Brisket Cost per Lb - August 2017

Discussion in 'Beef' started by normonster, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. normonster

    normonster Fire Starter

    In the California Bay Area, about 7.99/lb (Safeway, Lucky, etc).

    What are you guys payin' these days?
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  2. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

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  3. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    We pay $3.69 average for whole ones and $4.99 for small sections trimmed. Michigan southeast section. Today thru next week at a local chain (GFS) has them for $2.59 😎 per lb
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  4. I bought two this past week at Sams Club.  One was USDA Prime for $3.97 lb.
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I rarely buy brisket anymore, its an "over-glorified" piece of meat that isn't worth my hard earned money or time IMHO anyway. Unless I can get it real cheap [​IMG]
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  6. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Chuck roast is $3.99 to $4.99 . That's really sad. Kroger has buy one get one free chuck roast but they raise the regular price to $5.99 first.
  7. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    In fact, I had to stop in and get a brisket just now.. couldn't resist lol.
  8. normonster

    normonster Fire Starter

    Ahhhh!!! Dang, that hurts my feelings. 😮
  9. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

  10. normonster

    normonster Fire Starter

    So does that mean you guys are paying like .29 a Lb for pork butt then? Or are they paying you to haul it away!!!
  11. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Ha.. it's $1.69 average. That would be hard on hog farmers . 😂
  12. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Last time I looked at my Costco, they had prime brisket for $2.89 lb.
  13. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Winco, Sam's Club, Costco, Walmart are the only places you can pick up a decent brisket for a decent price in NorCal, less than $5 a lb.  The cheapest I've seen chuck roast lately is $3.59 / lb at Winco.  Normally it is in the $5.99 range. 

    Still, all those prices beat what we were seeing last year out here on the West Coast.  Even Costco was $7.99/lb to $8.99/lb and higher. My local Raley's/Bel Air/Safeway were ridiculous with even higher prices.  When that happens, pork and chicken. 
  14. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Check out this place in San Fran:

    Packer Briskets are on sale right now for $2.29 per lb. Normally $2.54 per lb.

    You can also get the Angus packers for $2.59 per lb.

    At least these are the current prices for my location. I don't know if there is any adjustment to the price down there.
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  15. greg1

    greg1 Fire Starter

    Picked up a packer at GFS today in Central Indiana for 2.89, they also had bone in shoulders for 1.29.
  16. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I think location, shipping, trends and climate all must play into it.
    My area nobody really buys brisket. It's popular in restaurants though. It's cold or raining here alot. Not a big smoking area. People grill alot though. And the ethnic makeup of suburban Detroit is European and Latin American, African American. Not to many south gulf area or southwestern traditions here that would lend to bbq beef. Smoking is more polish type.. sausages. Low and slow is catching on however.
    I'm curious to see what people in N.Y. city would pay for a packer brisket.
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  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Last time I looked they were $1.97 for Choice down here at Walmart.

  18. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Can you load a Uhaul full Al? Bring us up a few hundred. Sell them for $2.50 per pound. and make ya $7.50 profit on each one. .50¢ x 15 lbs. 🤓 400 briskets = $3,000.00 lol... but you need 18k to buy them of course.
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  19. smokedfl813

    smokedfl813 Newbie

    Paid $7.99/lb for brisket flat at publix in Tampa Bay Area couple days ago. Seems rather expensive to what must of you are getting it for. I haven't really been able to find a decent meat market in my area
  20. normonster

    normonster Fire Starter

    I hit Costco in Santa Rosa and they had "ungraded: whole packers for 3.somthing (I think) and choice flats for 5.89 (got one for the upcoming weekend). A little better than Safeway or Lucky in the North Bay Area of California.

    Also picked up a pork belly for 3.69/Lb and I have high hopes for that bad boy!!

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