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Newbie - Angus beef question

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokingowl, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. smokingowl

    smokingowl Newbie

    I have been reading from this outstanding website for a few months now, posted one question, but never formally introduced myself in Roll Call, so hello from west texas! I have quickly become addicted to the awesome world of smoking meat and find myself reading from this website almost daily. I find the people and information here top notch!

    Now my question, I saw some Angus beef briskets at Sam's today for approx. $1.98 per pound. Compared to brisket at Target for example that costs approx. $1.15 per pound the Angus seems pricey. Is this type of beef worth the extra cost? What do you people think?

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  2. Welcome. My humble opinion on the angus question is this. I don't buy cheap cuts of angus, I have before and cannot tell one iota of difference. Steaks, yes I can tell.
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would think that a cheap cut like a brisket for most of us, is good enough.  Now if you were in competition, it might be an different story.

    I get 1/2 a beef every 12-14 months.  I can tell a difference between Dairy Cattle and Beef Cattle, but that's it.  Most beef from large processors goes in on to be processed and out to the retailer in just a couple days.  No hang time to age the beef.  This last beef we got was aged for 10 days in the cooler before it was cut up, and I know the farmer.

  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welocme aboard friend [​IMG]
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    welcome aboard!

     I get choice angus for as cheap or cheaper than most grocers sell select grade beef for .   I stock up when it's available and on sale.

     Right now the sale price for , angus choice bonless rib roast is $6.99 /lb

     another store has select grade for the same price.

    I try to buy a couple of whats on sale and put it in the freezer so that i have it on hand and at the best price.
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]