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post #21 of 34

R.I.P to ronp and other loved and departed members of this very old thread!

 

My experience with Costco meat has been consistently good in my area.  Not the cheapest, but, as with many Costco items, a good value for the money.

 

Good luck and good smoking!

post #22 of 34
The packer I picked up last week looks like it will need some trimming. I stuck it in the freezer since I won't be able to smoke it for a while but looking at the package the fat cap was really thick on one end, to the point that it won't render out. I usually try to trim to 1/2 inch or so even over the top
post #23 of 34
I thought Costco only sells flats with the cap removed? How many lbs is it?
post #24 of 34
The one I bought was only 9.8 lbs. Little guy
post #25 of 34

Sounds like it has the cap. 

post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by mummel View Post

I thought Costco only sells flats with the cap removed? How many lbs is it?

They have recently started selling whole prime packers in some places. The one I got last week was 14.5 lbs. At the costco here they had the Packers at the end of the cooler, a ways down from the flats.
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by antrocks22 View Post

The one I bought was only 9.8 lbs. Little guy

I always trim my briskets down and leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of fat cap on. It's not absolutely necessary, but I like to my seasoning to hit the beef as much as possible. You can see the before and after in this thread. (2nd and 3rd pic) http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/232126/rowdy-rousey-brisket-prime

post #28 of 34

I'd rather not pay up for the fat and have the butcher at Costco trim the brisket.  I'm probably going to do next weekend!

post #29 of 34

Stopped by my local business Costco yesterday and found this:

Hefting it, I figure it's about 15 lbs or more. For scale, it's on a 35 gal. garbage can lid, and there is a standard utility razor knife next to it.

 

But take a look at the price.

Yeah, it was obviously mismarked, but who am I to argue?

post #30 of 34

Holy Moly, what a STEAL!  $2.89/lb for a choice brisket!  Wow. 

post #31 of 34
Why do you think it was mismarked?

Wal-Mart sells choice briskets for $2.96/lb.

Never mind. I see they have it listed as 7.3lbs
post #32 of 34
Grrrrr why can't I find these deals!!!!!
post #33 of 34
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Grrrrr why can't I find these deals!!!!!

 

Believe me, I looked thru the rest of them for any more!

post #34 of 34

Nice Score! I woulda been so excited about that find, that they woulda suspected something when I checked out!

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