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Brisket Deal

Stopped by Walmart yesterday and walked by the packer briskets. There was 1 left that was 2 days from the sell by date. I ended up getting a 14 pound select packer for $20. Price was $2.09/ pound. I saved $12 off of the regular price.
Mark Annville, PA

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    So this is what Cen-tex was talking about in his anti-franklin rant! I'd be cooking them every week at that price.
    Dunedin, FL
  • pescadorzihpescadorzih Posts: 859
    Several months ago at our local WM they were $2.38/# for choice packers. Now they are $2.98/#. I will still get one for that price once it warms up outside for an overnight cook.
    SE PA
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,392
    Kind of hit or miss for me with Select on brisket.  But that's a great price.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    @yzzi cen was referring to when he could get choice or above for $2.49. Due to the brisket boom in Austin, that's now nearly $5#...even for select.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I'll say it agian just for fun.

    I get choice brisket for $2 all year long.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,392
    There's a flesh eating organism driving up beef prices.  I think it's called H. sapiens.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058

    I'll say it agian just for fun.

    I get choice brisket for $2 all year long.

    What are you saying again travis? Not too clear
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,018
    Do you have a Costco locally? 2.89 for prime.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    caliking said:

    Do you have a Costco locally? 2.89 for prime.

    That's not everywhere though...select markets. San Antonio Costco locations don't get prime briskets. If sure that's the same for other locations. You're luck sir!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,018
    You got a helluva deal though. Saved almost 40 percent. Good news no matter how you slice it (pun intended)

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,986
    The brisket I had today was 15.18 per pound. Then again, John Lewis cooked it.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    Other than the butcher shop at absurd prices, Walmart is the only place nearby that sells packers. My costco only sells flats. I could go to Shady Maple but I don't have time to get down there. @travisstrick‌ this is south central PA, not Texas. I'll take what I can get.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,535
    @Eggcelsior-how does it compare to others you have cooked/enjoyed??
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,338

    Other than the butcher shop at absurd prices, Walmart is the only place nearby that sells packers. My costco only sells flats. I could go to Shady Maple but I don't have time to get down there. @travisstrick‌ this is south central PA, not Texas. I'll take what I can get.

    IMHO Shady's briskets aren't any better than the Excel Choice at Walmart. Every time I'm at Wally World I check to see if they are marked down.
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  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 385
    I'm tired of reading these threads about reasonably priced brisket and just sent the following to Costco's customer support email.  Others in the NE might want to jump in.  Maybe a change.org petition too, or would that be overkill?  


    Please make full packer (12-15 pound) briskets available at warehouses in the Northeast.  I understand that these are regularly available at warehouses in the south and Texas - and usually for $3.00/lb or less.  Currently, only brisket flats are available, and even in the vac packs, they are usually 7 pounds or less.  Flats do not barbecue very well, since there's not enough mass or fat for long, low and slow cooking.

    We like smoked brisket in NY too and you even sell the ceramic cookers that make it so well!  Please provide the right brisket for us!

    Many thanks,

    Mamaroneck
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Mama, I'm right there with you. I will follow your lead with the Florida stores.
    Dunedin, FL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,535
    @Mama-hopefully you may get some traction as here in KY until a few weeks ago, I would only see packers (choice)  about three random weeks of the year.  Recently and for the past three weeks anyhow Costco has had prime packers for $2.99/#.  And yes their flats are $4.69/#.  Take the brisket and run!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    lousubcap said:
    @Eggcelsior-how does it compare to others you have cooked/enjoyed??
    From my understanding...the brisket they had was nothing like the brisket I enjoyed.  It was a tad over and didn't blow he or cen-tex away.  Dissapointed.  
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,535
    @cazzy-thanks for  the input and I did catch CT's summary on another post.  Just goes to show that even the anointed brisketeers can have an off day.  That said, their off is better than my best any day.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
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