Smoking briskets

Discussion in 'Beef' started by goat, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Smoking 3 cases of briskets tomorrow. DeeJayDebbie, I wish you were here. Not only can I get all the briskets that you would ever want, but I can get the weight range I desire also. 2 cases will be 9 lbs/ea and under, and 1 case will be 12 lb ers. I broke my digital camera but bought one of those throw aways and will post pics when I can.

    One friend wants the small briskets cooked and vac sealed so he can give them to company men he does work for. Another friend and his dad want a case cooked just for their own consumption. I think someone has witnessed Sandy eating a whole brisket that I cooked by himself.
     
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I guess there's just alot more beef in Texas Goat!

    There starting t show up again but I suspect with warmer weather comming they'll go faster too.
     
  3. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just had to razz you a little DJD.
     
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Good for the soul Goat good for the soul!
     
  5. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah!! Just ask Oprah!
     
  6. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOl Shell, I had forgotten about that!!!![​IMG]

    Goat, it must be great to have your choice of brisket, size and all, I'm jealous!!
     
  7. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Don't be jealous. I had to pay shipping for a part to my skid loader from your neck of the woods. I see no reason why turn about would not be fair play.
     
  8. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah but how often do you have to order a part for your skid loader vs how often I'm looking to buy briskets!![​IMG]
     
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I hear that Theresa! At $3 a gallon and raising I may go back to just meatloaf, butts and ribs! I've seen some mighty scrany briskets lately - all fat and no meat!
     
  10. kaptn35

    kaptn35 Fire Starter

    went to costco out here in cali and they finally had some briskets.....but only brisket flats at 4.00/lb.....these briskets are like 4.5 pound briskets....

    :(

    The reason I got my new GOSM is so I can do the big boys!
     
  11. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    $4.00 A POUND[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] . That just tees me off!!!! It takes a good cook to know what there doing to be able to even take a brisket and make it good. For years it was basically a throw away piece of meat and now they have the nerve to charge $4.00 a pound.....that just ain't right!!![​IMG]
     
  12. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    $4 a pound? must be those super trimmed flats. those suck, imho. when i go to the store, if they don't have any nice packers, i get ribs or something else.
     
  13. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with ya Chris. I want to do any cutting thats gonna get done on mine myself!!! Prices are a little high here right now too. $1.47 a pound and they didn't look that great.
     
  14. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The ones I bought for this cooking cost $1.62/lb for the 2 cases of 9 lb & down. The case of big ones, 79.80 lbs case wt. was $1.59/lb. All 3 cases were select grade, but not the real fat packers that you sometimes get in the grocery store. I did not trim any fat off prior to cooking.
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    The pre-trimmed ones here at Wally World are $4/lb but I was afraid they'd be too lean and I'm to cheap to pay $4/lb. but there just flats - real thin ones [​IMG]

    I'll eat pork first!
     
  16. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you dig around in the bins, they usually have a mix of select and choice in the packer briskets at Wally World. They buy in bulk and sell in bulk. This week we didn't have any packers at Wal Mart[​IMG]
     
  17. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I dig and ask and stomp and ...


    OH NO IT"S SPREADING! [​IMG]

    There's a brisket shortage!
     

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