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Unread 10-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #16
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I've been surprised by the size of briskets at Wal-Mart in smaller towns. Seen some I would maybe consider for a contest if I had to.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Big_T_BBQ View Post
And if they are grass fed and finished $3.09 is a great price
+1 Our home grown beef are ~10 pounds also
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Unread 10-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #18
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It's sometimes hard for me to remember that I'm in Omaha while u guys are talkin $3 a pound for brisky. Here we get grain fed Angus for - seems to me - $1.88 a lb. I bought a 14 pounder the other day for that. At once, I'm both embarassed and gratified that we can get quality cuts for that kind of money. I openly ponder what it would take to ship a brisky ur way - frozen & packed with dry ice??? Got mine @ Sam's

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Unread 10-29-2010, 01:58 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by colonel00 View Post
Pretty sure Walmart usually has them and everybody has a Walmart within 10 miles. If you don't, call them. They will probably come out and build you one.

That would be sooo funny if it wasn't true.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 03:55 AM   #20
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Damn! Good advice guys! Nicely done with the pics, too. nrok, these guys are setting you straight, man. This is better than a meat cutters class. Nice to be reading from guys who know their stuff!!!
One more issue for you to consider always, always, always. Choice or Certified Angus Beef (CAB) is what you are looking for. You will find a lot of SELECT. Leave it for cousin Bob's backyard BBQ. Rest. Depot, Cash & Carry those type of pro suppliers will treat you right BUT they also stock Select grade briskets. Check it out to be sure.
If you are talking with a butcher or meat cutter, it's the "Flat" and the "Deckle". The guy who was calling it a point was doing that because most non-pros use those terms, flat and point. No biggie. Butchers know they are called the flat and the deckle.
Most of the cryo packers I buy through Rest. Depot are about 12.5 lbs. So, look for the right grade and get the flat and deckle together (That's what a "Packer Cut" is), as you've been advised, not two pieces.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 05:43 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Big George's BBQ View Post
How about Costoco. You will probably pay more from a butcher as the meat should be fresher. What kind of meat- CAB, choice etc
My local Costco only sells trimmed flats, bigger ones usually about 6 lbs. I have heard the local Wal-Mart sells packers though, have not checked them out yet.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #22
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My local Costco, Sams and Walmarts (multiple in the area) only seem to have untrimmed flats. Restraunt Depot is the only place in St. Louis I've seen whole packers. While in Evansville visiting the inlaws their Wally World had whole packers. Go figure.
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