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Grass Fed

Anyone cook grass fed very much? Every try a brisket? My local butcher has grass fed briskets from time to time and wanted to get the opinion of everyone before I drop the money on it.
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  • Don't do it. Way too lean. Waste of money.

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,253
    Agree with centex your better off getting and increase in grading for the extraordinary you spend on grass fed. Also has a slightly different flavor profile some don't like because its different than beef. Think hormone free chicken to franken-birds.
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  • I have had grass fed before (bought a portion of a cow), however, I did not get the brisket. I enjoy the flavor of grass fed. Cost wise the butcher sells briskets, grass fed, for $3.79 a pound. Not sure what you pay where you are, but that is basically the same price as grain fed up here in the NW.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,648
    I like grass fed burgers a lot, but I agree, the marbled fat in brisket makes all the difference and you just don't get as much of it with grass fed beef.
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  • ....listen to Centex......don't do it



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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,253
    I can't say I've price brisket but the butcher by my house sells prime ribeye about $17 a pound and his grass fed runs around $22.
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  • OK ok ok, I will trust the CT, don't want to flush my money down the tube... gosh... ;)
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  • OK ok ok, I will trust the CT, don't want to flush my money down the tube... gosh... ;)
    It's not as much about the money. It's a wasted cook. A brisket is a roast and a roast had better have a lot of fat if it's going to be good. Grass fed is notoriously lean (good for you, but bad for BBQ). I've done it...shoe leather 

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,258
    There is nothing wrong with grass fed beef. You just don't want flank, brisket or eye of round from it.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • There is nothing wrong with grass fed beef. You just don't want flank, brisket or eye of round from it.
    correct. I like grass fed steaks. I just have not had a good grass fed roast. Too lean



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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,258
    Most of ours is grass fed. Some corn but very little. Tough stuff sometimes

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I have cooked grass fed roasts in the crockpot, turned out great, except for one but the meat went bad for some reason on that one.
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  • Most of ours is grass fed. Some corn but very little. Tough stuff sometimes


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