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...are nearly impossible to find around me so I asked the manager of a small local butcher shop if he had them or could get them. He can get them, but he said that they don't sell well at his store so I may have to buy the whole case if I want them. He sent me a text saying that he could have them in a couple of days and he would sell them to me at his cost which is $3.79/lb. These are USDA choice, but no one around me sells them so I'm not sure if that's a good price or not and I'm also concerned that it may be a 50+lb. box of ribs. With the price of beef these days and the rarity of beef back ribs around me, I feel that it's a good price if they have some meat left on.

Let me know your thoughts.
 
...are nearly impossible to find around me so I asked the manager of a small local butcher shop if he had them or could get them. He can get them, but he said that they don't sell well at his store so I may have to buy the whole case if I want them. He sent me a text saying that he could have them in a couple of days and he would sell them to me at his cost which is $3.79/lb. These are USDA choice, but no one around me sells them so I'm not sure if that's a good price or not and I'm also concerned that it may be a 50+lb. box of ribs. With the price of beef these days and the rarity of beef back ribs around me, I feel that it's a good price if they have some meat left on.

Let me know your thoughts.


Can you text him back and ask him how many pounds is in a case?
 
I think $3.79 is a really good price, but it's a little scary "sight unseen", especially for a full case whatever that might be.
I'm guessing he knows what you're looking for and won't hurt you.
 
Can you text him back and ask him how many pounds is in a case?
When I first inquired about them, he said he thought that they came about 50 lbs. in a case.
I think $3.79 is a really good price, but it's a little scary "sight unseen", especially for a full case whatever that might be.
I'm guessing he knows what you're looking for and won't hurt you.
The sight unseen part is concerning for both of us as he hasn't had any in a long while. But yes, he knows me and my past when I worked in the meat department for Winn Dixie years ago. He knows that I know what I'm talking about and exactly what I'm wanting.
 
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Well $190 is cheaper than say ordering a brisket from Aaron Franklin and shipping it to New York HAHA! But if you have the freezer space.. it could be a good investment in yourself and what you like to eat? Otherwise, maybe pass on them and go to the next town/city and look there without making the large commitment
 
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These are delicious and super meaty. 2 racks to a pack at a great price for high quality beef.

Here's a pic of the 2 racks I have in my deep freeze
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These are delicious and super meaty. 2 racks to a pack at a great price for high quality beef.

Here's a pic of the 2 racks I have in my deep freezeView attachment 503935View attachment 503936
No shortage of meat on these ribsView attachment 503940
Thanks, Jake. I've actually looked at those and was very close to ordering some. Still might, thanks.
 
Thanks, Jake. I've actually looked at those and was very close to ordering some. Still might, thanks.
No problem bud. 24 bucks a rack is only slightly more than I was paying for far less quality before these. If you spend 150 you get free shipping.
 
I'm not sure if that's a good price or not and I'm also concerned that it may be a 50+lb. box of ribs

I don't know if you have friends that you could split the case with. That's what I typically do when ordering full case quantities from CPB.

These are delicious and super meaty. 2 racks to a pack at a great price for high quality beef.

Jake makes an excellent point. Those ribs are outstanding, very consistent, and at a reasonable price point for such excellent quality. Also, you don't have to buy a ton of them....sight unseen. They have become our absolute favorite around here, especially for Tracy. She LOVES those things.

Robert
 
I don't know if you have friends that you could split the case with. That's what I typically do when ordering full case quantities from CPB.

Robert

What is CPB? I've seen it mentioned a few times in the forums, but Google hasn't provided the answer. Is it an online meat seller, or something local/regional?

Thanks

Bird
 

These are delicious and super meaty. 2 racks to a pack at a great price for high quality beef.

Here's a pic of the 2 racks I have in my deep freezeView attachment 503935View attachment 503936
No shortage of meat on these ribsView attachment 503940
those are what about 9 lbs per rack or both racks? if so that is not a bad deal and works out to $2.79/lb if it is around 18lbs total. Obviously double that if it is 9lbs for both racks
 
still not a bad price, might need to order some this in. How do these compare to their beef dino ribs that are way more expensive.
These ribs are top quality compared to beef backs you'll find at the grocery store. I prefer them over "dino ribs". Less fat, more meat
 
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