Prime Rib pricing?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ak1, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi everyone, 

    With all this discussion lately about prime rib, I'm wondering what kind of price people are paying in various parts of Canada & the US.

    Lately it's been on sale locally for $3.99 lb in my area, but I opened up the paper & saw this;

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  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dang I need to shop up there its on sale for 5.99 here right now
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fill up your freezer!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    AK1,

    You gotta be kidding me!

    Do you have a pickup truck & a couple freezers???---$1.99 ????----WOW!

    They had Choice Standing Rib Roasts on sale here again for $5.99.

    That equals the lowest I had seen it here for years.

    I bought 23 pounds.

    Then the following week they dropped it to $4.99.

    I feel like I lost $23 in a week in the Commodities Market !!!

    Bear
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Albertsons just ran a special here in the San Diego area for $3.77 with a coupon so I bought a couple
     
  6. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    you cant get round steak for that price around here

    even select rib is usually 4.99 at the cheepest.

    even if the grade is select that is a bargain
     
  7. iso

    iso Smoke Blower

    I'd be very suspicious that this is in fact "Prime" grade rib roast. The advertisment does not state that this is a CBGA or USDA prime graded only that it is "Prime Rib Roast".
     
  8. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    How much were the "smoked spare ribs"?
     
  9. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ak1, I'll Make you a deal, I'll send you some rub for a piece of that Prime rib after you have smoked it and I'll let you know what I thought of the meat for that price. 
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


     Since he's in Canada it would surprise me to see it marked USDA  [​IMG]   [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  11. iso

    iso Smoke Blower

    With all due resepct, unless it was imported back from the US. It should at least be marked as CBGA graded though. Grading is probably voluntary like it is in the US allowing vendors to claim just about anything as Prime. I am saying that the price does not match the claimed grade.
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    With the value of the dollar they prolly imported the meat from here [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  13. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    This will not be the first nor the last time to tell you, ISO, that prime in ribs has nothing to do with grade. It is the bone count, back to front that determines prime from standing. Think primary numbers.

    There is plenty of US beef sold in Canada, usually select and never prime.
     
  14. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It doesn't have to be prime grade to be called prime rib. 

    Prime Rib is another name for a standing rib roast.
     
     
  15. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ribs were $2.99.
     
  16. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    $4.99 here in northern OK 
     
  17. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    5.99 here
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    The "Standing rib roasts" that we (John Doe & Joe Jones) can buy at the store are pretty much never actually "Prime Rib".

    It's pretty much accepted fact, so much that we all got into the habit of calling any standing rib roast "Prime Rib".

    Even some stores are going as far as calling it "Prime Rib", when it really isn't.

    Most of what we all buy are either "Choice" or "Select".

    The ones I get are "Choice", but if you make them the way AK1, Pineywoods, Squirrel, myself, and a whole bunch of other guys on this forum make them, they are much better than any real actual "Prime Rib" ever made in any restaurant. 

    So I guess if ours are better tasting than the real "Prime Rib", we should certainly be allowed to call them that (right or wrong).

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    Bear
     
  19. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Darko, your minimum wage must be over $10.00 an hour. 
     
  20. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Those T-Bone Steaks at 2.99 would be very tempting too
     

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