I noticed today that I inadvertently turned off the garage refer over the weekend. Wasn't a total loss since I didn't have much of anything in the cooler part but there were a couple things in the freezer. Needless to say I was surprised to see the freezer was relatively cold after almost 5 days. Unfortunately everything was thawed so now I get smoke a 15lb turkey. Everything else was just about trash anyhow since it had been in there for a good while.
Anyhow, have the bird brineing right now in a dark brown sugar and salt brine so come Saturday......we're smoke'n a turkey. Not the meat of choice but it will do. I was afraid to visit Sam's after the escapade in July and went there a couple weeks ago to get one a couple weeks ago and I about had a stroke. Cheapest one they had was $7.99 a pound and I am not paying that much for brisket...we'll go without. Now I need to find a new less expensive source. Not so funny thing is Sam's was always tyhe least expensive option so I probably won't find it for less right now. Maybe after BBQ season winds down. Should hopefully be soon so I can start mine again.
$7.99 for raw brisket? Choice brisket here is about $2.50lb.