ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 05-17-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
bbqpigskin
Full Fledged Farker
 
bbqpigskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-31-06
Location: Auburn, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Brisket Size

I stopped by costco on the way home tonight to pick up a couple of packs of spares for Saturday. I was checking out their brisket. The price was good $2.55 lb, but they were all under 7lbs. Is this normal? I've always gotten my brisket through my freind's restaurant, and they have always been 12-14 lbs. What is the norm for everybody?
__________________
Mike

Bar-B-Chef offset
Ancient Weber Kettle
Weber Kettle Gold
Proud owner of "The Hog"
bbqpigskin is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-17-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
MilitantSquatter
Moderator
 
MilitantSquatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-17-05
Location: Mooresville, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The Costco's here on LI do not have full packer cuts, only brisket flats in the 4-7 lb. range.

I prefer packer briskets over 12 lb. Preferably 13-16lb. Need to go to a Restaurant Depot, meat distributor or order from a local butcher... Sometimes the supermarket meat managers can special order full briskets with about a weeks notice.
__________________
Lonestar 24" Vertical offset w/ Insulated Firebox & Performer Platinum
Former owner: Jambo Backyard, Klose BYC, Med. Spicewine, Pitts & Spitts, XL & (2) Med. BGE's, 22" WSM & (2) 18" WSM's, 18" & 22" Weber Kettles
MilitantSquatter is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
Smokin Gator
Babbling Farker
 
Smokin Gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-01-06
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Yep, those have to be just flats... nothing wrong with that except no burnt ends.
__________________
[SIZE="2"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Food! It's the second most important thing to a young man, and the most important to an old one.[/FONT][/SIZE]

______________________________________________
-Brent
Smokin Gators BBQ Team

Medium Amazin' Blue Spicewine - It's a Swamp Thing
UDS
Large BGE - Adopted
Medium BGE - Adopted
Weber 22 inch w/mods
Weber SJP
Stoker
Weber Genesis Silver C Gasser
Constant wood lurker
FBA CBJ
Smokin Gator is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
BBQ_MAFIA
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
BBQ_MAFIA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-05
Location: NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I get mine at Restaurant Depot. I usually get a full packer that is between 12 to 14 pounds.
__________________
Guido

Lang 60
Lang 84 Deluxe Warmer with Chargrill
Large Spicewine
Large BGE
XL - BGE
Med. BGE ( Bought it for my son Vincenzo)
Brinkman Snp
Brinkman ECB
GOSM
Weber Kettle
Kenmore Elite Gasser
Camp Chef Outdoor Stove
1-Banjo
BBQ_MAFIA is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-17-2007, 08:49 PM   #5
FatDaddy
is One Chatty Farker
 
FatDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-04-06
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

2.55 a pound WOW... about 1.59 per pound here for full packers. i normally get the 13-15lbs packers.
__________________
HALF DIAMOND RANCH BBQ

Home made 5' reverse flow smoker
Lg BGE
WSM 18.5
WSM 22.5
Weber Kettle 22 1/2" silver series
Weber Copper Smokey Joe Gold 14.5"
GPS trackable RED super fast thermopen

http://www.facebook.com/jtempleton2

FatDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-17-2007, 09:47 PM   #6
WineMaster
Babbling Farker
 
WineMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-07
Location: Southern MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

$ 3.88 per pound at Walmart here for brisket. SUCKS MOD!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Dan

MJH From Backyard Bomber BBQ -- Junior
YS 640 Comp
22.5 Weber Kettle
Blue Thermopen

Comp Team
Wine & Swine
WineMaster is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
ibait2fish
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: Ely, MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've heard tales recently here in MN, that customers have been told by the grocers that only flats are available, because the grocers CAN'T (?)
get packers...I got two in the freezer, but if it's slaughtered and processed in a packing plant, then how can no grocer get them?
ibait2fish is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 01:17 AM   #8
BBQchef33
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
 
BBQchef33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
Downloads: 13
Uploads: 4
Default

yup, think u were looking at a trimmed flat.
__________________
Site Administrator and
Grand PooBah

CBJ with a Fuzzy Blue Hat, 18 Foot Competition Trailer, Customized Klose BYC, Custom Klose built MoAB (Mother of All Banderas) passed on to Big Dog, 1 Double Barreled Lang 84, 1 Heavily Modified Bionic Bandera, 1 Custom Super Medium Stickburning Spicewine w/stoker, 1 XL BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Pit Barrel Cooker, 3 WSMs, 3 Weber Kettles, an NB Hondo, A Modified Brinkman Horizontal, DCS 48" Grill, a Broilmaster P3, a covered, pellet pooping FEC100, and our duck died. :(

