Buying brisket

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Buying brisket

Post by Roger M » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:31 pm

I have only bought 2 briskets so far but i have noticed that they arent like the "ones in the videos" They seem to be mostly point meat and not alot of flat. Had i seperated the last one i did it would have easily been 2/3 point to 1/3 flat. Am i getting not so good briskets or is that just how it is in Canada?

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Re: Buying brisket

Post by Clark » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:08 pm

I sounds like your getting bad brisket. Where are you getting them from. Try to find a butcher with hanging meat. Then you can describe exactly what you want to them and they can cut it for you.

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Post by Diva Q » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:14 pm

I get some really beautiful briskets from Hovey's Gourmet meats here in Barrie.

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Post by 5aces » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:51 pm

What you often see in "the videos" is a Whole Packer Brisket that is untrimmed.

If the cap and fat is removed,they lose a few pounds.

Flat Brisket or cutters choice is the lean brisket.

They all have their own characteristics.

Here is a Rolled Beef Brisket that I will cook tomorrow:

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Post by Adrienne » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:11 am

I get exactly what I ask for from my butcher.
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Re: Buying brisket

Post by Roger M » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:44 pm

I am located in Cambridge Ont. The briskets have been in the cryovac when i get them. Last one was just shy of 10 lbs. Next time i will ask for a monster and see if it gets me a better ratio of flat to point. The butcher i have been dealing with has been nothing short of stellar as far as service and price and quality in everything else i get from him. I'll ask him next time i am there why the flats seem small. Thankyou all for the replies

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Re: Buying brisket

Post by ourman » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:08 am

See if your butcher deals with Norpac (Norwich Meat Packers) if he does have him order you some from there they are all AAA beef and are whole packers...I but a case or two (5 to a case) at a time most are 11-13 pounds I have gotten bigger from him also but you have to let them know ahead of time.. I think Strodes in Brantdford has Norpac meat (not sure but I think I saw some there.

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