Online Meat Recommendations

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by tombirmingham, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. tombirmingham

    tombirmingham Fire Starter

    Just a thought, as we are building a recipe directory - would it be good to have a online meat directory thread ? 

    http://www.graigfarm.co.uk/organic-...m-organic-beef-short-ribs-jacobs-ladder-p1036 - I am buying these next week for a smoke next weekend, can leave a review and offer guidance on their online customer service afterwards, it would be helpful if we had some good recommends and bad recommends for other purchasers on the forum. 

    Tom
     
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  2. Good idea Tom.

    The only issue we have with these types of thread is ideally they'd be set as a sticky.

    Unfortunately we do not have access to moderate the board. It's done from the US.

    So unless the thread was continually bumped it would disappear down the boards :frown:
     
  3. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic

    A very good Idea indeed, that could also spread to other pieces of kit being recommended, but unfortunately Danny mentioned something similar to Ressy at the Weekend meet about limited availability for Sticky's.
     
  4. It's all about the control and we ain't got none....
     
  5. tombirmingham

    tombirmingham Fire Starter

  6. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic

    Hmm! You may want to look again at the prices when you scroll to what size you want on their site.

    I know its organic but the pork shoulder is just under £10 per kg and the beef ribs are £12 per kg and that's very expensive

    There are cheaper prices from some top (so called) butchers in London Tom Hixon, T & G or Albert Matthews closer to you in Bury.

    I'm getting plate ribs that I used at the Smoking weekend for a fiver for 4 bones in and pork shoulder for under £4 per KG. Asda sell it at £2.96 per KG. With a rub and low and slow would you be able to tell the difference?
     
  7. tombirmingham

    tombirmingham Fire Starter

    Thanks for the advice and guidance Kiska, I am primarily looking for organic meat at the moment and for me personally it is not just about flavour but also making sure the meat I have eaten is organic and well reared. 
     
  8. Tom,

    Have you heard of Packington free range,

    They are just outside of Tamworth. I often drive past and see the pigs in the fields. They are truly free range and do some great meat.

    http://www.packingtonfreerange.co.uk/
     
  9. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic

    Ok Tom with you now

    With free range, well reared its about double the price so you should be looking at between £6.00 to £8.00kg
     
  10. Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  11. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic

  12. I'd probably not buy from them again, Kiska. We just happened to be out that way so popped in to look round. Ended up picking the pork up.
     
  13. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Neither have we!
    . Neither have we!
     
  14. Hello.  You folks have more power and control than you realise.  The U.S. members are starting to realise some of the challenges we face here.  Certain Cuts of meat are hard to find here.  Certain other things are not available here.  SOME are willing to let us "grow" our Group.  Some of our team say that is not necessary.  Scatter the Group t the winds  and they will come home.  So how do we proceed?  The question was asked:  Does U.K. BBQ have to be exactly like U.S. BBQ.  The answer was Of course it does not!  I agree with the idea.  IF folks want to serve curry   HEY!  Is a British thing. All about the British palate.  THEN so be it!  GOOD with me.  I CAN learn.  I WILL learn.  So what about BBQ?  The thread was about meat recommendations.  Yes! I went off topic. Kee[ Smokin!

    Danny
     
  15. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Danny. I don't think that anyone is saying that we don't want to grow the numbers of UK smokers in the community here, there are just some open discussions as to the various ways of doing it. I suggested a while ago an option of maybe moving the "group" to a "sub forum" to avoid people having to register - which we know puts some people off. It would still be a focused group though just in a more integrated part of the main forum. Anyway, the admins will decide the best route I am sure - and if it is decided not to change anything then that is great too.

    Now, if we could have the ability to "auto-register" anyone who posts in the group, rather than have the registration screen popping up, than that would be an ideal situation [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
  16. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    false

    Hi Danny, not sure I am getting what you are saying?

    Can you explain the three statements above?
     
  17. Hello.  This has gone off topic.  My fault as well!

    Tom; I think it would be a good idea.  It MAY not always be the best price but at least folks could find cuts of meat from several different suppliers.  Then it is up to the member which supplier or price they chose.  Sometimes cheaper is just that; cheaper.  Not always!  As I tell folks; buy the BEST cheap cut you can.  If that makes sense.  I don't feel the need to buy a wagyu brisket but I don't want the "cheapest" brisket I can find either.  Those CAN tend to be mostly fat and a poor quality meat.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  18. An explanation would be great. Because it's sure as hell confused me.
     
  19. Hi guys, 

    I have been really happy with the free range meat I get from my butcher...we have spent quite a few hours together getting my American cuts right - I will see if he is interested in providing them via mail order.

    I can't decide which I like better though...shipping priced in already or added on at the end.  Others who have ordered, how are they packaged?
     

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