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

bang4dabuck

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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).

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forluvofsmoke

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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
 

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Walmart
 

dale5351

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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.
 

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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
 

dale5351

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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).
 

forluvofsmoke

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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
 

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

tigerregis

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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.
 

bang4dabuck

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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.
 

tbakko

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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.
 

dale5351

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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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