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[Real Canadian Superstore] Beef Brisket (AAA) $3.98/lb - September 17-23, 2020 (Ontario)

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At the Oakville RCSS they didn't have them out in the fridges so I asked them to grab me two. I didn't even check the label that it was only AA vs. AAA. (still didnt't go back to check). I am going to trim one for smoking in next few days and keep the 2nd one for a few weeks (guy said good for 21 days). Wish I was able to pick my own but one had a pretty huge piece of fat which will have to trim off.
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SomeOtherDude wrote: what's with the brisket deals at regular supermarkets these days? They don't do this in other years.
Do they have a beef excess due to covid these days or something?
Reckon it's because of the cancellation of all the Ribfests. Brisket is a big seller at smokeathons. I have a brisket I bought at Zehrs last week and will probably make some more Montreal smoked meat and some corned beef when the cabbages come in at a reasonable price. Brisket freezes quite well so I can be patient.
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HDawg wrote: I’ve done the 4 hour smoke, then 50 hour sous vide, as well as the 5 hour oven (smoke flavour injected, wrapped with beef broth).

For the amount of effort and overall satisfaction, I prefer the oven.
I'm sorry, did you say FIFTY HOUR sous vide????
*RFD - once you're in there's no getting out.*

*If you wanna buy something, wait for it! Eventually RFD will post it and something in your pants will feel awesome that you waited: your wallet.*
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Conflicting info here. Is this deal AAA or AA, if latter I won’t be bothering. Please and thank you.
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stwan001 wrote: So got out of the RCSS at Mavis and the printed a a correction from AAA to AA. Picked one up, still looked pretty good but will know this weekend.
Thanks. I was going to ask where the beef is from, but that doesn't matter if it's AA. I won't touch AA, and I won't touch corn fed swill.

Everything at Loblaws owned banners in Ottawa seems to fit one of those two buckets, though. I almost threw out several pounds of meat last time I bought beef at RCSS because I could barely stomach it.
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Tactical wrote: Conflicting info here. Is this deal AAA or AA, if latter I won’t be bothering. Please and thank you.
I didn't see the post about the correction until after I bought the meat. The vacuum/plastic bag doesn't actually have a marking on it re: grading. There is no stamp or anything on the meat itself. The pricing label just says Brisket. Doesn't say what grade it is. I don't know how to tell what grade it is but it looks similar to AAA I have bought before but it has been a long time since I have smoked a brisket so I wouldn't take my word for it. Maybe best to contact your local RCSS and check with the meat department.
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RCSS Aurora has $8.77/kg. AAA

Each pieces are like...8kg +$65....

I'll buy mine from t&T instead..
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Tactical wrote: Conflicting info here. Is this deal AAA or AA, if latter I won’t be bothering. Please and thank you.
RCSS at Dufferin and Steeles in Toronto has the "Advertisement Correction" notice posted on the bunker with the cryovac brisket. They only had about 6 pieces - Meat Dept clerk told me that everything was cryovac at the sale price - if I wanted a smaller piece it was a higher price per pound.
I took the smallest piece - around $67.
It's AA not AAA according to the correction notice but there is nothing on the pkg to indicate grade.
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SamuelNapper wrote: What's the recommended way of cooking this if you don't have a smoker/bbq? Oven? Sous vide?
Bake the brisket. Add onions and chili sauce and a little water and cook. Slice against the grain. Easy and delicious.
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plymouthhater wrote: RCSS at Dufferin and Steeles in Toronto has the "Advertisement Correction" notice posted on the bunker with the cryovac brisket. They only had about 6 pieces - Meat Dept clerk told me that everything was cryovac at the sale price - if I wanted a smaller piece it was a higher price per pound.
I took the smallest piece - around $67.
It's AA not AAA according to the correction notice but there is nothing on the pkg to indicate grade.
Very detailed and crystal clear, backs up what others are saying here, I would give more likes if I could.
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yellowmp5 wrote:

RCSS Aurora has $8.77/kg. AAA

Interesting these packages have the AAA stickers as the two I bought in Oakville didn't have the stickers on. Wonder if it is really AAA ...Could catch them in another food scam after the bread price fixing..
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deezz wrote: I'm sorry, did you say FIFTY HOUR sous vide????
I personally prefer the 72 hour cook, with 3 hour cold smoke prior.
So tender and tasty....
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Oct 17, 2017
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Zehrs had the same sale last week, got myself a big ass brisket and it was like 30% fat, since zehrs and superstore are both owned by PC, I think it’s going to be similar. I have a Costco membership, most of the time brisket is 9.99 a kg in Waterloo, but given some people saying Costco brisket is trimmed better, I’ll give it a try.
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i had success with a 36 hour sousvide @ 155 and liquid smoke. RCSS had these tiny little 4lb points that needed no trimming and fit in a large ziploc bag. It was dead easy. Next time I'll do 150 for a AAA.

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