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No brisket for henapple

henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
Stopped yesterday to look at the briskets. Publix... $6.57 lb. I actually called the butcher out and asked him if they were joking.

Kroger has bb on sale and St Louis ribs. I've got 35 lbs going on tomorrow and ribs tonight.

I love the town I live in, it's home. Unfortunately you can't find anything here. I looked at a tri-tip... Looked like a swollen flank steak. Love my butcher but can't refinance my house to buy there very often. I might open an international market.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    Try buying them online... That's a crazy price for brisket
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,175
    That's  insane.  Costco or Sam's  nearby? Seafood  is pretty good  and some folks like the meats.  

    Open the market...  But groceries from Nashville don't count as international. =)

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,521
    Quit bitching and move to Texas... Or Maryland. 5.99/lb is the highest I've seen it.
  • yogi84yogi84 Posts: 171
    the highest I've seen it is 2.99
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    caliking said:

    That's  insane.  Costco or Sam's  nearby? Seafood  is pretty good  and some folks like the meats.  


    Open the market...  But groceries from Nashville don't count as international. =)

    Sam's.. My experience is their meat it full of water and tends to be dry. If I didn't live here, which I love, I'd move to central TX... Or between Austin and New Braunfels. I might move next to @Mickey.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,333
    @yogi84, where do you live?  
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,521
    Find a Costco or RD.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,904
    Has anyone found reasonable online briskets? Most of the ones I have found are extremely pricey.
    Greensboro, NC
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,521
    Wolfpack said:

    Has anyone found reasonable online briskets? Most of the ones I have found are extremely pricey.

    I've see good prices on brisket. It's the shipping that kills you. Generally prime or Waygu.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,864

    "Stopped yesterday to look at the briskets. Publix... $6.57 lb. I actually called the butcher out and asked him if they were joking."

     

    I know I speak for the rest of us when I express thanks to @henapple for doing the monetary exahange back to US currency.  We all know that in his head he saw that price and did some serious cipherin....  $6.57/pound..... PBR is $9 for a 12 pack...  (fingers moving) ...carry the 2.... (long pause) .... THAT'S ALMOST 9 PBRs FOR EVERY POUND OF BRISKET!!!

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,463
    Tony you come on down. I am the least handy person in Texas and you seem to be super handy. Hell, we will make a team.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    @Foghorn.... I used my calculator
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,560
    edited November 2013
    Murfreesboro is growing, but one has to wait for corporate vultures to swoop in. It's all about the demographics and how many of who will shop how often and how much. Meanwhile go to the clay pit and get one or tow plates of their shiesh kabobs. Fu#%^*g fabulous.

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  • yogi84yogi84 Posts: 171
    @botch new mexico
  • My butcher is the same way. Very expensive. I'm actually going to go for a Brisket at Walmart. I their prices are around $3.00/pound
    Mark Annville, PA
  • I buy lots of meat at SAMs and have very good results. Briskets are now prime grade and go for around 2.35/lb. picking one up tomorrow so I'll let you know
    NW IA
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 3,023
    Restaurant Depot in Atlanta sells USDA Choice packers for around $2.80 a pound. 
                                                                        
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,279
    Was just at my Walmart. They have one with a sell by date of tomorrow marked down to $1.67/lb. Its just under 9lbs. I don't have an occasion for it, but for less than $15 I'm thinking about picking it up.
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  • DMW said:

    Was just at my Walmart. They have one with a sell by date of tomorrow marked down to $1.67/lb. Its just under 9lbs. I don't have an occasion for it, but for less than $15 I'm thinking about picking it up.

    I'd freeze that bad boy.

    Mark Annville, PA
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,279
    Just went and picked it up. Excel Choice. Really bendy, looks like it might have shrunk in the package, does that sound right?
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    DMW said:
    Just went and picked it up. Excel Choice. Really bendy, looks like it might have shrunk in the package, does that sound right?
    Don't think they shrink... most likely the vac sealing wasn't done right or completely. Give it the smell test before using
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    maybe you could roll around during your travels with a ice chest and pick up meat instead of lump?  I'm sure some place you visit prices meat fairly.  Just a thought...
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • DMW said:
    Just went and picked it up. Excel Choice. Really bendy, looks like it might have shrunk in the package, does that sound right?
    It's been repacked. not the end of the world but make sure it smells ok. If it does, you are good to go. 


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  • henapple said:
    Stopped yesterday to look at the briskets. Publix... $6.57 lb. I actually called the butcher out and asked him if they were joking. Kroger has bb on sale and St Louis ribs. I've got 35 lbs going on tomorrow and ribs tonight. I love the town I live in, it's home. Unfortunately you can't find anything here. I looked at a tri-tip... Looked like a swollen flank steak. Love my butcher but can't refinance my house to buy there very often. I might open an international market.
    I take that over the local $9.99+/lb brisket (and a whole brisket is a special order ><)
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,518
    @henapple  do you ever use Tag's Meat Market in the 'Boro?  Just wondering, I've heard both good and bad.
    In Manchester, TN
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    I do sometimes. Great products but expensive unless you buy the loaf. I ordered my free range turkey from them. Mike seems like a good guy. Usually buy there on special occasions. They can get cuts stores can't or won't.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    Where are you?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,518
    Manchester.  I have bought a whole NY strip from them before which was very good.  My parents bought some steak and didn't think it was very good quality.  
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,518
    May have been the cook more than the meat though, he only has a gasser...
    In Manchester, TN
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    I bought a whole filet... Excellent. We've got to get together. You tried Ozark Oak?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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