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  • pkadare
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 977
    • Bobcaygeon, Ontario
    • My gear:
      22 Weber Kettle
      Napoleon PRO Charcoal Kettle Grill
      Broil King Keg
      Traeger Pro 34
      Napoleon Prestige Pro 500
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Blackstone Range Combo Griddle

    Covid-19 Essential Shopping

    Cargill, whose processing plant in Calgary and which accounts for 40% of the beef processed for the Canadian market is running at a reduced capacity due to sick workers so it looks like beef prices will go up sharply. Fortunately Foodland, one of the 2 grocery stores in our small little town is running a special on Canada AAA strip loins this week. Stopped in yesterday and talked to my friendly neighbourhood butcher at Foodland and ordered 12 of these beauties cut 2" thick. I think I'm the only one in town that really knows anything about meat and who asks for custom cuts all of the time. Can't blame them because the standard cuts they put out on the shelves sell, but I think they really like dealing with me. :-) All 12 are currently dry brining overnight, then vacuum seal and into the freezer. First warm day a couple of these are going on the grill!

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  • Dewesq55
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2158
    • The Poconos, NEPA
    • Smoker:
      Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
      Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
      Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

      Gas Grill:
      BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

      Charcoal Grill:
      Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

      Thermometer:​​​​​​
      Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
      Fireboard 1st Generation
      ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
      Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
      2 Maverick 733
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
      ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
      Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

      Miscellaneous:
      Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
      Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

      Favorite Beer:
      Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

      Favorite Spirit:
      Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

      Favorite Wine:
      Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

      Favorite Meat(s):
      Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
      Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
      Beef Ribeye steak

      Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
      Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

      Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
      Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

      Disqus ID:
      David E. Waterbury

    #2
    Those look fantastic. I love a really thick steak, but I almost never get one. Even when I cut them myself, I tend to go for the extra steak or 2 @ 1.5". But I should definitely do them 2" the next time.

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    • Huskee
      Administrator
      • May 2014
      • 15578
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
        • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
        • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
        • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

        Thermometers
        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
        • (7) Maverick ET-732s
        • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
        • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
        • Thermapen MkII, orange
        • ThermoPop, yellow
        • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
        • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
        • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
        • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

        Accessories
        • Instant Pot 6qt
        • Anova Bluetooth SV
        • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
        • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
        • BBQ Dragon
        • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
        • Weber grill topper
        • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
        • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

        Beverages
        • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
        • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
        • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

        About me
        Real name: Aaron
        Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

        Occupation:
        • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

      #3
      Beautiful!

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      • Ahumadora
        Club Member
        • Oct 2015
        • 2174
        • Warkworth, New Zealand

        #4
        Just got back from the butchers. Found these nice looking bife anchos for about $1.50 lb, so bought 15 lbs of them along with a full rack of pork ribs, roast beef , pork shoulder and flank steak. About 25 kilos of meat. Freezer is lookin healthy. (Still have 1 1/2 boxes of chickens under the meat).
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        • Steve R.
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 2505
          • Elizabethtown, KY
          • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

          #5
          Well, what butcher wouldn't like dealing with somebody who buys 12 2" thick steaks?

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          • pkadare
            pkadare commented
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            They also give me all of the free beef and pork fat I want. :-)
        • smokin fool
          Club Member
          • Apr 2019
          • 2249
          • Mississauga, Ont

          #6
          NO such luck over here in Miseryissauga.
          Its well over an hour or more to get into the local Walmart or Superstore and three times that to get out again.
          Metro is 10-15 mins for line ups only because of they're higher prices for most products and people won't/can't afford to shop there.
          Especially for beef, I don't even look anymore, its almost a choice between a new car or a round roast.
          Metro has one butcher that is extremely helpful if you want something cut, the other guys look at you like you have something growing out of your forehead.
          Picked up a pork shoulder and some chops on sale yesterday along with some other on sale items. No beef.
          Its weekday shopping here, the weekends are line up bedlam.

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          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            pkadare ….trade ya....

          • pkadare
            pkadare commented
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            I'm good, thanks though. I've already done my time in Mississauga. :-)

          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            Hmmm, what can I throw in to sweeten the deal....
            All kidding aside I am envious.
            If you told me I had an hour to get packed and move there, I wouldn't need 54 of them.
            Stay safe.
        • mountainsmoker
          Banned Former Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 1846
          • Bryson City, NC

          #7
          Those look nice. I try to keep our freezer stocked with a full load of beef, pork, some lamb, sausage and fish. It is a 21 cubic ft upright and I keep it at -10. Had to restock some hamburger this week. No problem getting 5lbs of good chuck at Walmart.

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          • DiverDriver
            Club Member
            • May 2019
            • 277
            • Fort Wayne Indiana

            #8
            90% of my protein comes from a small pasture raised farmer. I am hopeful this CV19 makes us rethink factory farms and processing. My poor farmer has to go many miles to process as many butchers went broke from industrial processing. USDA SUCKS!

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            • HouseHomey
              Club Member
              • May 2016
              • 5566
              • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
              • Equipment
                Primo Oval xl

                Slow n Sear (two)
                Drip n Griddle
                22" Weber Kettle
                26" Weber Kettle one touch
                Blackstone 36” Pro Series
                Sous vide machine
                Kitchen Aid
                Meat grinder
                sausage stuffer
                5 Crock Pots
                Akootrimonts
                Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
                cast iron pans,
                Dutch ovens
                Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
                The help and preferences
                1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
                KBB
                FOGO
                A 9 year old princess foster child
                Patience and old patio furniture
                "Baby Girl" The cat

                Erik S.

              #9
              That has cast iron written all over it for me. I couldn’t wait. You are a better man than me sir!

              free fat.... nice!!

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              • pkadare
                Club Member
                • Jun 2019
                • 977
                • Bobcaygeon, Ontario
                • My gear:
                  22 Weber Kettle
                  Napoleon PRO Charcoal Kettle Grill
                  Broil King Keg
                  Traeger Pro 34
                  Napoleon Prestige Pro 500
                  Pit Barrel Cooker
                  Blackstone Range Combo Griddle

                #10
                Just got the e-flyer for Sobey's which is part of the same chain as Foodland, though higher end and they have the same AAA strip loins on this week for $4 less a pound than the one's I picked up at Foodland. Placing an order for another dozen 2" this morning. :-)

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                • smokin fool
                  smokin fool commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Read an article about that Cargill plant, more employee's tested positive and one employee death now.
                  From what I understood the plant has been closed temporarily.

                • pkadare
                  pkadare commented
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                  smokin fool - Cargill has indeed been closed and there is another big one in Alberta, JBS that has an outbreak with one employee dead. Together, those 2 plants account for about 70% of the beef processed for the Canadian market. If you want beef from any where other than a local farm, now is the time to stock up.

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