- Joined Feb 5, 2013
I'm sharing half of a cow with my mom. She only wants ground meat and a few roasts. This is a cow that was grass fed and corn finished, raised by friends of friends. I've never bought half of a cow before. The butcher will do whatever I want but his typical customer just seems to order ground meat and steaks. He will freezer wrap and freeze all the cuts. I know I want the brisket, cheeks, tongue, the rest is up in the air. I have a Smokin It #1 smoker so I can't smoke anything too large. Can I ask the brisket be cut into point and flat? I'm being told that this cow is on the smaller side (260 lbs hanging weight for the half) so a prime rib isn't really an option as it will screw up getting other steaks. I'm not sure I understand why it's not an option but that's what I'm told. Any opinions on how to have this thing butchered?