This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Texas A&M Rosenthal Meat Center?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Texas A&M Rosenthal Meat Center?

    Hey all,

    For those of us in Texas, has anyone picked up meat from Texas A&M's Rosenthal Meat Center? https://agrilife.org/rosenthal/price-list/

    They are the premier Meat Science program in Texas (although Texas Tech would almost certainly dispute that).

    I watched their videos. They're fascinating. Between Rosenthal and Bearded Butchers, I've upped my meat cutting knowledge tremendously during the past few months.


      I used to buy there all the time when I was in college and even ate lunch there - they had sausage wraps that we would microwave. I try to stop in when I pass through town. Back when I started college A&M had a creamery to process the milk from their teaching dairy farm. They made and sold ice cream at Rosenthal - it was better than Blue Bell! They have some great beef jerky and their pork chops have a hefty ring of fat around them, just the way I like them unlike grocery store pork chops that have about a 1/32" ring of fat - stupid health craze.


      • bschroe
        bschroe commented
        Editing a comment
        Going from undergrad at Clemson to grad school at A&M was a real disappointment when it set in that A&M didn't have a creamery and I had only been to Clemson's a couple times

      I stop by when we go visit our son at A&M. I for sure stock up on jerky, after that I just have to see what they have and what the prices are. I like thick steaks so the Cowboy Ribeye box is better than the dry aged prime ribeyes for the same price. The selection changes so if you have the complete list then they won’t have everything on it, they do have good sales usually at the end of the month to move stuff out so they can bring different stuff in. it’s all frozen so be prepared with a cooler if you’re going to take stuff home. We rented a condo with some friends last year for a game and I took my Jumbo Joe and cooked every night which made for a cheap weekend except for the tickets to the game.


        I would respectfully dispute that. Guns Up 😜


          Yea Tea Sip here but I have been in the enemy camp a few times. They do have an excellent meat science program up there. Hook 'em.


          • T-bone
            T-bone commented
            Editing a comment
            +1 - same here

          I occasionally drive up there to meet with some A&M System colleagues, but have yet to go by the Meat Center/store, which is why I asked. College Station is a nice two hour one-way drive (construction on Hwy 290 not withstanding) from where I am.

          The campus to this day intimidates me. I still can't believe how huge it is. And A&M has its own airport. An airport. I want an airport at my university.

          The first time I saw Kyle field, my jaw dropped. I had never seen a stadium that big.


            As mentioned above, it's all frozen so be prepared. That's why I only went maybe once or twice a year when I was in grad school even though it was on my walk to the rec. Still the only reliable source of beef ribs in BCS, only other option is gamble on HEB or Readfield's having some that aren't cut short.

            Definitely not worth a four hour round trip on its own. Especially since you've already got Houston. But if you're already visiting TAMUS folx it's worth planning into your schedule at least once.

            Their outreach program does look fabulous, wish I had the dough (or tried to persuade my advisor) to pay for one of the classes.


              Aggie dad and granddad here. Thanks for the tip. I will definitely alert my son (a frequent visitor) and two granddaughters (currently enrolled), in case they don't know already.

              My older granddaughter will graduate in the spring and will be going to optometry school in Memphis. My son and I will definitely be visiting her and just might find time to hit a few BBQ joints for a family meat-up.


                That was one of 2 places I shopped when I was in grad school there.... only bc they didn't sell beer.



                No announcement yet.
                Rubs Promo


                These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                kamado grill
                Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

                Click here for our article on this exciting cooker


                Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                Click here to order.

                GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The InfraredZone

                GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

                Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

                The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                Click here for more about what makes this grill special

                Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

                Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

                The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

                Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

                Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

                3 burner gas grill

                The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                Click here to read ourcompletereview

                Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
                Click here for our review of this superb smoker