So I bought a smoker - one of the bigger ones with the offset fire box. This is for cooking things 5-12 hours (or more). Big pieces of meat... those giant Fred Flinstone style beef ribs, pork butts, brisket, etc.
I've noticed these cuts can either be a great bargain (bulk and/or not many customers) or pretty pricey. And sometimes this depends on the store or location. I have a nearby supermarket, for example, that has great deals on meat, but they only offer small portions. Another nearby store has more of a butcher selection, but it seems to differ each time I visit. I don't have a fave market - and can happily hit Frys, Albertsons, AJs (to browse), TJs, Food City, Sprouts, Costco, Ranch, etc. and find something worthwhile at each.
Am wondering, however, if you've noticed better deals trending to any of the latter, or if you have any butchers or other suggestions for decent cuts worthy of a drive + the hours of nurturing a slow cooker takes. I'm on the Scottsdale/Tempe border.
Any good suggestions garner an invite to a future BBQ event!
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