what do you pay

Discussion in 'Beef' started by minn.bill, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    for brisket?was in the store today just lookingand was a bit surprised at the price. never done one before but its getting close. packer brisketwas about 1.88 pnd and the flat alone was almost 4 do most smokers do the packer or the flat?later bill[​IMG]
     
  2. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Packers only for me. $1.88lb is not too bad!! Most Ive paid was $1.99lb, and the least was $.88lb.
     
  3. caiguar

    caiguar Fire Starter

    I found that in cotsco you can get the lb for about 1.55 or something around there. Almost everywhere else i've looked they have it at 1.99
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    minn.bill
    We purchase brisket and pork butts at SAM's Club by the case for a discount. The prices flucuate like gasoline; but that is what we have found to be the lowest prices.
     
  5. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i would be willing to pay 1.99lb.... 5.99/lb here for brisket, yes i said 5.99 a pound..lol

    brisket cost just as much as steak locally
     
  6. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here too. First time I went to buy a brisket here I came unglued. 4.99/lb ??? Are you kidding me. We are talking about brisket right? Not Filets? Oh the filets are 9.99/lb. Kiss my a$$. You guys can keep it.

    That was almost word for word what took place.
     
  7. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go to Costco. I get all my meat there. There's a $5 a lb difference in NY Strips vs. King Soopers.

    Plus, I think the cuts on NY Strips and Briskets are much better at Costco. I never bought a brisket at KS just because I couldn't find the right cut or weight. Frankly, I can't remember what I pay per lb for a brisket there. I do know it's the cheapest place I can get it though.

    CostCo is great for chicken as well.
     
  8. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The one on Wadsworth?? I may have to re-up my membership just for meats :)

    Thanks.
     
  9. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's the one....well worth it IMO
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sam;s Club here has the packers for under $2.00 a pound. Seems like the last time I looked, they were $1.48. Keith
     
  11. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Packers at Wally World here in south Florida are running $ 1.67, bought all 4 that were in the display case.
     
  12. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    I use a local butcher who hooks me up $1.89 lb after trimming for packers, and he does all the trimming. (I havent bought less than two cases at one time from him) Other than that can catch them during the summer at local super market for as low as $.99 (untrimmed.

    Lawdog
     
  13. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I want to move!!!!! If I'm lucky once in a while I'll find a brisket, and it'll never be a packer just the flat. And that will set me back around 5.00 lb.
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah.......i don't understand the difference in price between the packers and the flat.........packers bout 1.50-170/lb here.......but flats 4.99lb...........makes NO sense..........
     
  15. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a question for you, what is the difference between a packer and a flat besides price? Is it more of a roast cut vs. a flat cut?
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    a packer has two parts........the point and the flat.......you see that in corned beef......either points or flats

    a packer has em both........you can use the flat to make pastrami.......jerky........or smoke it and make sandwiches outta it

    the points, you can either pull, or make burnt ends......which is my fav.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...earchid=141848
     
  17. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  18. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sam's always has full packers for $1.48 here in Houston. I miss Costco though, I always thought it was a better store. The only one here is way across town.
    Jimbo
     
  19. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    I pay 1.68 for packer at Wal-Mart.
     
  20. jarhead1963

    jarhead1963 Fire Starter

    Packers for me also.The one I just took out of the freezer for Daytona was 1.47 at Wal-Mart.
     

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