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    Daddy Went Shopping Again...

    What gives you the BBQ bug more than any other meat? For me, its a Prime Brisket. They are a thing of beauty. However, you know that underneath that cryovac is a complex, tough, hard working muscle that must be coddled and kissed with smoke in order to make it a barked-up, clod of beefy Nirvana.
    I picked up this beaut today. A 15.11 LB Brisket from Costco. $3.89/ lb. I'm gonna give it 30 days in the fridge and throw it on the PBC. Already can't wait. Curious to hear from you guys.
    SMOKE ON!!!

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    Last edited by Spinaker; December 15, 2014, 01:51 PM.

    #2
    That's outrageously good!

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Matt, haha I was looking at your signature, Do you have a Caja China? The reason i ask is, I had a friend in college that made one and we used to have tailgate parties with that thing. Loved it. Did you make one or buy one? I think I might make one sometime in the near future.

    • mtford72
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      I do, and I made it. The classic mistake of why buy for 300 when you can build an inferior one for 500 and just two days intense labor? Glad I did it, it's great for big gatherings and just does a great job. Next time, I'm buying it!

    #3
    Great score! That's almost unheard of! Just let me know when you're cooking that bad boy and I'll bring the beer.

    A good sale on ribs gets me jazzed up. It's not often, but when they dip to 2.49 I get excited. I know, that price two years ago was expensive.... I bought a few racks with other groceries a few months ago and they mischarged me. I didn't notice until I was home, I was charged $1.99/lb for 4 racks of trimmed St Louis ribs. They were supposed to be on sale for $2.99. This is the same grocery store that charged me $.90 for a $9.00 bucket of deli fried chicken many years ago. Again It was with a bunch of other things so I didn't notice or honesty would've prevailed. (I like shopping there, wink).

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      You're more than welcome to join. It may take a lot of beer to wash that whole packer down!!!

    • Ray
      Ray commented
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      Wow! I need to know the address of your grocer, Huskee. Those deals are amazing!

    • FLBuckeye
      FLBuckeye commented
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      When I was in the restaurant business, I got a case of NY strips labeled turkey breast. The owner happened to be there and he paid the turkey price and took the strips. Bad karma

    #4
    Great deal, best i've done are porterhouses sold as T-bones, the filets are wider than the strips.

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    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      New butcher apprentice working in the back? That's a nice find too. Sometimes I find "Tbones" that look like a strip with a bone, little to no filet.

    #5
    I wish we had Prime in this town. I got two pretty good looking Selects and a Choice in the fridges. I need one more brisket for this weekend.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Texas is the last place I would think you would have trouble finding Prime brisket.

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      I was thinking the same Spinaker. Aren't there more cattle than people in TX?

    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      Not in this town. Maybe in Houston and the like, Prime would be readily available. In Lufkin, TX (1 hour from here) I saw some CAB for $8.99/lb. No thanks.

    #6
    I've not even seen a prime brisket around here. For whatever reason, this one meat market gets some CAB briskets for $4.99/lb (but Choice) - I just seldom know what to do with 13-14 lbs. But I'm doing one for a party this Friday. Otherwise, Costco is "down" to $6.49/lb for cryovac'd flats (when they have them) and $8.99/lb for those ugly trimmed ones

    I'm excited for a sale that starts on Wednesday at Shop-Rite with some Choice rib roasts for $5.99/lb (even though the ad is totally misleading: Choice grade prime rib roasts).

    I'd be really excited if I could find a decent source of tri-tips other than $8.99/lb at Trader Joe's.

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    • Deuce
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      I wish I had any source for a tri tip. No one here sells them, I need to find a good butcher who'll get me one. It's on my bucket list for the PBC with a vortex sear on the kettle.

    #7
    Columbia, Mo. Sams club had a price of $2.09/# for case price of IBP STL ribs. Case contain 9 slabs Cryovac packed. 44# case was$92 and change. Could not pass up.
    Stockdoc

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      #8
      Holy cow what a score!

      Last brisket I "scored" was an American wagyu for around $11/lb. But it was "bleeping" fantastic. Well worth the small fortune I paid for it.

      Fortunately, I have a kick ass butcher here in town that can get me anything. He is great!

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        #9
        For 11 bucks a pound he should paint your house. hehehehe

        J/K I know that a great price for what you got

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          #10
          The intramuscular fat in the flat is out of this world.....HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            #11
            I can describe my feelings in one word: schwing!

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              #12
              Wow - I might could find one of those at 1/3 the weight around here, but it would be just as expensive, maybe more (and probably CAB only - all we seem to see in these parts).

              Last one I picked up was 3.2 lbs @ $7.99 / lb.

              Does your butcher do mail order? LOL

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