Wagyu Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bluefin1, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Hello I wanna somke a wagyu brisket but I don't know where to buy one and whats a good price to pay. I don't want to pay more then it's worth or my wife will kill me. Any tips on how to prepare it or a good place to purchase it will be great.

    Thank You,

  2. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your wife will kill you any way.It is way to much money for a brisket...for me...but honestly I would if I could...good luck I to am curious how much they are. I would guess $400 or so. I could be WAY off tho
  3. tim k

    tim k Newbie

  4. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok I am waaaaaay off. here is a link to some for sale. it says 3.99 a pound. I am not sure what grade this is...I have read that kobe is rated all the way to 12. Our american choice cuts rank around a 5-7 I guess. Any ways doesn't sound to crazy of a price to me. If I was competing I would use it.
  5. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    $40.00 for a 10lb brisket is not as bad as I thought. I don't know I could bring myself to buying it but much cheaper than I expected.
  6. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    GOOD LUCK! Outta my league. Hell, if it's that good, what good is all of this BBQ knowledge we are seeking as we turn the average cut into something superb???

    Seriously, a friend of mine told me a story of payin over $80 for a kolbe steak back in his good o'l day's, and still claims it is (was) the best steak he ever had...so there must be something to it.

    You gotta keep us in the loop if you decide to go for it.
  7. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    here is a source for you...

    Wagyu is the best beef I have ever eaten. Until the first of the year I was travelling all over the US working with Food Manufacturers...working with these guy's and being on expense account I had the opportunity to eat some pretty awesome meals on the company dime... the fat in Wagyu will quite literally melt in your mouth from your body heat - it is really incredible. When you cook it, watch your temps real close... it cooks a little quicker (especially steaks...and you DON'T want to go past m. rare or you may as well buy some Walmart steaks!). The top que teams don't compete with anything else! order yourself a couple of ribeyes or better yet a prime rib for xmas...you got to do it once just to say you did!!!
  8. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Trimble, MO, eh? Who'da thunk it. That's just 2 hours away from the Geek's house. I think I'll have to hit them up on a road trip sometime. Though, I think for a smaller cut as the brisket is just too ruch for my blood. I'm one of those guys who goes to walmart every day waiting for the discount on the cryo with a hole in it. Usually requires quite a bit of trimming, but I rarely pay any more than $12-13 for a whole brisket.
  9. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    True Dat!

    But there's always something to be said for starting with the best ingredients.
  10. thank you guys for the replies my wife going to let me smoke one when she gets back from her cristmas vaction. I cant wait for january to come,
    I just hope i dont screw it up.

    thanks again
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your wife will KILL you and then sell the pieces as WAGYU with the nice marblingand all. We just call thats kind of marbling veins.
  12. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You do understand that we will want to see this cook in all it glory. Like Bubba says-"No pics-never happened!"[​IMG]
  13. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, I had some pastrami made from a Wagyu brisket(buddy cured the brisket himself as well), and smoked on a BGE this past weekend, and it was the best pastrami I have ever eaten.
  14. Holy crap on that first site it was $1,000 for 9lbs!?!?!?!? YIKES!
  15. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

  16. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Best of luck on your adventure! I am curious though. Have you considered cutting your teeth on a less expensive brisket before going all in with a WAGYU?
  17. I have done about 6 briskets so far and i wanna do one this weekend but it all depends on work. I know it not alot to most of the guys on here but my wifes sisters and bothers are all in FFA or 4H so when it time to sloughter they send me up some cuts beef, lamb and turkey becuase most of the time the family buy it back its kinda nice but a killer for shipping but like my wife tells me it for a good cuase.
  18. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My apologies, I got the impression from your first post that this was your first one. Sounds like you have already cut your teeth several times over! I'm sure you will do just fine.
  19. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A whole flat or an actual full packer?
    I thought I was getting good prices on packers for $1.86lb averaging $20-$30 depending on the size I go for.

    I don't know that I would risk trying it out unless I was more familiar with the meat itself.
    Maybe get a few steaks, cold smoke them and then sear them?

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