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Brisket - Where can I get one around Baltimore, Washington or Annapolis for around $2.00 a pound ?

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ANYBODY ???  I see all these $1.98 stuff you guys buy and I want some. Smoke house around here selling it cooked for $11 a pound (KBQ).

 

thanks

post #2 of 14

I don't know what store chains are in your area...my source for packers is Sam's Club or Walmart Supercenter...was 1.88/lb @ Sam's until a few months back...now it's 1.98, but Walmart is 2.29 reg, and sometimes on sale for 1.88. Center cuts (trimmed flat cut) @ Walmart are reg 3.44/lb, Sam's are 3.29 (if I remember correctly).

 

Maybe if you can't find a reasonably priced source locally, you can wait until you have a day trip planned and bring a cooler to ice-down and fill with packers to take home? That's what we do about 3 times a year.

 

Happy brisket hunting!

 

Eric

post #3 of 14

Walmart

post #4 of 14

The BJs in Columbia has them, but cost is more like $3 or $4 per pound.  I've not been tempted.  Their prices on pork butts are pretty good compared to grocery stores -- $1.49 or so.

post #5 of 14

I always get mine at Sams club or Walmart.

post #6 of 14

ditto here for Walmart - In Virginia they normally have the full packer for $1.98 a pound. I will sometimes get it from Costco for $1.88 however from I've found it's hit or miss (quality wise) from Costco

post #7 of 14

What is meant by "full packer"?  The prices being quoted here on them seem well less than the prices on brisket that I have seen in BJs (cryovac).

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Originally Posted by dale5351 View Post

What is meant by "full packer"?  The prices being quoted here on them seem well less than the prices on brisket that I have seen in BJs (cryovac).



Full packer is the flat/point intact and un-trimmed. About 1/3 of a packer is fat-cap and fat inbetween the two muscles. You're paying for trimming off fat etc. when you buy a center cut (trimmed flat)...but without the point, you get no burnt ends

 

Eric

post #9 of 14

Safeway has the flats on sale every so often for a dollar something

post #10 of 14

Having spent the best part of the last 10 years in Annapolis, I can tell you the DC "pricing area" extends there. Nothing in a grocery store is reasonably priced, not even neck bones.

post #11 of 14

I'll be doing my first Brisket tomorrow.  Picked up a 13 pounder from Restaurant depot yesterday.  $2.04/lb  Full Packer.  Beats the crap out of grocery store prices.

 

If you know a restaurant owner with a membership, I'd suggest you borrow their card!

 

http://www.restaurantdepot.com/Misc/Storedtl.aspx?Id=125

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

Went by the Walmart in Severn. They had packers for $2. Looks like a lot of fat on there, like 1/2" thick. Well at least I know where to buy, now just got to study up on the how to. 

 

That Restaurant Depot would be field day for me. Too bad I don't have the credentials. Maybe I could hang out in front like an underage kid in front of the liquor store.

post #13 of 14

I just got a 12.69 lp packer from Cash & Carry for $2.02 very nice Q'ed up tender & juicy, I was very happy.

post #14 of 14

I was in SysCo today.  It is a restaurant supply store open to the public.  Location is US route 1, south of route 100 by less than a mile -- on the right heading south, next to a flea market.  They have lots of good things and are worth putting on your radar if you live anywhere close by.  Today, I spotted what looks like the guys here are calling a packer brisket priced at $2.09 per pound.  They did not have weights on them, but I'd guess well more than 10 pounds.  Had a *lot* of fat on it, especially at the wider end.

 

Hope that helps.

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