmart this morning for $2.68 per pound.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Local butcher 2.75 lb, been ipb lateley, choice not ungraded like wallyworld, still 50 bucks for a 17 lber.
flats cost more, at bj's and sams in my area.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #6
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Nothing wrong with any Walmart brisket I've ever bought. Usually $2.58 per lb.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Wyley View Post
Nothing wrong with any Walmart brisket I've ever bought. Usually $2.58 per lb.
Yep, Walmart carries the exact same packer briskets you'll find in any other store, and most butchers. Down here, they are averaging half and half choice and select (excel brand) in the display case. Always $2.18/lb, been the same price for well over a year whether it's select, choice, or CAB choice that happens to be on display. They rarely have ungraded in my local, almost always the split between choice and select. Just gotta turn 'em over and look for the stamp on the cryo.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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Welcome to the mid-atlantic region where you can't find packers anywhere except for some independent butchers and restaurant depot (thank goodness for RD). I guess that would be a bit of a hike for you, but you could go to the RD in Philly...
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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Where I live, full packer brisket runs any where from $1.98 to $3.49 per pound. Just the flat is much higher; usually $3.99 to $4.99 per pound.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #10
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We have one local butcher who'll sell a packer for $2/lb. Otherwise, Walmart at $2.58/lb.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
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The Sam's club nearest me has been pretty consistant all summer at $2.48/lb for a whole packer.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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Cash & Carry here: $2.50 ish, others $3.50-$4.50 lb
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Rest depot in philly sells superior angus briskest for $2.89/lb. the regular brisket is about $2.59.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:29 PM   #14
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Sam's Clubs in Charlotte NC sells packers for $2.48 pound
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:36 AM   #15
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We pay about $2.79/lb for a Choice brisket At Sams Club out here. For our location, I really think that's a decent price.

IMO opinion, one of the benefits of shopping at the Big Box stores is the ability to pick and choose between many different packers.
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