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finding a good brisket

fwsmoker

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i think i posted this in the wrong spot the first time sorry not uused to forum yet. Where is the best place to buy briskets to smoke and does choice grade make a big difference over select
 

jirodriguez

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I buy my briskets at a local resteraunt supply store called Cash & Carry, the usually have it for about $1.79 a lb., full backer in a cryovac bag. I just look for one that doesn't have to much fat cap.
 

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usually the price difference in choice and select is not big enough to make me buy the lower grade meat. Allway buy the best grade you can afford.
 

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I have a restaurant depot near me and a Sam's and then Wally world too. So any of those are good places to buy your briskets. Just make sure that you are getting what you want. Either a full packer or a flat, it should be labeled that way too.
 

jirodriguez

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I would start with a full packer that has a nice fat cap on it. It will be more foregiving than a flat with little to no fat cap on it. If for some reason your first one doesn't get as tender as you want you can either toss it in a crockpot with the drippings, or a covered foil pan in a low oven, for a couple of hours.
 

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