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Just an FYI about costco (In the midwest anyway)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by little smokey, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Costco has stopped ordering Packers since summer is over and do not plan on ordering more this year.  At least this is what the butcher told me at my local costco Last night.   Got me a fine 12lb packer at fareway last night for my camping smoke this weekend.  Gonna put her on at about 6pm for dinner on Saturday, no foil, and going with just salt and pepper for the rub.  Damn thing may not fit in my MES 30 but I will make it work.  The weekend will also consist of beer, pork spares, Ducths famous baked beans, ABT's, and lots of Hops and barley to marinate the so called pit master.
  2. ted campbell

    ted campbell Newbie

    The Sam's and Walmarts around my area didn't order packers at all this year.  All they carried is flats.
  3. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah they still have some nice flats at Costco, grabbed one of those for the freezer while I was there too.
  4. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I've been to three Costco's around the Detroit area this summer and there were no Packers to be had. :( Thankfully we have enough decent butcher shops in the area.
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Heard that around here too.....and they don't carry Bone-in Butts anymore either.

  6. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dont know about Costco but Walmart has packers here in Andover Minnesota area. Last time i looked they were 2.59lb. We have had pork butts, boneless pork loins, and pork ribs on sale all year. Reinhard
  7. i can get a packer any day of the week at the local grocer. if i cant get one, then im driving 3hrs back home to texas and bringing back a wagon full. lol.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  8. I really like your thinking!
  9. thanks alesia. i think its the people here that influence me. lol. :)
  10. 86gn

    86gn Newbie ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The Costco in Southlake Texas had prime grade packers last week. There are always plenty of packers but this was the first time I'd found prime.