USDA Choice

Brisket

$129.00
USDA Choice

Brisket

$129.00
Description

Our USDA Choice briskets are ideal for aspiring pitmasters and are large enough to show your favorite group of people the wonders of backyard smoker technique.

Description

Whether you’re a BBQ pitmaster or the best barbecuer in your neighborhood, you’ll love Double R Ranch beef briskets. The Northwest’s mild climate produces beef with natural rich and beautiful marbling. We age Double R Ranch briskets at least 21 days for rich beef flavor and delicious texture. Our beef briskets are great smoked, braised, or barbecued and are perfect for your next large gathering. These work wonders with your favorite dry rubs, mops or marinades and are ideal for slow cooking. These briskets weigh between 11 and 15 pound.

Beef Grading 101

These briskets are graded USDA Choice, the second highest level of marbling recognized by the USDA.

Beef sold in the U.S. is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are eight total grades and Choice is the second highest level.

The USDA describes Choice as “high quality, but has less marbling than Prime” which means our beef at this level is excellent. Whenever possible, we work to use beef from the top one third of Choice for the highest quality possible within the grade.

Marbling, or intramuscular fat, is the most important factor used to grade beef in the U.S. and around the world. This is determined by a visual inspection of the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat between the 12th and 13th rib. Historically, this single inspection provides a correct indicator of the entire carcass. 

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Meatology

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This full brisket is identified as a 120 Beef Brisket, Deckle-Off, Boneless by the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP). This is made up of the flat or deep pectoral muscle (NAMP 120A) and the point or superficial pectoral muscle (NAMP 120B. The deckle, the hard fat and intercostal meat on the inside surface of the brisket, is removed. This is frequently referred to as a full packer brisket.

Fast fact: Each beef carcass has just two briskets. One on each side of the chest area. Despite the barbecue mythology, there is no discernible difference between the right and left briskets.

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