Originally Posted by BIG ALAN
Looks like you hit a home run. Good butcher shops and even Costco get the flats packaged separately as well. You must ask them to not trim off the fat cap(they will, especially Costco, to a fault: cut too much off, then repackage.) That fat cap will keep it self basting. The shops think these are going to be boiled. Many don't know that the fat cap is money to us smokers.
i wish i too a pic before i opened it but it had a nice cap on it pretty thick after it was nice and jelly like. the butcher said the meat is usda choice angus beef. it was like 14 something for i think it was a 2.88 pounder maybe a little more