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Where to buy butcher's twine?

Mole351Mole351 Posts: 110
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
does Wal-Mart have it?  hoping I don't have to go to a specialty store or order online.

assuming it has to be butcher's twine to tie meat with when cooking...can't be any type of twine?

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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    wegmens 

    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Anywhere that sells food processing equipment and seasonings should keep it in stock. You may also want to try a restaurant store.
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    You can use any cotton twine, which is what butchers twine is....Walmart or any supermarket should have butchers twine.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,284
    What about tie wraps?
  • Mole351Mole351 Posts: 110
    Had some at Williams Sonoma...though I'm certain I paid top dollar. Awe well. Thanks all.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,338
    Tie wraps work, as long as you don't melt them.  They're not as sexy as string.  Unless you're into plastic.
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  • I usually just ask my butcher at Publix, he usually has extra and just gives it to me.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,338
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Probably could use good ole' kite string
  • Mole351Mole351 Posts: 110

    Ha - that's great. I'd already done that and wasn't hittin on much in the way of places I could just go pick it up...so I came here. Only place online that showed it in stock was Williams Sonoma - hence the reason I went there. How do you do that pic/link? Gotta learn how to that.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,338
    Sorry, couldn't help myself.  (you know I'm messin' wif ya).  I'm on Skype with a bunch of developers all over the country and we pull this one every once and a while.  Shenanigan central.

    It's lmgtfy.com  (Let Me Google That For You .com)

    Then obfuscate your link with the "short" link.  Then paste the url.


    >:)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,024
    Mole351 said:




    Ha - that's great. I'd already done that and wasn't hittin on much in the way of places I could just go pick it up...so I came here. Only place online that showed it in stock was Williams Sonoma - hence the reason I went there.

    How do you do that pic/link? Gotta learn how to that.
    Don't know what he used, but Jing software and a screencast.com account will do it. Easy and free.

    Mark Annville, PA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,338
    Yeah, it's free.  No acct necessary.  It all originates from, I think, help desks and support people, and blogs, etc.

    Here ya go:

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RTFM


    :))
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • I bought some at Wal-mart last year from the hardware dept.  It is all cotton and I think it was under $2.

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Sorry, couldn't help myself.  (you know I'm messin' wif ya).  I'm on Skype with a bunch of developers all over the country and we pull this one every once and a while.  Shenanigan central.

    It's lmgtfy.com  (Let Me Google That For You .com)

    Then obfuscate your link with the "short" link.  Then paste the url.

    Gotta love lmgtfy.com  I use it with coworkers all the time.  
    >:)

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Any all cotton twine will work.  Be careful, as some 'household' twines are cotton/polyester mix.  
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • njlnjl Posts: 826

    Any all cotton twine will work.  Be careful, as some 'household' twines are cotton/polyester mix.  
    You gotta read the fine print too...because some will say cotton string in big print, and then in the fine print say that they may actually contain polyester.
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,050
    I got mine at Menards. All cotton no die/ color added.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • JGIFFORDJGIFFORD Posts: 50
    BED BATH & BEYOND.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    true butcher's twine is better than just cotton string.  used to be slightly wzxed, or linen cord, which didn't have fuzzy fibers.  that's harder to find these days.

    the standard typical cotton can stick to the meat, and leave fuxx being or pull meat away when you remove the string.  most times that may not ba an issue.  but if you hang meat for any length of time to dry (liken pancetta), it's not ideal.  don't tie your roasts too tightly, because that helps keep the stuff from sticking too.

    it ain't all the same, but it ain't easy to get the truly better stuff, so you gotta just make do with the cotton crap
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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