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Brisket price

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cheech, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was at the store the other day and looked at the Brisket price, it was $4.49/lb is this normal for other parts of the country too?
  2. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    here packers cost $1.48/lb. the trimmed ones cost anywhere from $2.99/lb to $3.99/lb. depends on how trimmed they are, and the store.
  3. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like I need to look around more
  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    $1.69- $1.99 packer

    usually $2.99 trimmed I think, and they run a sale 5 or 6 times a year and go $1.99 trimmed.
  5. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    .99 cents a pound in the summer. About 1.59 most other times
  6. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes an other reason for me to move out of this state
  7. kaptn35

    kaptn35 Fire Starter


    I would love to move up to michigan and out of California. But then again if Brisket prices are that high there!....LOL

    maybe its the weather in Colorado that is driving up the Briskets.
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    kaptn35 used to live in California and did move to Michigan, I used to live in a small town called Ripon close to Modesto
  9. kaptn35

    kaptn35 Fire Starter


    I know where Ripon is. My in laws live out in Riverbank in which I have to pass thru ripon to get there. Things are changing out there now. More homes are being built....ahhh but I am a lions fan so michigan would be nice to me.

    back to brisket. I went to a local place for lunch...BBQ place. Out here in Cali its more like Ribs and Links. Well this place had sliced beef. So I ordered it. It was brisket meat with a side of potatoe salad and break.
    The meat was so-so and the Potatoe salad was horrible (wife makes awesome macaroni and potatoe salad) and the bread. Well it can't get any worse. It was 2 pieces of wheat sandwhich bread which I can tell is bought from the local grocery store. Very Disapointed.

    When I went to Texas for an interview I ate a place outside of Houston called Heinz BBQ....Awesome food compared to out here. ahhh the luxery of living in gods real country area.
  10. Same Here
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    We have those prices here in the North East too Cheech. Even the low grade meats at the super markets start at around 3.99/lb a real butcher shop goes around $4.50/lb.

  12. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yet another reason to live in texas i guess.
    russell page likes this.
  13. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    in local supermarket -- a I G A affiliate
    packers---14-18 lb--
    $1.69 lb---
    this is small town
    at my honeys.

    at wally world --
    15 miles away---
    packers run $1.49 a lb.
    10-14 lbs.....
  14. After repeatedly over-paying for smaller flat cuts at the local grocer, I have finally hit the jackpot at my local "Smart And Final", that sells packer trimmed briskets for a $1.79/lb. I bought one of the smaller ones, which weighs in just shy of 12 lbs!!

    Attached you will find my next conquest. Looking forward to it!

  15. kaptn35

    kaptn35 Fire Starter

    thats it...I am going over to smart and final too.

    wife was there just yesterday.
  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Man that's amazing. The only time our Wally World sell brisket that cheap is on St Patrics day and they are the little corned beefs about 2 - 3 pounds each with more fat than meat. Being their already spices and corned they wouldn't do me any good for smoking.

  17. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    a regular packer is $1.49/lb everyday at my wally world. the corned beef points are $1.96/lb, and the flats are $3.96/lb. i have never bought one of those corned beef ones, although i love corned beef. my wife hates it though, so i am stuck with a pound from the deli every now and then.
  18. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boy I wish we had one near me that looks great
  19. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Choice packer cuts fpr $1.79 lb
    Kobe packers for $2.59 lb
    Got some prime product coming in at $2.29 lb
  20. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well looks like I need to check around town for better prices.

    I have not smoked a brisket yet but would really like to do one soon