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Northern Illinois. Where to find Select Untrimmed Briskett?

ov10mech

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I live in Northern IL almost to Wisconsin in the far north Chicago suburbs.  None of the local stores seem to carry select brisket.  I was wondering where I might be able to find it?  Costco is about the only place I have found that carries any kind of decent size piece of meat but it is choice.
 

cuebiz

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I live on the WI border and shop at the Rockford Sam's Club. They always have whole untrimmed brisket there. I bought one there a couple of weeks ago. I don't remember seeing "choice" on the packaging, but it was a very good piece of meat. Probably was a "select" grading.

I cooked the flat and point separately on my WSM.  Flat foiled at 165-170 till it got to 195 and rested. The point got cubed for burnt ends (My first shot at that)  I kinda overcooked them!  (alcohol related mistake)  The slices from the flat was excellent. I can't wait for the weather to cooperate a little better to do another one. No fun when it is in the single digits. Dave
 

ov10mech

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I live on the WI border and shop at the Rockford Sam's Club. They always have whole untrimmed brisket there. I bought one there a couple of weeks ago. I don't remember seeing "choice" on the packaging, but it was a very good piece of meat. Probably was a "select" grading.

I cooked the flat and point separately on my WSM.  Flat foiled at 165-170 till it got to 195 and rested. The point got cubed for burnt ends (My first shot at that)  I kinda overcooked them!  (alcohol related mistake)  The slices from the flat was excellent. I can't wait for the weather to cooperate a little better to do another one. No fun when it is in the single digits. Dave
Do you recall how much it was and approx. weight?   We could probably figure it out from there.   I have been paying about 4.20 a lb. at Costco for Choice.  
 

cuebiz

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I never looked at price per #.  My son wanted me to smoke a brisket no matter what!  I was buying pork loins and butts also, and really never paid any attention to it.  But I'm sure a phone call to the meat dep't of that store could answer your question.
 

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