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Old 11-18-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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First brisket... A few questions.

I've been around here for a while, but never done a brisket before. I've been out shopping around for a good brisket for this weekend, but I have no idea what is considered a good price. They seem to vary everywhere. I want a good price on a good piece of meat. Any suggestions, thoughts, ramblings, etc..?? Thanks in advance everyone.

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

I guess it all depends where you are. I pay $3.99 at a small, local market and I have to special order them. I can't find full packers anywhere else.

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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I guess it all depends where you are. I pay $3.99 at a small, local market and I have to special order them. I can't find full packers anywhere else.

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Very true... I just left Sam's Club and they were $3.60 lb for just the flat. They didn't have full packers like they use to. I'm heading to Walmart and Kroger next. Thanks again everyone.
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

I've found full packers at the Wal Mart, but not Sam's go figure. the last I remember they were like $1.99/lb, that was sometime this summer
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

Keep in mind that Walmart will have a decent price on Packers, BUT they will be Select Grade.

When getting flats from costco or sams, try to get them in the Cryovac and not already trimmed
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

I think Walmart has stopped selling full packer briskets they not had any up here in about 8 months. The only place I get them from now is Restruant Depot, at $2.24 lb.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

Walmart had full packers last night, but my timeframe for cooking is not long enough for a 18-20 pound brisket. I also checked all the other supermarkets around here and came up with nothing. I am going to head back to Sam's club after work to get a 7 pound Angus flat. I did a full circle, but I have learned a lot. I even spoke with a lot of local butchers this morning, too. I'm stoked to try my first brisket...!!!!! Thanks again everyone.
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

flats are easy....

cook at 225-250 til the internal temp hits 170, foil, put back on til it hits 195-200, (probes like butter) wrap again & put into warm cooler for 2 hours, slice across the grain.
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Re: First brisket... A few questions.

I was at a Sam's club last night and the case price was $1.69.
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I was at a Sam's club last night and the case price was $1.69.
How much is in a case..?? I know that is probably a stupid question.
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