Edited by Mauser - 4/12/16 at 8:18pm
Man, did I score big today!! One of our local stores had a bunch of surplus packer briskets they didn't sell for St Paddys, so they just put them on sale for $1.99 lb until gone. I scored 5 of them! Now when I lived in Texas, that was a pretty standard price, but up here, we were paying damn near $7 a pound for brisket last year, with absolutely no holiday sales, so finding some at $2 a pound is striking the mother lode!!!! Sure glad I had freezer space.
That's as good a price as I've seen this year...nice find! Last Fall, Mrs. Red stumbled upon choice brisket for $1 a lb...but she only picked up 3 of them! Those 3 are long gone, and now I'm looking for sales again.
Mauser, your location says N.M. mountains...if you don't mind saying, where exactly? I once lived on Vermejo Park Ranch for a couple of years. About 45 miles west of Raton in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Sure pretty country...
I've never been through that part of the state...always heard it was pretty down that way...
Costco has been my best brisket source so far. Prime-grade packers at my closest store are $3.29/lb. Sometimes Super Walmart has choice for around $3/lb, but I'll spend the extra couple bucks for the prime if possible.
That is in response to censorship and tiny minds of some individual(s) on this site. I posted a rather lighthearted rant about a serious subject - how the fools at Texas A&M have completely destroyed the jalapeño for all of us; it is virtually impossible to buy a real one anymore. Obviously I upset someone, and Zippy's response was to totally delete the post without even communicating with me in any way. I do not accept that type of fascist behavior.
I do not know if anything I post has any value, but I DO know that I do not want my words or thoughts associated with any site that welcomes Zippy the Pinhead or Little Hitler as a moderator.
$3.99 a lb. is standard here. Sale price is around $3.29 my connection who works for a restaurant supply company called me the other day and said I have some briskets that are close to freeze date and wanted to know if I wanted one at $2.69 a lb. I said I will take a case! Too late other employees jumped on the rest so only one available
So he stopped by the house with it after he got off of work. A nice 14lb choice packer! Creekstone Farms no less!