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Buying a whole Beef Brisket in Calgary & area.

IMHO best web-site on BBQ & smoking on-line, easy to follow instructions and recipes, those boy's take their Q seriously, one of the few sites I have found that takes the time to explain the regional differences, I have tried some of the different rubs, I use their Columbia Gold BBQ Sauce when ever I do pulled pork and multiple people have asked for the recipe and don't believe how easy it is to make.

Aug 12, 2013
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

Buying a whole Beef Brisket in Calgary & area.

After 15 hours in smoker, 2 hours resting covered in oven, brisket turn out great, moist, tender and smoky. In general a great cut of meat, at a decent price from Consumer Direct Meats, can't recommend them enough.
Attached pic is after 3 hours in smoker, when I was adding more wood chunks and refilling water pan.
After 8 of us attacked it last night, we still have 1/2 left, now I am searching the net, for recipes for left overs LOL
For those that are interested, I simply followed to directions for "Texas Brisket" as outlined at amazingribs.com, a great website full of BBQ techniques and ideas.
Thanks for every one, for the advice and suggestions.
Rancher Rick, sure wish some Canadian retail outlets carried the same range as that available south of border.
B

Aug 04, 2013
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

Buying a whole Beef Brisket in Calgary & area.

FYI
I went to consumer direct meats, Mike told me it was Canadian AAA Certified Angus, looks great, price
was good, now I guess it's up to me and the smoker!!
I will post next week to let you know results.
Thanks to everyone who replied, great web-site
Lots of info and advice.
B

Aug 02, 2013
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

Buying a whole Beef Brisket in Calgary & area.

Where is the best place buy a whole packer Beef Brisket in Calgary, 10 - 12 lbs.
I have a new smoker and wanting to graduate beyound the usual ribs and pulled pork.
Thanks
B

Jul 27, 2013
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

The new Calgary Farmers' Market at Blackfoot Centre will open tomorrow

I don't expect to see "local farmers" in April/May however what I did see was not to my liking, overly large & expensive food court, to many venders selling "Gourmet" pre-cooked, pre-packaged foods. I hope you are right, I hope they let the vendors selling local or BC produce in, however can you really see any of the current vendors moving out after just 3 months! and right before the busier summer season? My guess it's into the parking lot they go and that just compounds the biggest problem, no parking and terrible traffic flow around site.

May 30, 2011
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

The new Calgary Farmers' Market at Blackfoot Centre will open tomorrow

The only "voice" CFM will listen to is your pocket book, don't go, spend your money somewhere else and either they change or adapt or we have another Eau Claire. As for me, my decision on where to shop is based on quality, price and selection. CFM is hit and miss on 2 out of 3, add in the parking issue, I won't be back soon as they simply don't offer me anything I can't find elsewhere.

May 28, 2011
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

The new Calgary Farmers' Market at Blackfoot Centre will open tomorrow

We went last week-end parking was terrible, once inside lots of pre-cooked food, over priced, they somehow have forgotten to invite the farmers, even this early in season I saw no space for them to set up, unless it's outdoors in the parking lot and then I just repeat my first comment. Crossroads, Millerville when season starts are far better, cheaper alternatives,

May 25, 2011
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces

where to find chiles

Try the Cookbook Company on 11th Ave SW between 6th & 7th, usually have a good selection, chiplote, ancho, etc

May 25, 2011
olderwiser in Prairie Provinces