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finding a good brisket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fwsmoker, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. 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
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    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.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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.
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.