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Big Cooks, How Often?

jlsmjlsm Posts: 972
How often do you guys cook butts and briskets? I almost always reserve butts for parties, cooking maybe twice a year (can't serve the same thing each time). I do briskets just twice a year, too. Just can't eat that fatty meat too often. Now ribs ... that's another story. Probably once a month. 
Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia


    In the spring/summer/fall I do at least one a month.   Generally I do butt just because the butchers are too proud of briskets up here.....over $5 a lb for a brisket is just too much considering it's a lousy cut. My $.02
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,794
    I'm try to go 1/month for butts and sometimes ribs. Brisket 2-3 times in the summer. Maybe if I can get packers I'd do more.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,515
    Do turkeys about 4 a year and butts about the same. Never done a brisket on egg ( live in Texas, go figure).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    We probably do a butt once every two weeks -- it can be served in different ways to make a meal very different.  Brisket -- maybe once a month because i don't think it is near as good as pork butt!  I probably do four or five big cooks, for groups each year -- 30 to 75 peole, sometimes more, and i usually do butts as it is requested regularly....
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,492
    Ribs are about once a month.  Pork butt is once a month during football season, probably every other month in the off season. Only done brisket 4 or 5 times including today's attempt. Biggest cooks of the year are for my buddy's daughter's birthday in April which is typically 55-75 people, then 4th of July, then Super Bowl.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,285
    Brisket (flats only...) about every 4-6 weeks.  Butts around the same frequency.  Pulled beef every 6-8 weeks.  Off weeks, ribs or chix and the occasional salmon.  And my cholesterol is just fine-moderated by the supervisory adult beverages for sure. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
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