100% Guaranteed Premium Master Cut Aged Tender Beef

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by ponyfiveo, May 11, 2011.

  1. ponyfiveo

    ponyfiveo Newbie


    Here in Northern California, there are two mainsteam supermarkets (Lucky's and SaveMart) that carry what they call "100% Guaranteed Premium Master Cut Aged Tender Beef."  Unfortunately, I have been unable to find ANY usefull information on their brand of meat, grade, processing practice, whether it is great, horrible or about the same or better than Safeway's Rancher's Reserve.

    Any information you can pass on will be most appreciated.  Thanks!
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics, & even if you are an experienced smoker you may learn something new. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Don't forget we all love Qview!  

    Since I live in Florida I can't comment on your meat. 
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Have a great day!!!

  4. ponyfiveo

    ponyfiveo Newbie

    Thank You for the warm welcome! 

    I still have a lot to learn and this forum seems to be the right place to start! 
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What most supermarkets sell as "aged" beef is actually wet aged.  The consensus is that this might slightly tenderize but does nothing for the flavor of beef. They like it because it is kryovaced and that extends shelf life in the supply line. At savemart, the packaged beef on the shelf will be select grade.  About the only choice beef you will find at Savemart would be the steaks in the "butchers" meat case.  I have never seen any prime beef at Savemart.  One good alternative is Costco, which, in my opinion, will give you a much better value.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. ponyfiveo

    ponyfiveo Newbie

    Thank You Everyone for your responses.

    Thanks Venture for the details.  Costco is my regular stomping grounds for meat, but Savemart, Lucky's, and Safeway have been more convienient.  Obviously though, there is no replacement for quality.  Thanks again!  
  9. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    the easiest way is ask the butcher at the supermarket. Even Lucky's and savemart will have their own butcher. They should know if it is select or choice and if aged, how long.

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