I will be cooking a few 5-6lb briskets, 2 turkeys(one deep fried), a few chickens, and some spareribs on saturday the 5th. Friday night I will brine the poultry and rub and wrap the brisket. My question is "how far out can I purchase the meat?" I went out looking at prices last night and decided on buying from the BJ's up the road. The butcher said they recieve deliveries thurs and saturday. I want to have the meat in my possession as soon as possible to relieve fear of not finding what I want, but I don't want to buy too early. Is Saturday too early? I am going with cryo packed brisket and ribs and don't want to buy a frozen turkey. Let me know what the experienced men and women of this forum think. Thank you.