Wet Age Brisket in Cryovac

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DonP

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In this video (at 4:29) he decribes wet aging and suggests 30-40 days. Digging a little more, the countdown would be from the kill date. As I'm buying Choice Briskets from Costco I doubt the butcher would know the kill date. The only date on the packaging is the Sell By Date.

I am thinking getting my briskets this week and let them wet age for ~2 weeks. They'll be going on the cooker Friday evening June 9.

Any thoughts or input regarding wet aging Costco Choice Brisket?

 
Any thoughts or input regarding wet aging Costco Choice Brisket?
I don't have input on Costco . I buy mine at GFS .
Here's a common tag from them . You can see the length of time from pack to sell by .
Most briskets I buy from them are around 35 or 40 days from pack to sell by .
Not sure if that tells you anything or not .
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I don't have input on Costco . I buy mine at GFS .
Here's a common tag from them . You can see the length of time from pack to sell by .
Most briskets I buy from them are around 35 or 40 days from pack to sell by .
Not sure if that tells you anything or not .
Interesting. The 8lb brisket I got a few weeks ago was labeled as a Flat and only had a Sell by date. The 13 and 15lb Briskets I got yesterday are labeled as Whole and have both the packing date (5/23/23) and sell by date (5/30/23). I did notice they are floppy and not stiff as described in the video.

In any case, I got what they had an am looking forward to cooking these larger Whole briskets.
 
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That's because the flat was already processed... meaning they took it out of the cryovaced pack and trimmed it down to just the flat... Therefor no packed date...
 
I have seen this video, and I d8d wonder about the 30 day age and if I could do this with one from Costco. I am going to speak to them about a suckling pig, this is something I will be asking as well. Not sire if it would work differently with Costco over there. The same company so hopefully not.
 
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