No Briskets At Sams

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokin for life, May 23, 2007.

  1. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Went to Sams to buy some meat, got 2 good looking Boston butts, one for pulling and the other one is for "Making Bacon" also picked up a couple of chickens, and a couple of racks of spare ribs. Ok lets get a brisket, mmmmm can't find any so I asked if they had any in the back, "Are you ready for this..." they told me the aren't going to carry them in the summer, she told me they don't sell enough!! WHAT!!!! THey don't sell enough to carry them in the summer, but they'll have them again in the winter DUH!!![​IMG] Hopefully it is just the Sams I'm going to. So I bought 2 chuck roast instead. This is going to be GREAT week end.
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if it makes ya feel any better, i can't find fajitas in kentucky & the walmart butchers don't even know what a flank steak is...
     
  3. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I know what you're going through, when I left TX. and moved to Philly The food just ain't the same. "What's a pinto bean" or "you actually eat catfish"
     
  4. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Sorry to hear that kind of thing.I'm in Fort Worth and there is always brisket and flank steak available. Maybe its just that certain store your going to. Anyway good luck finding what your looking for.
     
  5. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's the same thing here in El Paso. I went to buy a brisket for smoking and they only had about five left. All of them were very ugly. When I asked the meat guy if he had any in the back, he said he was unsure of they were gonna get anymore for the summer! I guess I can go to my local grocery store if need be.
     
  6. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    got you all beat.... they only carry corned beef brisket in the entire Flint area, if you do happen to find one, its very ugly and was shipped by mistake..lol
     
  7. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I actually saw small briskets at the local Meijer this week. I was so suprised that I had to pull my wife over and show her. There were about 7 of them wrapped in plain vaccum packs swimming in a sea of corned beef briskets. Average size was about 2 - 3 pounds - half the size of the corned beef ones.
     
  8. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    once and awhile i see the same thing... but the briskets are so small and i want to cook a big one..lol
     
  9. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man, thats not good. Now I'll have to check the Sam's in my area to see if it's the same here. I wonder why? I didn't know brisket is seasonal...can't figure it out. It's not a turkey!
     
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I guessing the reason is most people put them in a big ole pot and slow cook em. Who wants all that steam in the summer?

    Maybe we'll ge lucky and that "Smoker trend" we've been hearing about will force them to buy te briskets?
     
  11. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not pimping for anyone and I know that there could be some political issues for some, but I have been somewhat impressed with the meat at Super Wally World (Wal Mart)


    Large Briskets and cuts
    Spare ribs
    Pork Loins

    I seem to think that most of the Vac Pac stuff was Tyson

    If I get by before too late this week I think I am gonna stock up on some ribs

    I also got a Publix down the road (I call it Publix Lite just because it is a smaller store without my bank branch) But they had the biggest best looking corned beef that I could find for the Pastrami I made. If they have any simular sized plain brisket flats I will be stocking up on them too!


    I am also gonna try to find some time to swing by one of those stand alone meat shops just to see what they have (Wilkes? Maybe?)

    So much meat so little time (And so little room on the Smoker!)
     
  12. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well the sams near me had a few briskets this morning so picked up a 14 lb one at $1.52 a pound. The krogers here has them for $1.49 per pound. Seems like no one is stocking them like they use to.
     
  13. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    They're running out of briskets in TX????? OH MY GOSH!!! I use to live out your way msmith, right off of 35E Golden Triangle exit, just before Keller Tx. Man I miss it.
     
  14. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like we were neighbors man. Its getting hard to find sales on briskets around here. Use to be on any holiday everyone had briskets on sale but not anymore.
     
  15. jim79

    jim79 Newbie

    I am here in denver and we have briskets at Sams. Although i was going to smoke one Saturday and all they had look well dont want to me rude but they looked like crap. Ended up going to the military commisary and they had some very nice ones. AND one of them is on the smoker right now. Was hard gettign up this morning though playing poker until 2 AM
     
  16. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sam's, like Wal*Mart, is ruled by the Wal*Mart computer system. Sales of every item at every location are tracked. There is a "target sales level" for each item. If an item (e.g. brisket) does not generate sales to that level the computer will not reorder that item. The store mgr. can override and special order, rare it happens.
    That is my main unhappyness with Sam's. I buy something there that is good, go back to get more and it is no longer stocked. [​IMG]
    Oh yeah, I REALLY hate the "seasonal item" thing also.
     

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