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Good Butcher for a Side of Beef in Canberra?

By ljcm1968 - 11 February 2011 32

Recommendations sought for a quality butcher selling sides of beef in the Canberra region.

Most import factors in order: Quality, Butchering skill, sausage taste and texture, and finally price.

No point getting cheap meat that is just that – cheap budget quality meat.

Do any butchers here in Canberra hang their beef for the 3-4 week period (preferably longer)?

Anything less than 10 days and you might as well get your meat from styrofoam package.

Obviously the butcher needs to have space and the right cool room to make sure you don’t get sick.

Thanks

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Good Butcher for a Side of Beef in Canberra?
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Holden Caulfield 12:33 pm
11 Feb 11
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I’m not sure if the Lyneham Meat Centre at Lynheam Shops ticks all the boxes for you, but IME their stuff tastes good.

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imarty 1:01 pm
11 Feb 11
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Any reason for a whole side? You’ll get a lot of stuff you don’t really need.
If it’s just steaks you’re after you’re better off asking your butcher to hang a whole t-bone or rump for you and buying sausages and mince.
I’m sure Jordo will be along soon!

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neanderthalsis 1:16 pm
11 Feb 11
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imarty said :

Any reason for a whole side? You’ll get a lot of stuff you don’t really need.

You’re obviously not a fan of nose to tail eating and the simply unctuous meals that can be made from some of the cheaper and lesser known cuts.

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neanderthalsis 1:18 pm
11 Feb 11
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miz 1:20 pm
11 Feb 11
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Moppity Meats http://www.moppitymeats.com.au/
Meat from farm near Young – I can attest to the sides of lamb, but imagine that the beef would similarly excellent.

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rosscoact 1:59 pm
11 Feb 11
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Jordo, while a fine butcher doesn’t hang his meat.

If I were going to look for aged beef I would go to either Griffith Butchery or the butchers in the Canberra Centre.

If however I was looking for the best beef around I would and do go to the Farmers markets and buy some of the highland cattle beef sold by a farm whose name I forget.

If you have enough fridge space age it yourself, you just need to keep the humidity around the 80% mark

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astrojax 2:26 pm
11 Feb 11
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the butcher just opened in dickson shops seems the biscuit – i’d be going in and asking him, he seems to have his meat well sourced and his snags aren’t at all bad. he doesn’t make black puddings or brawn, but these days that’s just sad but not at all surprising. otherwise, check out ecomeats at belconnen markets..?

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pink little birdie 2:26 pm
11 Feb 11
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Cameron at Kambah meatways hangs his meats and has won the NSW/ACT Sausage competition for several years running.
His meat is always delicious and if you want really specific meat he will order it and prepare it as requested.
He has the best lamb chops ever!!! :-)

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Jordo 2:45 pm
11 Feb 11
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Whoa peeps are into their meat this month! Hi imarty.

Rosso Rosso Rosso you need some schoolin son.

Check out http://www.jordoschopshop.com/carcases.html

Peace

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mouthface 2:53 pm
11 Feb 11
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Griffith Butchery is the place to go. The guy’s name is Richard, he’s my local butcher. Top quality meats, ages his beef, has lots of organic produce, knows his stuff and seems to have really good relationships with small quality providers. Probably the best in Canberra.

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imarty 2:55 pm
11 Feb 11
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neanderthalsis said :

imarty said :

Any reason for a whole side? You’ll get a lot of stuff you don’t really need.

You’re obviously not a fan of nose to tail eating and the simply unctuous meals that can be made from some of the cheaper and lesser known cuts.

I am actually and agree there’s some great cuts included in a side if you know what you’re doing but there’s also a lot that’s only good for casserole or roasting. You also get a lot of trimmings meaning lots of mince and sausages. Also from the total weight of the side about 1/2 is fat and bone.
You’d only end up with about 15% if that as good eating quality steaks.
+1 for Cameron @ Meatways and Jordo @ Wanniassa

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Belles 3:21 pm
11 Feb 11
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I would highly recommend Andys in Spence. (Actually called Spence Butchery and Delicatessen)

He has put meat aside for us to hang longer if we want more aged beef and hangs his meat for a decent amount of time to start with.

If you are after a specific cut he will do that for you aswell, and you can always put something on order to pick up.

If you live northside its definately worth the while to go and see him. I am fussy about my meat and all my food and can happily say that you will not be dissapointed.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?cid=18072870936508414039&q=Butcher+Spence++ACT&hl=en&gl=au

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qbngeek 3:52 pm
11 Feb 11
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Lindbecks in Quangers. They have always done whatever I am after. They have been there forever and a day and they are a local legend.

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anonymoose 5:32 pm
11 Feb 11
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There’s a new butchers that’s opened up in Dickson near Commonwealth bank. Not sure about the name but I highly recommend

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ljcm1968 10:38 pm
11 Feb 11
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Thanks for all the response, didn’t think that I would see so many so quickly.

A friend at work mentioned Lachlan Valley Meats in Griffiths, but he has only bought steaks. Has anyone used them and are they the same as the Griffith Butchery? I’ll try and get over to Jordo as many seem to sing his praises.

Cheers

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