Originally Posted by BBQ PD
I've seen those a Costco also, and although I am no butcher, I believe they are not actually full packers. What I have seen is flats and points that seem to have been split, then placed in a cryovac.
You might be on to something! As I was trimming and rubbing it, I noticed that it didn't quite look it had been cut like the other packers I've done, but couldn't put my finger on what exactly was different. From the context of it being split in 1/2, it all kinda makes sense why it looks different. And why it's about 1/2 the size of a normal full packer.
Oh well, it's 4+30 into the cook now!