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Brisket Price??

BigABigA Posts: 1,157
edited 5:48AM in EggHead Forum
Ok, so i am about to do my first brisket and I went to the meat market and they told me it was $4.49 per/lb. Sounds expensive to me or is this the price on these things??


  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    That seems a little high. My Sams has them for $3.79. Brisket prices should be coming down soon.

  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    never thought of going to Sam's, I guess i have never bought meat there. Is that a good place to buy and the quality of the meat is pretty good?
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Mine is, most of it is Angus Choice.

  • I have found that Sam's has the best price on Salmon and baby back ribs. Quality too.
  • mattrappmattrapp Posts: 107
    The meat at our Sam's is far better than what is available anywhere else around us. It is unadulterated with no "moisture added" and the prices are far better. Brisket here is $2.28/#
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,227
    I don't think I've ever had brisket. Is it worth trying a cook with it?
  • OMG, It is in my opinion one of the finest of the classic smoked meats! It is also my nemesis. I have never been able to do a good one yet in my old electric smoker, I"m so looking forward to trying it in the egg once I get the hang of it and get it seasoned!
  • QCA EggerQCA Egger Posts: 34
    I just paid $2.18/lb at Sam's.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,778
    Where I live, No. Indiana, BBQ has always meant pork ribs. About 15 years ago, I met a fellow from K.C., and he was astounded that I had never had brisket (as BBQ.) He was even more astounded to learn that it was a special order at the local markets.

    He got one, and was skilled enough that he made a really fine brisket just in a pit he dug in his back yard.

    Briskets are now somewhat common, although the quality is not always the highest. I've gradually gotten to make some passable brisket with the Egg. Each time it gets a little closer to the wonderful essence of beef flavor it should be, and a little less tough and or dry.
  • Absolutely. It's become one of my favorite cooks, though living in the northeast, it's a crapshoot as to whether I can find a decent sized one when I want it. If you can find it at all around here it's usually only sold in 2-3 lb chunks of the flat, which is not really usable for our purposes.

    Here's a link to a writeup I did on our blog of a really good brisket I made last summer, to give you an idea of what it's like and how to cook it. Definitely worth a try.


  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,413
    Here in the Lancaster, PA, area there are 2 markets where I buy brisket.

    If I want a flat, I go to Stauffers where it usually sells for $2.49/lb. For some reason, the meat manager can't get packer briskets.

    If I want a packer cut brisket,I go to Shady Maple where they are usually $1.99/lb.

    Costco also has flats but they are more expensive.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    i wish i could find it for 1.99, just picked mine up for 4.49 and i checked at all of the markets today and they are all with in 10 cents of each other.
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