News Flash:
"A mans worth is judged by the weight of his integrity "

You know your getting older when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy


Smoke on KC.
WWW.BBQ-BRETHREN.COM
BBQchef33 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 02:17 AM   #9
Single Fin Smoker
is One Chatty Farker
 
Single Fin Smoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-11-06
Location: Huntington Beach California
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

In Californ I-A don't even ask..........Its like quarter difference between trimmed an untrimmed at Sams. What am I gonna do, not Q Gods protein for people I love?

To each his own.......I like em small. 5-7 pounds is good with me as long as its bendy and dosen't look like its pure fat.
__________________
Sidartha translated: Every wish fullfilled
Keiki Kai
UDS(Norco II)
WSM
Webber Kettle
True stainless kegerator w/cheap 1/2 barrel
10'6 EC single fin
10' Minchington 2-1 set up
Single Fin Smoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 09:24 AM   #10
NCGrimbo
is One Chatty Farker
 
NCGrimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-05
Location: Clayton, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've seen 7lb'ers at Wally World that were just the flat and I've seen 16lb'ers there also. The smallest I saw was a trimmed flat at Krogers weighing in at a whopping 4lbs.
__________________
"At what point did we forget that the Space Shuttle was, essentially, a program that strapped human beings to an explosion and tried to stab through the sky with fire and math? How jaded do we have to be to lose collective interest in that?" - Robert Brockway
NCGrimbo is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 09:30 AM   #11
Bigmista
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Bigmista's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-24-04
Location: Long Beach, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If there is a Smart and Final in Auburn, go there. They have whole packers and they usually run $1.59-1.79 per pound.
__________________
Wait! Bigmista wrote a cookbook?

Exodus 29:18
Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD.

God loves BBQ!



Bigmista Custom Spicewine Trailer - Olivia J. PIMA
Large and Medium Spicewines
Weber Ranch Kettle - E.T.

Remembering Scott
Bigmista is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 11:29 AM   #12
Bentley
Babbling Farker
 
Bentley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-14-07
Location: Culpeper, Virginia
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatDaddy View Post
2.55 a pound WOW... about 1.59 per pound here for full packers. i normally get the 13-15lbs packers.

I was gonna say Wow the other way, here in LA at the Costco's I have gone into ( Van Nuys, Burbank, Alhambra) the price is about $5.30/lb. It is always choice, and it is always flats, but $2.55 Get some!
__________________
Certified Master Judge #5382


What is best in life? "To crush your BBQ opponents, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."
Bentley is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 12:10 PM   #13
Pig Headed
Babbling Farker
 
Pig Headed's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-15-06
Location: Middletown, DE
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I can't find packer cuts anywhere here, but I think I just found a source. A local BBQ joint told me that if I give him at least 3 days notice, he would order me a couple of 12-15 lbs/ers. He said he get a truck load every three days. His are pretty good too, though he only serves chopped brisket and takeout only. His business is pretty brisk.
__________________
Ron

Pigheaded BBQ Team
www.pigheadedbbq.com
KCBS CBJ

Stumps Stretch (Raquel) Eagles Green.
1 -22" Weber WSM, 1 - 18"Weber WSM's
2 - 22" kettles
6x12 Haulmark Trailer
Pig Headed is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-18-2007, 08:53 PM   #14
bbqpigskin
Full Fledged Farker
 
bbqpigskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-31-06
Location: Auburn, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I think that I'll just skip the little ones and keep getting them from my friend's supplier. It is a pretty reputable company (Atlas Meats), and they have always been good, and the right size.
__________________
Mike

Bar-B-Chef offset
Ancient Weber Kettle
Weber Kettle Gold
Proud owner of "The Hog"
bbqpigskin is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brisket question on size energyzer Q-talk 7 04-21-2011 09:21 PM
Brisket Size Smoothsmoke Q-talk 26 03-04-2011 06:36 PM
Serving size for brisket?? GBPB Catering, Vending and Cooking For The Masses. 5 02-07-2011 07:23 PM
Trimming brisket to box size before cooking Cigarbque Competition BBQ 12 04-07-2010 03:06 PM
What size brisket and butt do you prefer? jtfisher63 Q-talk 29 07-15-2007 04:36 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts