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Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby txluke » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:36 am

I picked up 3 HEB prime1 briskets. All three had a huge slice in the side and cuts in the top. I opened the first one for the San Antonio Livestock Show cook off. I almost wanted to cry. The next two weekends I opened the others at cook offs and found the same. At least I got 8th and 6th with those. ImageImage


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Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:10 am

OUCH :( - - - thanks for the headsup :tup:
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Postby Gator » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:17 am

Yeah, that aint prime when its whacked up like that. :rambo:
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby txluke » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:28 am

The last one didn't have much of a point either. Just mostly fat. I block mine to fit in turn in box so it didn't bother me much. Here is what it looked like.
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Postby Gator » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:44 am

HEB should give you a refund.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby Finatic » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:58 am

Congrats on the top tens! I'd definitely go back to that HEB and show those pics to a manager. At least they will know there is a problem that needs to be addressed.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby BigDave » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:14 pm

Yeah I think packin houses are using chain saws now instead of knifes. Last few briskets we got were all hacked up too. Must not be any professional butchers left at packing houses, just hourly workers with no pride in their work! :(
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Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:50 pm

I think BD has nailed it :tup:
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Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:22 pm

I've had no problems with Costco briskets.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby jmcrig » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:15 pm

Snake River Farms, Double R Ranch Primes. Cooked up 24 of them at the Jack. Great briskets.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:02 pm

Snake River Farms ages their briskets for 28 days. I can't justify buying them at $99 for a 11-15 brisket plus another $50 shipping. The Costco primes are only 35% of that amount. I'm sure they are delicious.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby Chasdev » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:43 pm

My last brisket was also a Costco prime and it was quite good.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:06 pm

Okie Sawbones wrote:Snake River Farms ages their briskets for 28 days. I can't justify buying them at $99 for a 11-15 brisket plus another $50 shipping. The Costco primes are only 35% of that amount. I'm sure they are delicious.

At Competitions we cook Creek stone primes. We pay 140.00 shipped to our door their consistency keeps us in the top five 90% of our comps.
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:25 pm

Aye laddy, but I am not comping, just eating as a lowly hick backwoods hillbilly. :D In the PNW, a lot of the comp folks bought Snake River Farms, or Brandt Beef. I ordered a Brandt just to compare. Better than Costco? Yes. Worth the price to me? No. :rambo:
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Re: Warning about HEB Prime1

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:58 am

Okie Sawbones wrote:Aye laddy, but I am not comping, just eating as a lowly hick backwoods hillbilly. :D In the PNW, a lot of the comp folks bought Snake River Farms, or Brandt Beef. I ordered a Brandt just to compare. Better than Costco? Yes. Worth the price to me? No. :rambo:

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